Overton Beach Marina to Begin Move January 31 Temporary Closure of Area Commonly Referred to as The Narrows 12 noon to 6 p.m., Friday, February 2. 6-07
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8947
The Overton Beach Marina is scheduled to begin moving from the Overton Arm of Lake Mead to the existing marinas operated by Forever Resorts at Callville Bay and Temple Bar. The marina will depart Overton Beach at midnight on January 31 and travel about one mile-per-hour down the Overton Arm.
When the marina reaches the Middle Point location of Lake Mead, the south end of the marina (with 45 boats in slips) will separate and head to Temple Bar. The north marina (with 80 boats in slips) will enter the Virgin Basin and travel through the area commonly referred to as “the narrows” and head to Callville Bay.
The temporary closure of “the narrows” from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, February 2 is necessary for the safe relocation of the marina.Please note these times may be adjusted as the operation gets underway. At this time, the NPS is also requesting news helicopters do not fly in the narrows Friday, February 1 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. for safety reasons. There will be opportunities to get aerial footage without impacting the operation. Please coordinate other areas and times to get aerial footage with Roxanne Dey at 702.293.8947.
The Overton Beach Marina is moving due to lowering water levels on Lake Mead. Facts about the marina configuration and other data for the move:
The public facilities at Overton Beach will remain open. hose areas include the public launch ramp, the restrooms, the fish cleaning station, and the ranger station. The shoreside facilities operated by the concessioner will close as scheduled March 31 (long-term trailer village, RV Park, store, fuel station, and dry boat storage).
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