Official visitor information guide to Lake Mead boat rentals and outdoor recreational activities on the water. Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States in maximum water capacity, which allows houseboat rentals, waverunners, jet ski, and water sport boat tours including the Hoover Dam Tours. It is located on the Colorado River about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and lies partly in Arizona. Boaters should be aware that underwater hazards do exist throughout the lake, as the water fluctuates; you should always troll an area before you travel fast on lake. Lake Mead is formed by the completion of the Hoover Dam.
The lake has several large bodies and the closest to the Hoover Dam is called Boulder Basin. The narrow channel, which was once known as Boulder Canyon and is now known as The Narrows which is best used for water skiiing, and wakeboarding during no congested boating days. When the lake levels are high enough, a section of the lake farther upstream from the Gregg Basin is flooded, which includes Grand Wash Bay and the Pearce Ferry Bay and launch ramp.
Our services for high end wakeboard boats, waverunner, water sport lessons, boat tours, and watercraft rentals are available at the marina or launch ramp of your choice. The Las Vegas Bay Marina and the Lake Mead Marinas were relocated a few years ago to Hemenway Harbor. Overton Marina has been closed due to low levels in the northern part of the Overton Arm. Government Wash, Las Vegas Bay, and Pearce Ferry boat launch ramps have also been closed. The marinas that remain open include Las Vegas Boat Harbor and Lake Mead Marina all sharing Hemenway Harbor/Horsepower Cove, Callville Bay Marina, Echo Bay Marina, and Temple Bar Marina, along with the Boulder Launch Area (former location of the Lake Mead Marina) and the South Cove launch ramp.