Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes Lake Mohave offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its expansive location caters to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen. Three of America's four desert ecosystems--the Mohave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts--meet in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. As a result, this seemingly barren area contains a surprising variety of plants and animals, some of which may be found nowhere else in the world.
This calm lake often appears as empty as the desert. Sailboats, fishing boats, ski boats, and houseboats all share the lakes' 290 square miles without crowding one another. On these spacious open waters opportunities for sight-seeing and other boating activities are varied; many scenic areas that are inaccessible to cars can be reached by boat.