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Boating On Lake Mohave In Arizona

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Lake Mohave, Arizona

Free Public Boating & Water Sport Activities

Lake Mohave, located on the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada, is a picturesque reservoir known for its stunning desert landscape and recreational opportunities. Boating is a favorite activity on Lake Mohave due to its cast waters and serene setting. Visitors can enjoy various watercraft, including powerboats, houseboats, jet skis, pontoons, and kayaks, allowing them to explore the lake's vast expanse and hidden coves.

The lake's size and calm waters make it a paradise for popular water sports such as water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, paddleboarding, and fishing. Thrill-seekers and families alike are drawn to Lake Mohave for the adrenaline-pumping adventures these activities offer.

Lake Mohave boasts several boat launch ramps situated along its shores, making it convenient for boaters to access the water and embark on their adventures. These ramps ensure easy entry and exit for boats of all sizes, contributing to a seamless and enjoyable boating experience.

Marinas are available around Lake Mohave, offering essential services and amenities to boaters. These marinas provide boat slips, fueling stations, restaurants, and even rental services, catering to the needs of both seasoned boaters and first-time visitors.

Nearby Lake Mohave, Arizona, visitors can explore the city of Bullhead City, AZ, located just south of the lake. Bullhead City offers a range of recreational activities, including water sports, fishing, and boating on the Colorado River. Just a short drive away, Laughlin, Nevada, lies on the opposite side of the river and is famous for its lively casino resorts and entertainment options. The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with numerous casinos and entertainment venues.

Camping opportunities are abundant near Lake Mohave, giving visitors a chance to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region. Several campgrounds along the lake's shoreline offer both RV and tent camping options, allowing visitors to enjoy the tranquility of the desert landscape and the glistening waters.

The best season to visit Lake Mohave is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild, and the lake is less crowded. However, it remains accessible and enjoyable year-round, with winter offering a quieter and more peaceful experience for those seeking solitude.

Lake Mohave in Arizona is a haven for boaters, water sports enthusiasts, and nature lovers. With its stunning vistas, diverse water activities, and convenient facilities, Lake Mohave offers a memorable and enjoyable experience for all who visit. Whether you're cruising on a boat, trying out thrilling water sports, camping under the desert stars, or simply appreciating the natural beauty of the area, Lake Mohave promises an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Arizona desert.

Boating, camping and fishing.

Lake Mohave, a 28,800-acre reservoir, is located on the Colorado River along the Arizona - Nevada border with Lake Mead to the north and Lake Havasu to the south. Arizona Side - Primary access to the lake on the Arizona side is at Katherine's Landing, five miles off Arizona Highway 68. Follow the Davis Dam road for about one mile to the Katherine's Landing turnoff. Nevada Side - From Nevada, take I-95 to Searchlight, then east on Cottonwood Cove Rd to the lake. Or, I-95 to Palm Gardens, then east on Laughlin Highway to Nevada Telephone Cove Road - following it to Telephone Cove. Note there are several side roads off Telephone Cove Road to other lake access points. Fish species in Lake Mohave include bass, striped bass, crappie, trout, bluegill and catfish.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina Campground - 702 297-1464

Davis Dam Campground - 928 754-7250

Lake Mohave Marina RV Campground - 928 754-3245

Katherine Landing North Campground - 702 293-8990

Lake Mohave Map


Fish species found in Lake Mohave include largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Striped bass

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Local Contact Information

Lake Mohave - Arizona Side
Lake Mohave Marina
2690 Katherine Spur
Bullhead City, AZ 86429
928 754-3245

Lake Mohave - Nevada Side
Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina
10000 Cottonwood Cove Rd
Searchlight, NV 89046
702 297-1464

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