In Remote Eastern Lake Mead
The Temple Bar area of Lake Mead is quiet.
"See how the water is like a mirror! No wind, no waves, no noise from the wind, no noise at all...just plain quietness. Never heard that before!" - Erik Laflamme's comments after paddling in Temple Bay.
Kayak Lake Mead is the only local outfitter that does kayak trips out of Temple Bar. The drive is a little further but the views, the solitude, the clean water and beaches make this a great place to paddle, to explore, and or to find a nice sandy beach and just relax.
Temple Bay of the Colorado River/Lake Mead is a quiet area. It is true desert wilderness with a lot of water. That makes it a great place to view wildlife. There is a big burro population out here. Burros make trails and that make this area a great place to trail run. See our natural history pages on Mojave Desert Flora and Fauna.
Here are some of the trips we do out of Temple Bar:
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Kayak Lake Mead Trips out of Temple Bar:
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It is about a 8 mile paddle round trip to Mushroom Reef. There are some great sandy beaches if you just want to lay about. Or if you want to do some trail running, there are some a lot of burro trails to explore and run.
This is about a 10 mile round trip. You will paddle almost two miles into a hidden bay. From there, we can explore and hike seemingly forever.
This is about a 16 mile round trip into an area that almost no one paddles to. You will paddle into a bay with steep walls and rocky islands. From there, we can beach up and hike into areas that almost hikes to!
Trails Rapids Bay is big with a lot of paddling possibilites. We can make this a 6 mile round trip paddle by just goint to a nice sandy beach and relaxing or we can make this a 20 mile paddle and explore (and still include a beach to relax on!).