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Kayaking on Lake Mohave - in Cottonwood Cove NV


Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - A lake in the middle of the dessert. Barren landscape and different. I took a swim on a secluded beach on the Arizona side and privately mooned the Arizonians for their anti-immigrant laws.

  Put in at marina in
  Cottonwood Cove NV.
Paddle north
  and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 6+ miles
Cottonwood Cove Marina
  - kayak rentals available
  Lake Mead National
  Recreation Area
50-foot cliffs Lake is busy with jetskis
  and powered boats.
Best to avoid the very hot months
  of June thru September.

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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Other resources:
Wikipedia: Lake Mohave
Cottonwood Cove Resort
Cottonwood Cove Resort: Visiting Lake Mohave
National Parks Service: Lake Mead National Recreation Area


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At Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Cottonwood Cove NV.
Trip date is September 2012.


The desert landscape near Lake Mohave (inside the rec area).


At the public beach and marina in Cottonwood NV.





Just launched on Lake Mohave.











Paddling out of the marina into the open waters of Lake Mohave.




















Paddling north, this picture is to my left (Nevada side).




















Mile 23 marker. Odd mile numbers on Nevada side, even numbers on Arizona side.





The barren Mount Davis on the Arizona side.


I decided to go to the Arizona side as there are cliffs there to see.





Mile 24 marker on Arizona side.


























Lake Mohave's very clear waters.









A bird (heron I think) in flight.





























A boat near the foot of Mount Davis.


After abouth an hour paddling northwards, I turned around and now paddling back.








The same boat I saw earlier sailing to Cottonwood Cove.
My wife later told me it unloaded a Chinese tourists with lots of luggage.

















The wake from the fast boat.



















































I decided to beach on that nice area and take a swim.














I am now crossing the lake to the Nevada side.

















Getting closer to Cottonwood Cove marina.