Hoover Dam reopens to visitors Tuesday

Not all amenities will be available just yet

Mitch Kelly
October 20, 2020 - 5:10 am

Photo Courtesy: National Park Service/Lake Mead

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - On Tuesday, the Bureau of Reclamation will reopen Hoover Dam to the visiting public. The dam had been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Trump Administration is focused on reopening America and keeping its public icons – including the incredible human engineering feat that is the Hoover Dam – accessible to all visitors,” said Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman. “We are excited to welcome the public back to Hoover Dam.” 

Visitors will be able to drive across the top of Hoover Dam, park in the parking garage and other designated parking areas, walk on the top of the dam and access the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge plaza and walkway. The Historic Railroad Trail access point will open, as well. All open areas can be accessed without tickets. Visitor Center tours and exhibits remain closed. 

Accessibility Information: 

• Ticket sales for Visitor Center Tour/Exhibits – No online ticket sales at this time 

• Visitor Center Tours – Closed 

• Visitor Center Exhibits – Closed 

• Memorial Bridge Plaza and Walkway – Open 

• Outdoor areas throughout the site – Open 

• Historic Railroad Trail – Open 

• Parking Garage & Arizona Pay Lot – Open ($10/vehicle) 

• Café at Parking Garage – Reopening to be announced soon 

• Gift Store at Parking Garage – Reopening to be announced soon 

• Gift Store at Arizona Turnaround – Reopening to be announced soon 

Visitors are asked to adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to protect themselves, fellow visitors and Hoover Dam employees. 

The Bureau of Reclamation says that Hoover Dam will continue to adapt to changing conditions while following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local officials.