Lake Mohave - a Hidden Desert Gem

Author
Heather
Posted On
Sep 10, 2021
Category
Destinations, Things to Do

Lake Mohave - a Hidden Desert Gem

Lake Mohave is a 67 mile stretch of the Colorado River that stretches from the Hoover Dam south to Davis Dam in Laughlin, NV. Only an hour’s drive from either Laughlin or Las Vegas is Cottonwood Cove Marina, where your houseboating adventure begins.

Not as well known and about half the size as nearby Lake Mead, this hidden gem offers a variety of recreational opportunities: boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, swimming, hiking, scuba diving, and wildlife viewing. Most of the lake is nestled among the steep, narrow walls of Black, Eldorado, Painted, and Pyramid Canyons. Black Canyon takes up about 20 miles of its northern section that can get narrower than 300 feet in areas. Since houseboats can only go so far north, this area is a great place for fishing, kayaking, or paddleboarding. Take a pontoon to explore, spot mountain sheep on the cliffs and fox in the brush.

Moor your houseboat in one of the many pebble lined coves for some solitude. Slip down the slide into the refeshing water for a swim, or throw a fishing line off the back of the boat. Cook your catch on the grill, then retire next to the campfire on the shoreline with some smores for dessert. Stargaze on the top deck and take in the great expanse of the universe. There are so many different ways to make the most out of your houseboat adventure, and not one is like the other.

Lake Mohave's desert climate extends the lake season with comfortable air and water temperatures through mid-October, but houseboating season is year round. Making it one of the few nationwide locations that doesn't shut down for winter.

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