Willow Beach

 
Willow Beach Marina
 

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Surrounded by steep canyon walls along the Colorado River, Willow Beach is a paddlecrafter's dream destination. Many visitors choose to take a guided raft or kayak trip from the base of the Hoover Dam to Willow Beach, stopping at coves, hot springs and waterfalls along the way. Others drive straight to Willow Beach where you can rent boats or paddlecraft and fish from the accessible pier.
 

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Willow Beach Map

Address

25804 Willow Beach Road
Willow Beach, Arizona 86445

Directions

Willow Beach is located 15 miles south of the Hoover Dam in Arizona off of U.S. Highway 93.
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Amenities

Willow Beach offers a range of boating services; including a launch ramp, fuel on land and water, along with a variety of boat and equipment rental options, including paddlecraft. Boat slip rentals and dry storage are also available.

Looking to spend the night? Willow Beach has an RV Park and Campground with 28 full-service (water, sewer, electric) RV sites and nine tent sites. All sites have fire rings, picnic tables and 24-hour shower and laundry access. You can also camp in the backcountry as you kayak up and down the river.

You may choose to dine while viewing the water at the Willow Beach Grill, or the on-site store sells a variety of snacks, drinks and charcoal. Picnic tables and grills are available throughout the area.
While there aren't any hiking trails at Willow Beach, you can hop in a canoe or kayak and paddle up river to access the Arizona Hot Springs. This trail is located in a dramatic slot canyon that joins the river just downstream of Ringbolt Rapid.
Fishing is a year-round activity in Lake Mohave; each season bringing its own exciting opportunities. For those without a boat, there is an accessible fishing pier, and many enjoy fishing right from the shore. Fishing equipment, bait and supplies are available at the marina store. A convenient fish cleaning station is located east of the marina parking lot.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Willow Beach Fish Hatchery is located north of the marina near the fishing pier. They routinely release rainbow trout on Fridays. You can also tour their facility.
The riverfront along Willow Beach Harbor includes a mixture of sandy and smooth rocky beaches with a few picnic tables and grills. If you travel by water north or south along the river, you will encounter many coves. Some offer special wonders of nature, including an emerald cave, hot springs and waterfalls.

Swimming Information

Fuel is available on land and water.
The Hoover Dam is just minutes to the north along U.S. Highway 93.
 
 

History

Historic photo of Willow Beach

From artifacts found along the Colorado River, Willow Beach might have been a prehistoric trading center. The Basketmaker Indians from Lost City started camping at Willow Beach around 250 B.C. In more modern times, Willow Beach became a well-known fishing camp on the Colorado River, and once Davis Dam was built, creating Lake Mohave, more amenities were added like pictured here in 1954.

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three kayaks resting along the river in the canyonwoman flipping hair in turquoise lake waterdog in life jacket on a paddlecraftwoman standing with arms spread on beach

 

Last updated: February 12, 2020

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Mailing Address:

601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005

Phone:

(702) 293-8990

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