Things to Do
Discover Temple BarThe boat launch at Temple Bar is closed, however you can rent a boat or kayak by the hour, day or week. Or, enjoy the dark night skies and peaceful desert by spending a few nights at the cabins, motel or campgrounds.
Location1 Main Street
Temple Bar Marina, AZ 86443
DirectionsThe turnoff to Temple Bar is about 20 miles south of the Hoover Dam off of U.S. Highway 93 and about 50 miles north of Kingman.
The launch ramp at Temple Bar is closed due to low water. Fuel sales (both water and land-based) are available, along with a variety of boat, equipment rentals, and boat slip rentals.
Temple Bar offers lakeside cabins and lake and desert view motel rooms. The Temple Bar Campground has 71 sites with fire pits/grills, picnic tables, restrooms and running water. A dump station is also on site. Full hookup RV sites with nearby showers are also available.
Dine at the seasonal cafe, or grab a variety of snacks, drinks and charcoal from the store. Picnic tables and grills are located near the store.
Hike through the desert along the Temple View Trail to observe the crystal blue waters of Lake Mead and the natural "temple" that changes colors throughout the day.
Although there are no beaches at Temple Bar, it's a great place to rent a boat and find your own secluded beach or cove where you can spend the day fishing, soaking in the sun and wading along the shore. Lake cove maps are available at the visitor center.
Fuel, both water and land-based, can be purchased at Temple Bar.
Temple Bar is remote, which is what makes it so special. The Las Vegas Valley, Kingman, Arizona, and Route 66, are about 90 minutes away. In these areas, you can find museums, restaurants, stores and a variety of entertainment options. Grand Canyon West is about 2 hours away.
Boat Ramp Closures
Until recently, this area had a boat launch capable of handling power boats on trailers. Over the past seven years, Lake Mead’s water level has dropped about 35 feet, leaving boat ramps sometimes hundreds of feet from the water. While the park has used millions of dollars in federal funding to extend ramps, most of that construction no longer reaches the lake. On Lake Mead, currently only Hemenway Harbor has a ramp for trailered boat launching and retrieval that does not require a 4wd. Lake Mohave has open boat ramps at all its locations.
The Temple Bar area offered secluded and sandy coves and beaches accessible only by boat. Visitors could launch their boats and purchase supplies at this concessioners's dock.
Last updated: January 30, 2023