Canoeing & Kayaking
Photo by Mike Fairman
There are many hidden coves to discover by canoe or kayak on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave. Don't forget to explore the popular Black Canyon in your own canoe or kayak. Rent a canoe or kayak from the Willow Beach Marina. For reservations please call Willow Beach Marina at (928) 767-4747.
For information regarding reservations and access to the launch site just below Hoover Dam in Black Canyon where canoes, kayaks, and personal rafts can be launched, please visit the Bureau of Reclamation: Lower Colorado Region Paddle Craft and Rafting Tours.
Reservation for launch permits just below Hoover Dam are handled by Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures. Black Canyon Restrictions To obtain a paddlecraft launch permit to launch directly below Hoover Dam contact one of the authorized paddlecraft outfitter listed on the "Guided Services" lint at: http://www.nps.gov/lake/parkmgmt/authorized_businesses.htm
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 on Quagga Mussels here...
Did You Know?
In order to manage invasive plants on park lands, 16 Exotic Plant Management Teams (EPMT's) have been deployed throughout the country. The teams are a new weapon to combat exotic plants. The first test of the EPMT concept was made in 1996 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. More...