Lake Mohave is a man made lake on the Colorado River located between the Hoover Dam and Davis Dam in Cottonwood Valley. The lake is the border of Nevada and Arizona. The main roads leading in to the area require a fee, however, you are able to access Lake Mohave through many of the back roads in a Jeep, avoiding the fee. This almost 70 mile section of the Colorado River flows past Boulder City, Nelson, Searchlight, Cottonwood Cove, Cal-Nev-Ari, and Laughlin to the west in Nevada and Willow Beach and Bullhead City to the east on the Arizona side. Lake Mohave and the area around its shoreline are part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area administered by the National Park Service.
There are many off road trails in the area from easy dirt roads, through technically challenging trails. Many of the areas are quite remote with a few popular trails going to the lake such as Burro Wash and Eldorado Trail. Others like Copper Cache in the Nelson area are old mining road will surprise you with their challenges and obstacles. Many of the Lake Mohave access trials provide a cool and refreshing end during the hot summer months where you can cool off and take a swim in the clean waters of Lake Mohave. Many of the washes and beaches are quite sandy so be sure to air down and travel with others to avoid getting stuck.
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