Lifejackets or Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
Boaters must have a minimum of one good and serviceable U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved lifejacket for each person on board their vessel. Lifejackets must fit the intended user including children and infants. All persons 12 years or younger must wear a lifejacket while on board a vessel. All boats 16 feet or over must have a USCG-approved type IV (throwable) lifejacket on board in addition to lifejackets for each individual. For personal watercrafts (PWCs), a minimum of one USCG approved lifejacket must be worn by each person on board.
Safe Boating Course
Time and Place
Drugs, Alcohol and Reckless Operation
Hovercraft and Airboats
Time and Place
Invasive Mussel Found at Lake Mead
Live quagga mussels (a nuisance invasive species closely related to, and commonly referred to as zebra mussels) were discovered in Lake Mead on January 6, 2007 at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor marina. In order to not spread the mussel to Lake Mohave and other bodies of water, please follow the suggestions below.
Effective ways boaters (including personal watercraft, canoe, and kayak users) and fisherman can ensure that their boats, vehicles, trailers and other equipment do not become the means of infecting other waters:
More Quagga Mussel information here...
Did You Know?
Lake Mead was named in honor of Dr. Elwood Mead. As Commissioner of Reclamation from 1924 - 1936, he drafted new specifications for a giant project that would dam the Colorado River and create the world's (at that time) largest artificial lake.