In the Boulder Basin
Lake Mead is a classic desert lake with its harsh, rugged, rocky terrain.
You can paddle during your visit to Las Vegas with no problem. In an hour, you can be in Boulder Basin, be on the water, and be surrounded by beautiful desert views.
Lake Mead is a good place to view wildlife, not a trip goes by without some views of eagles, blue heron, or mountain sheep. See our natural history pages on Mojave Desert Flora and Fauna.
Some trip ideas:
Half Day to Boulder Islands - This kayak trip is easy and convenient. We meet at Starbucks Coffee Shop in Boulder City and a few minutes later we're on the water having fun! These islands are about 1 mile from our put-in. We'll paddle around a bit and maybe beach up for a picnic.
Full Day to Castle Cove - This trip is about 8 miles round trip. It's an open water paddle but, it's nice sometimes to get out on the open water.
Full Day to Hoover Dam - On this Lake Mead trip, we'll see the dam from the upper or lake side of the Black Canyon. It is about a 11 mile round trip.
Here are some of the trips we do in the Boulder Basin of Lake Mead:
Map and Photos: Use this link to see an interactive map of these trips.
Contact us if you have questions.
In the photo gallery: Friends from UNLV, Johanna, Lifan, Billy, Neil and friends paddling and beaching up at Boulder Islands, Castle Cove, and a trip to Hoover Dam.
Contact us to get a quote or to schedule a trip or lesson on Lake Mead or in the Black Canyon.
Email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we're back in the office from kayaking:
Call us, you may have to leave a message but we'll return your call as soon as possible: 928-767-3061.