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Welcome to the Lakes on the Colorado River


Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Powell

Riverlakes Host is your gateway to recreational information for Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Powell.   Here you will find literally a boatload of unique information, some not available anywhere else on the web except here.   Our goal at Riverlakes is to be your Host and enhance your next trip to these magnificent lakes with tips, guidance, suggestions, and warnings for a more interesting, cost effective and safe visit to these incredible national parksSome of the information contained here can only be learned with years of visiting these lakes.  Our goal is to educate the public to help families enjoy their family time at these lakes.

This 10min video to the right will give you a good reference to compare the three lakes we cover in our Riverlakes site.  We get questions all the time about how the lakes compare, this video helps you see them all.  All the lakes are nice, but Powell is our favorite if you don't mind the drive getting there, an awesome place.  The video starts with Lake Mohave, then moves to Lake Mead (4:18), then Lake Powell (6:47).

If you have first hand tidbits of information about things to see or do we'd like to share them with others.  Please email us.


The Colorado River stretches over 1400 miles long and touches 5 states in southwestern United States.   Through river erosion it took the river 5.5 million years to carve the Grand Canyon to what it is today. Through the Grand Canyon area the river drops an average of 10' every 1mi. It can flow 800mil gal of water every hour.  In just one second it can flow as much as the average household uses in a whole year. The Grand Canyon floor is still being eroded down at a rate of 1 inch every 100yrs, currently at 5300ft deep. To do this the river carries away 500,000 tons of rock & debris every day downriver to Lake Mead, or about 6 tons every second.  If you travel to the east end to Lake Mead you can see the muddy waters coming into Grand Wash, carrying all of this canyon erosion.

Candid and honest reports 

You will find our reporting to be quite candid at times, we can be very passionate about our lakes.   We call it like we see it, but we encourage your feedback for accuracy.  If you disagree with our reporting or opinion, or see any errors, please let us know.   Our goal is to provide accurate information to you and the National Park Service (NPS) to enhance everyone's vacation time to be fun, economical, efficient, exciting, organized, safe, and memorable. 

The NPS is collecting fees for visiting Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Powell now to enter their national parks (except Temple Bar and Willow Beach Launch).  This new source of revenue helps to finance lake amenities and infrastructure.  You can influence where that money is spent with public input.   If you have an opinion or a problem within these two national parks, Glen Canyon, and Lake Mead, email the NPS at the addresses below.

Lake Mead National Park (includes Lake Mohave), email to:

Lake Mead National Park Information Desk
(702) 293-8906

About the editor

Tom Spurlock has been visiting these National Park Lakes on the Colorado River for 30+yrs.  His passion for water sports and weekend lake trips spawned the creation of this website.  His motive for starting this site was to share helpful tips with friends and neighbors to enhance their visiting experience. Over the years it has grown into a valuable resource for many.  We truly believe we offer a unique informational website chock full of helpful information and guidance for our National Park Lakes on the Colorado River.  We're all about helping you saving time and money while increasing safety and enjoyment at these marvelous lakes, simply with powerful information only the locals know.  This information is typically only learned by visiting these lakes for many years, but exploring our website can help you get a jump on that.  We hope you ENJOY!

Suggestions, Feedback, Donations

We built this web site for you.   We welcome your feedback to help us build the best lake information resource possible.  Tell us what you would like to see added or fixed and we will act on it. 

Most lake visitors will spend hundreds of dollars for each trip, and it's well worth it to get out of town to have some FUN!. Making the most out of each visit is key, and that can be done with good information. This website has saved thousands of families time and money with helpful tips, things to see, safety advice, etc.  After reading our website, if you feel you've learned enough to save you significant time or money, or information to significantly increase your vacation fun, please come back here to the home page and help us build the site even more with a modest PayPal donation of $5.  All of the money will go back into the website.  We appreciate your generosity, but please only donate if you have gained valuable information that far outweighs the donation.

  JUST $5 !

Increase your business

If you have a business near Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, or Lake Powell and wish to post your products or services in our pages, please contact us.   We offer very reasonable monthly rates with no web page construction costs.   We also offer hot links to your webpages.  Email your name and address for rates and terms.


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