There are 2 resort areas on Lake Mohave. To
arrange reservations for lodging or campsites, contact the resort directly using
the phone numbers below. Any questions that are not answered in
these pages can be answered by calling the appropriate resort.
You can also learn more about Cottonwood Resort from
their website at:
Cottonwood Cove Resort
Both resorts have
lodging, campgrounds, restaurant, store, and marina with gas dock. In addition to these two resorts, Willow Beach Harbor
has a gas dock and store at the north end of the lake, but NO restaurant,
lodging. Willow is located about 9 miles down river from Hoover Dam.
Mohave Resorts - Marinas
Resort (702) 297-1464
Lake Mohave Resort
(928) 754-3245 (Katherine Landing)
Harbor (928) 767-4747 (gas dock & store only)
Katherine Landing is located conveniently near Laughlin, Nevada. This
provides for entertainment by night, then water play by day. Hotels are
also plentiful as well as cheap meals.
Cottonwood Cove is about an hour drive north of Laughlin on the Nevada side
of the river. This area is quieter and less busy, not to mention being 20
miles closer by water to Hoover dam. See our
of Lake Mohave.
Above is a picture of Cottonwood Cove Motel & marina
Lake Mohave facts and trivia
Lake Mohave was formed in 1953 with the completion of Davis Dam, named after
Arthur Powell Davis, Director of Reclamation from 1914 to 1932. He was one
of a small group of men who originally had the vision of harnessing the power
and water resources of the mighty Colorado River.
Davis Dam was constructed simply of an earth and rock-fill embankment with a
concrete spillway, gravity structure and power generation plant. Davis Dam
is 67 miles south of Hoover Dam forming Mohave Lake, a long and narrow lake no
more than 4 miles wide at the widest point. Most of the lake's length is
in narrow canyons, within the steep walls of Pyramid, Painted, Eldorado and
Black Canyon. As the water comes out of Hoover dam it's a chilly 53
degrees. As the water opens up into the main lake area some 45 miles south
it begins to warm up, and in the summer gets into the 80's at the surface.
The primary purpose of Davis Dam is to regulate the flow of water coming out
of Hoover Dam, including provide 1.5mil acre feet of water to Mexico in
accordance with a 1944 water treaty. In addition to
water regulation, Davis dam also controls flash floods, generates up to 2
billion KW-hours per year, provides recreational water and habitat for
fish and wildlife.
All these benefits cost a mere $64 million dollars, peanuts by today's
standards. Although built some 46 years ago it'
fully paid for in year 2000 from revenues earned from power generation.
Davis Dam Facts
Dam volume (earth
and rock): 3.64 mil cubic yds.
Generation: 5 generators, 48MW
1.8mil acre ft.
area: 44 sq. mi.