RiverlakesHost is your gateway to
recreational information for Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake
Powell. Here you will find
boatload of unique
information, some not available anywhere else on the web except
here. Our goal at Riverlakesis 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 parks.
Some of the information contained here
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
of information about things to see or do we'd like to share them with others. Please
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
Candid and honest
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
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
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
addedor 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.
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
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