A Desert Adventure on Lake Mead

Author
Heather
Posted On
Mar 5, 2021
Category
Destinations, Things to Do

A Desert Adventure on Lake Mead

Along the Colorado River, Lake Mead lies about 45 minutes southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The lake was formed by the Hoover Dam, it holds over 28 million acre feet of water, making it the largest reservoir in the United States measured by water capacity.

In a desert climate with temperatures that exceed 100 degrees in the summer time, Lake Mead offers cool relief in the crystal blue water. The desert temperatures bring the water temperature to the mid-80s making it comfortable for swimming and water sports through mid October.

Lake Mead sprawls across 247 square miles with 550 miles of shoreline, with countless arms and coves to explore. There are plenty of areas ideal for mooring your houseboat to call home during your stay. Look for coves surrounded by rock walls that provide wind cover as well as privacy.

One of the best areas to anchor your houseboat is on Boulder Beach, a one mile stretch of sandy beach. There are several easy hiking trails in this area.

For a more secluded feel, head to Temple Bar if you're looking for a more quiet and relaxing vibe among the colorful canyon walls. It's also a great place to explore shallower areas by kayak.

Lake Mead boasts a diverse range of warm water recreation: swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, water sports, fishing, even scuba diving. Explore the shoreline from the water by kayak or paddle board, plunge into the water from the houseboat's slide, drop a fishing line off the back of the houseboat patio or by fishing boat, or get an adrenaline rush by pulling a tube, waterski, or wakeboard behind a powerboat.

Head to Echo Bay if you're seeking a lucky catch of rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, or crappie. This area is what fishermens' dreams are made of.

With a shoreline of deep canyons, sheer cliffs, and rock formations, it's great for exploring on foot as well. You don't need a trail to experience the area, you can take off right from your houseboat. There are hiking trails nearby worth visiting before or after your houseboat vacation. Hiking is best in early summer or late summer when temperatures are cooler.  Bring plenty of extra water, comfortable shoes, hat, and don’t forget your camera.

Give us a call at 888-454-8825 or submit your information online and an agent will contact you to answer your questions and help you plan your own Lake Mead Adventure.

 

 

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