During the current federal government shutdown, we will share updates as to how it affects the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as they are made public. All media inquiries are directed to contact the BLM via BLM_Press@blm.gov during the shutdown.

6am PST 1/6/2019
The Department of Interior has recently determined that areas that operate with amenity fees under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) can collect fees and operate during a lapse of appropriations. Red Rock Canyon is one of these sites, and Southern Nevada Conservancy, the cooperating association for the national conservation area, operates the fee station and collects the amenity fee services for the BLM. 100% of the amenity fees collected are reinvested back into to Red Rock Canyon and allows the BLM to continue with providing a quality visitor experience, perform necessary repairs and maintain our facilities and parking areas, provide law enforcement and public safety, and manage and preserve Red Rock’s natural, cultural, and aesthetic resources which are important to the visiting public and local community.

9am PST 1/4/2019
Current closure conditions remain in effect likely through the weekend. There may be some educational programs led by Southern Nevada Conservancy, please check the calendar for details.

4pm PST 12/27/18
With the adjournment of the US House and Senate through the end of the year, the current closure conditions remain in effect. There may be some educational programs led by Southern Nevada Conservancy, please check the calendar for details.

9am PST 12/24/18
With the US Senate adjourned through Thursday morning, current closure conditions are expected to continue as-is through at least Thursday.

Attention: Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is unable to fully staff the land and facilities under its management. is not feasible to close or otherwise prohibit all access to BLM land and facilities. Park visitors are advised to use extreme caution if choosing to enter BLM property, as BLM personnel will not be able to provide guidance assistance, maintenance, or emergency response. Any entry onto property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. The BLM will not operate parks and day use facilities during the shutdown period, and no visitor's service permits, conduct educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways, or provide visitor information s will be provided. The BLM will not issue The BLM will cease providing services for BLM-operated campgrounds including maintenance, janitorial services for bathrooms, check-in/check-out reservations. No new reservations or permits will be allowed during shutdown. People holding recreation.gov reservation will need to contact recreation.gov for any questions.

Attention: Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is unable to fully staff the land and facilities under its management. is not feasible to close or otherwise prohibit all access to BLM land and facilities. Park visitors are advised to use extreme caution if choosing to enter BLM property, as BLM personnel will not be able to provide guidance assistance, maintenance, or emergency response. Any entry onto property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk. The BLM will not operate parks and day use facilities during the shutdown period, and no visitor's service permits, conduct educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways, or provide visitor information s will be provided. The BLM will not issue The BLM will cease providing services for BLM-operated campgrounds including maintenance, janitorial services for bathrooms, check-in/check-out reservations. No new reservations or permits will be allowed during shutdown. People holding recreation.gov reservation will need to contact recreation.gov for any questions.

9am PST 12/22/18
Most facilities are closed. This sign to the right is posted at the entrance. Closures will likely remain in effect through Wednesday.
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9pm PST 12/21/18
The Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center will not be open on Saturday, December 22.

Details on the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management's general shutdown plans can be found on the DOI website.

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