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.
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.