May 12, 2021



L to R: Jet Skier on Lake Mead, Kayaker on the lower Colorado River in Black Canyon/Lake Mohave, a Houseboat on Lake Mohave.
(Photos Courtesy of Lake Mead Mohave Adventures)

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LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA (May 2021) – This summer, Lake Mead Mohave Adventures encourages guests to plan ahead if they intend to enjoy its marina destinations within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Demand for outdoor recreation, including boating, kayaking and camping, continues at unprecedented levels and is expected to continue through the 2021 vacation season. Featuring six distinctive locations, each offering a startling contrast of desert and water, mountains and canyons, primitive backcountry and busy marinas, Lake Mead Mohave Adventures offers an abundance of recreational activities and space to enjoy Lake Mead, which offers an ample opportunity for exhilarating boating, houseboating, kayaking and personal watercraft adventures this summer.

“Visitors headed to Lake Mead this summer can look forward to a fantastic experience, and we can’t wait to welcome them to our marinas and campgrounds,” said Chad Taylor, director of sales and marketing, Lake Mead Mohave Adventures. “Planning ahead will ensure they have a seamless experience and can enjoy the most time possible out on the water.”

To make the most of your time at Lake Mead this summer, follow these tips:

Guests planning to visit popular destinations within an hour’s drive of Las Vegas, such as Willow Beach Marina & Campground on the Colorado River and Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina on crystal-clear Lake Mohave, are encouraged to arrive as early as possible. Capacity and parking spaces are limited at each location; the National Park Service entrance stations will turn guests away once each lot is full. Beyond the popular waterfront activities such as boating, fishing and kayaking, RV sites are offered at both locations. In addition, Willow Beach offers scenic tent camping. Reservations are not required but are highly encouraged to reserve RV or tent camping spaces.

For visitors looking for a less-crowded atmosphere, Temple Bar Resort & Marina offers a memorable way to experience the best Lake Mead has to offer. Located on the Arizona shoreline of the lake, Temple Bar remains a hidden gem, acclaimed for its tranquil waters, excellent fishing and camping—all set amidst a breathtaking desert landscape. This part of Lake Mead provides one of the most spectacular locations to see giant monolith rock formations such as Napoleon’s Tomb, Mushroom Rock and The Temple virtually rising from the lake. This eastern Lake Mead operation includes a full-service marina, restaurant overlooking the lake, convenience store, lake view motel, fishing cabins, dry storage, ski boat rentals and RV sites.

While boat rentals and ample recreational activities will still be available at Callville Bay Marina this summer, guests should note the marina operations will be affected temporarily due to relocation of docks to accommodate changing water levels. This change may increase wait times for boat launches. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early or visit less frequented locations such as Temple Bar Resort & Marina. For more information on the status of boat launch destinations and marina facilities, visit our Facebook page and Lake Mead National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) (

Lake Mead Mohave Adventures also operates several RV parks, including:

  • Echo Bay RV Park – Located on the north end of Lake Mead, this secluded park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Close to the “must-see” wonder of the Valley of Fire State Park and the ruins of the historic town of St. Thomas, visitors have an array of hiking and sightseeing opportunities. Fifty-five large RV sites provide power, water, sewer and cable TV, as well as room for boats. Meanwhile, the free on-site launch ramp provides added access and convenience.
  • Lake Mead RV Park – Located at Boulder Beach, Lake Mead RV Park offers proximity to Hoover Dam, historic Boulder City and excitement of Las Vegas. With 115 campsites, all featuring water, power, sewer and cable TV, Lake Mead RV park offers spectacular sunrise and sunset vistas, as well as two meeting rooms, barbecue pits, 24-hour laundry, an onsite convenience store, bocce ball court and horseshoe pits.

Each of these destinations operates year-round. For more information, go to

Since 1917, Guest Services, Inc. has earned the reputation as a premier hospitality management company and national and state park concessionaire that has taken great care and pride in delivering best-in-class food, lodging, retail and recreation services. The Fairfax, Virginia-based company and its subsidiaries employ more than 3,500 staff at more than 250 facilities, which welcome approximately 30 million guests annually across the United States. Guest Services, Inc. is proud to welcome visitors at Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington, several parks in the Washington, D.C. area, and state parks such as Bear Mountain in New York, in addition to Missouri’s newest state park in the Ozarks – the much anticipated Echo Bluff State Park. To learn more visit

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