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Is it crazy to rent a boat on Lake Mead at end of December?

Algonquin, Illinois
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Is it crazy to rent a boat on Lake Mead at end of December?

How cold is it, and are we going to still have fun zipping around the lake for a few hours, or freeze our butts off?

If not too crazy, what's the best place to rent from and how much for 8 people?

Thank you!

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21. Re: Is it crazy to rent a boat on Lake Mead at end of December?

Seconding a day in Valley of Fire. See: http://parks.nv.gov/parks/valley-of-fire

You have lakes in Illinois, but you don't have anything like the Valley of Fire. Don't miss it. MUCH more interesting and adventurous than Lake Mead, IMO.

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22. Re: Is it crazy to rent a boat on Lake Mead at end of December?

VoF is a 100% better, and cheaper, idea. And if you're nuts like me you'll go see one of the most famous pieces of Land Art in the US:

https://www.moca.org/visit/double-negative

Best done with 4 wheel drive however.

Edited: 1:31 am, October 12, 2017
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23. Re: Is it crazy to rent a boat on Lake Mead at end of December?

Thank you! I had a hunch about that : )

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