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Boulder Beach camping overview
Boulder Beach WARNING
Budget Vacation Ideas
Callville Bay Marina
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National Park Entrance Fees
Fishing Bait, licenses, supplies
Fishing, How to
information for Mead
Fishing Rules and
Grand Canyon Access
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Grand Canyon Tours
Hiking, Biking and Diving
Hwy Speed Traps near L. Mead
Hoover Dam Info
Hoover Dam Bypass is OPEN!
Hotels/Motels for Lake Mead
Hotels in Las
Lake Mead Marina
National Park Service link
Lakeshore Trailer Village
& RV park
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Mileages by Water
Marina Services Chart
Marinas & Launch ramps locations
MAPS OF LAKE MEAD
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Gregg Basin Map
Vegas to Boulder Basin
Overton Arm map
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Pictures of Lake Mead
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Phone Numbers of Importance
PWC BAN in National Parks
Request Lake Mead Literature
RV Camping at Lake Mead
Scuba Dive, Hike, Bike,
Services, Guides, &
South Cove & Sandy Point
Sporting Goods Stores, L.
Temple Bar Marina
Temple Bar Motel
Things to see and do
Weather, current temp
Weather & Water temp history
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National Park Entrance
Gasoline Regulations on the river
Maps of Lake
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Katherine Current Condition
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Businesses in Page, AZ
Corkscrew Slot Canyon
Fishing Report Link
Grand Canyon Tours
Hotels near Wahweap/Antelope
Lower Antelope Slot Canyon Hike
Share for Sale $15K
Monument Valley, UT
Secluded Places to play
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Services, Guides, Instruction
Tours at Lake Powell
Wahweap Area Map
Elevation History (pdf)
Water Elevation Report
ideas about Lake Powell
General Info &
Houseboat shared ownership
Houseboat Helpful Hints
Marine Radio Protocol
There are two marinas
near Boulder City, Las Vegas Boat Harbor and Lake Mead Marina. Hemenway launch ramp
is within 200yds. It's
always fun to walk out on the docks and look around at what's going on.
You will often see fast boats tied up to the dock to check out.
Kids love to feed the
fish, hundreds of suckers flock to the docks when popcorn, chips or
bread is thrown into the water. It's also fun to see the ducks
fight for the food, testing who's quicker.
If it's lunchtime the
marina offers good food, and there's a very nice outdoor eating area at
both marinas. You cannot bring your own food and picnic on the
marina docks, that's taboo. But you can buy their food and have a
very nice time overlooking the marina and boats.
cannot walk the docks and look at boats in the boat storage areas.
There's a locked gate that keep you out of this private area to aid with
At Las Vegas Boat Harbor you can rent PWC
and Boats to buzz the lake. Although is isn't exactly a budget
activity, it could be the highlight of the trip if you have kids.
Taking a pontoon boat ($50/hr) on the lake to explore canyons or see the
dam is always a thrill for those that haven't been to the lake before.
It's a beautiful area and during the summer month in the heat this is
often the best way to keep cool. Hanging out in a cove taking a
dip is pretty special.
If you want a boat for
the full day it's $300, but make sure you check the weather first.
You don't want your day to be ruined with a fast moving storm.
Storms can hit fast, any time of year, so check the weather report.
PWC can also be rented
for $65/hr or $360/day. This can get a little expensive for a
family, but the thrill of PWC on Lake Mead's glassy coves is something
you'll never forget. If you plan on renting for the day, get their
EARLY so you can enjoy the full day in the sun to get your money's
worth. BRING SUNSCREEN, you'll need it on the water where the rays
are strong and reflected of the water, a double whammy of rays to the
Renting a canoe or kayak in town, outside
the national park, can be a less expensive way to explore the lake.
Kayaks with rudders are a fun way to explore canyons, not to mention
build up the muscles in your arms. Dry storage in the kayak will
keep your valuables dry. You are responsible for hauling the
boat, so you'll need a pickup truck and rope to tie the boat in.
Optionally for another $40 you can rent a trailer.
Another great adventure that doesn't take
as much paddling is to float down the Colorado River. This costs
$45-$55/person which include transportation from Boulder City to a
secure area river launch site right below the dam. Only approved
local launching companies can get you to this launch site, with permit.
At the end of the 10mi float down the river they also
pick you up and bring you back to Boulder City. During this float
you can visit 3 hot springs along the way, as long as you reach the
pick-up point in time at the end of the day. You can also rent extra
days if you choose to spend the night on the river and be picked up the
following day. This is a great trip, a once in a lifetime
adventure if you visiting from far away.
Contact us for info.
California visitors that are visiting Lake Mead we suggest you consider
staying at Primm, NV, sometimes called Stateline. The hotels at
Stateline are very reasonably price, typically under $60/night on
Fridays, and as little at $39 Sunday thru Thur. This location can
help break up the long drive to Lake Mead and it offers great
entertainment for kids such as the log-chute shoot-em-up
water ride, Desperado roller coaster,
and a variety of video games. But don't stay up too late, we
recommend you leave the hotel in the morning
by 7am to reach the lake for a full day of activity. Don't waste
time buying breakfast in the hotel, drive thru
McDonalds next door and eat on the way to save time and money.
Primm is 55mi from Alan Bible Visitor
Center, and they open at 8:30. So leaving the Hotel at 7am, check
out, get McDonalds breakfast, and drive 55mi will get you there right
about when they open. But you may want to stop at Wal-Mart to
stock up with supplies. In that case leave at 6am. Yowie!
mountain bike along. There are many trails to ride on, kids will
love to explore the area if the weather is cool enough. Use Google Earth
to locate and plan out your daily rides. If you
don't know about Google Earth, you can see high resolution space
pictures of almost anywhere in the country. Just download the free
program and search on "Lake Mead". You'll have a great time with
Google Earth looking at the country.
If you don't
have a mountain bike or a way bring your own, you can rent mountain bike
nearby for $40-$80/day.
Contact us for info.
Tours of the Grand Canyon can also add
memories to your trip. For under $100/person you can take an all
day bus ride to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and see some amazing
country. If you haven't been to the South Rim it's something to
marvel. It's a photo-bugs paradise for picture taking, bring your
camera! Check out the bus tours