Lakes & Rivers

Boasting wide open spaces, clear blue skies, and over 1,000 miles of fresh water coastline, Mohave County’s recreational and performance marine scene is as good as it gets and unlike anywhere else in the entire country – which is why we are affectionately known as ‘Arizona’s West Coast’.
So what is it about Mohave County that, on any given weekend, makes our lakes and rivers the ultimate place to be? We think it’s our casual atmosphere and the fact that we’re a Mecca for southwest boating, which is why builders such as Advantage, Nordic, E-Ticket, and more all call Mohave County their home.

Once you arrive on scene, you too will be part of it all because the people on Mohave County’s waterways are as inclusive and friendly as the action is hot. No matter where you go, you’re sure to have an experience you couldn’t have anywhere else. And that’s what Arizona’s West Coast is all about.

Lake Mead

Lake Mead is the largest man-made reservoir in the United States. Formed by Colorado River water impounded by the Hoover Dam, the lake extends 112 miles (180 km) behind the dam, holding approximately 28,500,000 acre feet (35.2 km3) of water. (Click to Learn more about Lake Mead)

Lake Mohave

Lake Mohave is a reservoir encompassing 28,260 acre feet of water formed by Davis Dam on the Colorado River, which defines the border between Nevada and Arizona. The lake lies at an elevation of 647 feet (197 m) near Bullhead City, Arizona, and Laughlin, Nevada, about 67 miles (108 km) downstream from the Hoover Dam. The lake and adjacent lands forming its shoreline are part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area administered by the U.S. National Park Service. (Click Here To Learn more About Lake Mohave)

Colorado River Laughlin / Bullhead

Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, roughly 90 mi (140 km) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. Bullhead City is located on the southern border of Lake Mohave.

Bullhead City is known for hosting many annual events with the most notable being the annual River Regatta. In August 2013, the 7th annual River Regatta, which was theme as 'Mardi Gratta' attracted more than 29,000 participants. Previous Regattas have had an estimated economic impact on the Bullhead City/Laughlin area of approximately $14 million. (Click here to learn more about the Bullhead City River Regatta)

Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River on the border between California and Arizona. The City of Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore. The lake has a capacity of 648,000 acre feet (799,000 dam³). The concrete arch dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation between 1934 and 1938. (Click Here To Learn more About Lake Havasu)