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Lake Mohave is second only to Lake
Mead for Nevada, Arizona, and Southern California boaters, jet
skiers, fisherman, and water sport enthusiasts. Lake Mohave is down
right skinny, not more than 4 miles across at its widest point, but
is 67 miles in length. It is confined for most of its length by the
steep walls of the Pyramid, Painted, Eldorado and Black canyons.
Map 260k pdf
Photo provided by
Seven Crown Resorts, Lake Mohave
boat, and waverunner rentals.
Katherine Landing Ranger Station
1.928.754.3272 or 754.3030
Lake Mohave Resorts 1.928.754.3245
Cottonwood Cove Marina 1.702.297.1464 or 1.702.297-1005
Marine Radio Channel 16
Capacity: 1,818,300 acre-feet
Surface Area: 44 square miles
Length: 67 miles
Max lake elevation: 647 feet
Lake Mohave is part of the
National Recreation Area and is operated by the National Park
Service. Lake Mohave is home for fish and wildlife; it also
regulates flash floods from the side washes below Hoover Dam.
Map 352k pdf
The area around the Lake Mohave and along the
Colorado River below Davis Dam also provides a lot of recreation
areas for fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, waverunners,
camping, picnicking, exploring, auto touring, photography and "just
There are a lot of beaches that can only be
accessed by boat. During the summer, boaters seek out beach sites
for camping. They swim, water ski and relax. If you like to fish for
Trout the clear waters at the upper end of the lake are excellent,
while Largemouth and Striped Bass are taken from the lower end of
the lake. Near the Dam is a good place for Stripers. A fishing
license from either Arizona or Nevada, to which a special-use stamp
from the opposite state is attached, is required for those wishing
to fish on Lake Mead or Lake Mohave.
Public areas are located at Katherine's Landing,
in Arizona (near Davis Dam), and at Cottonwood Cove, east of
Searchlight, Nevada. Boats and waverunners can be rented at
Katherine's Landing. Public campgrounds are available at both
locations providing tent and trailer camping, restaurants, lodging,
docking facilities, boat and fishing tackle equipment, and fishing
licenses. Willow Beach, 31 miles upstream on the Arizona shore, has
gas for boats and is being updated because it is in a flood zone.
Check with Rangers for the latest update.
Known as a family resort, Cottonwood Cove is on
the Nevada shoreline of Lake Mohave like a desert oasis. With
houseboat and deck cruiser rentals, 24 room beachfront motel, bar &
grill and swim beach, Cottonwood Cove is the perfect place for a
family gathering. The gift store offers mementoes of your stay,
groceries, boating and fishing supplies. Visit nearby Laughlin,
Nevada before or after your visit for gaming excitement! One hour
north of Laughlin, Nevada on the Nevada shoreline of Lake Mohave.
Map 327k pdf
Entrance fees are for entrance into Lake Mead
National Recreation Area. Entrance stations are under construction
and are expected to be open in May 2000. Current locations are East
Lake Mead Drive, East Lake Mead Blvd., Boulder Beach and Katherine
Landing. Additional locations will be added in future projects.
Holders of annual passes will be authorized to enter the park
through the far right hand lane of the entrance station.
Golden Age Pass
Golden Age Pass
Nat'l Parks Pass
vehicle (covers all passengers)
$20.00 per annual pass (all passengers)
$ 3.00 per person (motorcycle, bicycles, etc)
$20.00/annual pass (motorcycle, bicycles etc.)
$10.00 US age 62 or older lifetime pass
Free - medically determined to be permanently disabled.
$50.00 valid for 1 year from month purchased
All motorized vessels entering the park will be
assessed a lake use fee charge. This includes vessels that are in
dry storage and/or maintained in slips at the marinas.
|$10.00 first vessel
$ 5.00 each additional vessel
$20.00 first vessel
$10.00 each additional vessel
Remember these are average
temps. We have seen days in July/August that have reach 128 degrees.
We have experienced morning lows of 105 degrees. Those of us that
live in Laughlin greatly thank whoever invented air-conditioning.
(large pdf files)
Seven Crown Resorts,
at Katherine Landing has houseboat, boat, and
Forever Resorts has
houseboat rentals at Cottonwood Cove
Fun on the lake
Nice site about the Lake
from the Lake Mead Site
Watercraft Issue What's up with waverunners and Jet Skis on
Lake Mohave and Lake Mead? Are they banned?
the water so low? National Park Service announcement
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