Discover a cool oasis surrounded by desert mountains on the Arizona-Nevada border.
Two engineering marvels constrained the Colorado River between steep canyon walls. This 70-mile stretch of the river between the Hoover Dam and Davis Dam forms a “skinny” lake with the widest point four miles across. Just north of Bullhead City and 50 miles from Kingman, this remote desert lake at the southern section of Lake Mead National Recreation Area features more than 200 miles of shoreline. Visitors can spot petroglyphs on cliff walls from as early as 3,000 years ago from the area’s original inhabitants and spot wild burros and other native critters that come to the water for a drink.
Play on the Water
The high-speed open waters of Lake Mohave are a favorite for water skiing, boating and scuba diving. This expansive lake has plenty of sandy beaches reachable only by boat to find privacy. Rent a pontoon boat for a leisurely tour of the lake or go all in with a high-powered ski boat and make some waves. At Katherine Landing, visitors rent paddleboards, pedal boats, kayaks and Jet skis plus cabanas to enjoy a day on the beach. At the northernmost end of Lake Mohave, boats can travel up the Colorado River to the base of Hoover Dam.
Cast a Line
Anglers on the hunt for largemouth, smallmouth and striped bass plus rainbow trout, channel catfish and sunfish find plenty of secluded fishing holes on Lake Mohave. Multiple campgrounds and RV sites along the shoreline make it easy to cast a line from sunup to sundown. Katherine Landing at Lake Mohave Marina is the most popular place to put in and troll secluded coves for bass. Rainbow trout are most active in the northern section of the lake near Willow Beach Marina, 15 miles south of Hoover Dam. Striped bass are prolific just above Davis Dam.
Lake Mohave Lodge hosts visitors year-round, with 51 rooms, 24 RV sites and nearly 200 family friendly camping sites. The lodge is the perfect base camp for multi-day trips to explore the region. Visit Kingman to see a historic Route 66 outpost that holds onto its vintage charms. See time capsules such as vintage neon signs and roadside motor lodges and mingle with friendly locals who welcome visitors to enjoy the area’s vintage vibes.
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Boulder City, NV 89005
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