Lake Mohave
Lake Mohave
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Located between the Hoover and Davis Dams, the lake's 237 miles of shoreline, plus the area's usually sunny weather, provide ample opportunity for boating, swimming, scuba diving, fishing or just relaxing on the beach.
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petgroomer
Harris, MN56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This lake is so clear, you can easily see the bottom 15 feet down, there are many things to see on and around this huge lake. Sandy beaches, the back of the davis dam, the sleeping warrior, camp grounds, a wrecked houseboat and many others. there are toilet facilities in many areas around the lake as well. the water is very cold but feels refreshing on a hot day.
Written March 8, 2020
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Christy Z
Sugar Land, TX43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
Stayed in Henderson, NV with my family for the Las Vegas experince. Met a local college guy and asked what I could do with my teenage boys around Las Vegas. After he laughed saying not too much he said do you like water and heights? We all said yes! And boy did we get a great tip from a "local". There is a place called Nelson's Landing. Directions:
• Take US-93 South / US-95 South leaving Las Vegas towards Boulder City
• Merge onto US-95 S / VETERANS MEMORIAL HWY toward SEARCHLIGHT / LAUGHLIN / NEEDLES and continue for approx. 10 miles,
• Turn LEFT on NV-165 and continue for 11. miles until you reach Nelson, NV.(look for a solar panel farm on 95 when you see that 165 is across from the solar farm)
• After you reach Nelson, NV, Continue on for 1.6 miles until you reach Nelson's Landing and scneic overlook circle. Go to the right of this over view you will see a dirt road on the right it will take you all the way to the water, very rough gravel and dirt road. I have an Odyssey Van no problem.Take it slow! Go all the way down and paradise! The water is so clear and you see the cliffs that people jump off of. WE had the best day ever just swimming and relaxing. It is safe there. There are park rangers there patroling. There is no alcohol allowed and are stiff fines if they catch you drinking. I didn't jump off the cliffs but enjoyed the free show of others jumping. Wow amazing! It's not illegal I asked the park rangers if you could jump off of any cliffs and he said yes. The one thing that is heart breaking is many people leave their trash all over the place and we did have a difficult time clearing an area for our site. It is such a beautiful place and I don't understand why people can't pick up after themselves. You need to wear river shoes of some type because the broken glass in some parts is terrible. Once you find your spot it is heaven especially the water is ice cold. They have a bathroom close by and the free shows are all day from those who dare to jump! The day we went we even got to see a car being pulled out of the lake the troopers thought there was a dead body in the car, but no it was insurance fraud. Was very interesting to see hazmat at work with the park ranger at work. This place is very isolated and it took us awhile to locate it. Good luck in finding it. It is well worth the hunt! Here it is for GPS locators Lat 35.70778
Long -114.7125
Written June 27, 2012
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Odyssey38345
San Bernardino, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After spending too many days watching boats go up and down the river while sitting in the casinos at Laughlin, my husband and I used some of those winning dollars to buy ourselves a boat and ride on the river all day/gamble all night. But after just a few visits on the river itself, where we felt over-run, beat half to death by the choppy water and just not into the cold water of the river, we decided to check out Katherine Landing and Lake Mojave. We were completely hooked! Although the launch at Katherine can sometimes be very congested, if you time your launches and pull outs just right there is really not too much hassle. The lake itself is a sight to behold! Lots and lots of secluded coves to skinny-dip in...I mean explore, the open basin as you head north towards Cottonwood Cove, the rocks to climb and even wild life (not the skinny dippers, but real critters). It has been our experience that the boaters tend to be mostly families; we have run across a few "Yahoos", (and everyone needs to be a Yahoo once in a while), but not nearly in the numbers you'd see towards the Sand Bar or Lake Havasu. Don't get me wrong, we love a visit or two to those places each summer, but it's the easy going attitude that draws us back to Lake Mohave summer after summer. If you're looking for a place to boat where you very seldom need to worry about letting your kids tube without them getting run over by other boaters who may not be paying attention to other boats, this is definetly the place to go!
Written June 7, 2006
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LovelyTravel777
LovelyTravel7777 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I went to a three-day trip to Laughlin & Grand Canyon last weekend. On the first day, we visited Laughlin.

We were reading user reviews at tripadvisors and travel guide books and we decided to go to two places in Laughlin on the first day: Davis dam and Lake Mohave.

When I got to the lake, I was absolutely impressed with the place. The lake was very beautiful.. and the water was very clear and clean. I grew up in the metropolitan area where rivers and beaches were somewhat polluted. So, when I looked at this lake, I was surprised how clean it was. The lake was also very quiet and only few people were there. (some local people and us)

We actually visited this lake twice while we were in Laughlin: in the afternoon (sunset) and in the morning. We had a great time.
Written May 22, 2007
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Juan J
Orange, CA4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
Lake was Great, Had a great week if it wasnt for the low life thieves of bullhead city. donot keep anything in your car.
Written July 24, 2012
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SKILILLADY
Shreveport21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Make sure you have a $300 deposit and it cost $120 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Find someone to rent for all day. They also have police on the Lake also. Safety first. The water is beautiful.
Written June 13, 2014
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Trish V
Wrentham, MA762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I just returned from a trip based in LV; we traveled to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion, as well as Hoover dam and Lake Mead - all great. It was our last day, and we were flying out that evening, and we decided to explore further down the Colorado to a marina on Lake Mohave. We drove through the desert, and about a mile from the lake, we could see the lake, but I didn't see anything else. We are just about there, and go around the turn, and there is this oasis- palm trees, hotel, marina with houseboats and people launching boats and jet skis. After lunch at the cafe, we spent the afternoon at the beach - the water was fabulous since temps were in the 100's, but dry. We would love to return and rent a houseboat for several days in the future.
Written September 8, 2010
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jerry s
Lakewood, CA3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
If you want to spend a few days on the beach at Lake Mojave, don't leave anything on the beach when you leave because the Rangers (& the thugs) now consider your stuff abandoned if its unattended so therefore anyone can take your belongings and its not even considered stealing. Nice. We lost about $1000 worth of stuff last week and the Rangers wouldn't even call me back to file a report.
Written September 1, 2013
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amuzed2death
Orange County, CA202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Lake Mojave is great for all water activities. Many families with children enjoying the warm water of the lake.
The only problem I have had is occasionally some boats enter the boat-restricted area of Telephone Cove. A boater narrowly passed my children swimming. When I pointed to the boater that no boats were allowed, he shouted some profanities and ignored. He sounded drunk, so I didn't want to escalate and ruin my family fun day.
I wish the rangers visit more often and enforce the no-boat rule. That's really the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars.
Written August 9, 2018
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Art o
Santa Ana, CA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We have camped out on Lake Mojave past 20yrs and theres always new unexplored coves to camp out in. Price is very reasonable and one can camp out on the lake atleast one week on one fee!! We have traveled 5 plus miles into the lake and even found a cove with an OUTHOUSE lol !!! As for the Romance well just use your imagination,,, being in a secluded cove , miles away from noisey nieghbors(i seem to draw these types) you and your lover laying down under the stars and moon with a bottle of wine and NO ONE WATCHING YOUR ACTIONS👍😉 😉 campfire and then you both,,,,, you know what im talking about right😍👍😉,,, WORD OF ADVISE,,, be careful NO Matter the circumstances, , twice ive had a SUPRISE 9 months later!!! 😊😅
Written January 18, 2017
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