Lake Mead Memorial Day Events and Things to Do Near You
In 1947, what was once the Boulder Dam Recreation Area became what we today know as Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Lake Mead provides plenty of water fun to locals and visitors — from houseboating to sunbathing. It is the most popular recreational site in the area.
Even if you are not all about sandy beaches and water, Lake Mead has plenty of activities like hiking and horseback riding. You can even explore the wonders of the Mojave Desert.
Memorial Day is just around the corner, but it is not too late to make your plans. If you plan to visit Lake Mead or live in the area, you’ll find plenty to do here. Let our fun experts at Lake Mead Mohave Adventures give you some advice on events happening and things to do this weekend.
Get Some Fishing In
First, let’s talk about the obvious – water. Visitors to Lake Mead may enjoy water recreation activities in a rugged and gorgeous landscape, with lakes Mead and Mohave as the focal points. In addition, Lakes Mead and Mohave boast some of the most incredible sport fishing in the country.
We have more than 290 square miles of water surface here, so there’s sure to be a favorite site to capture the big one this Memorial Day. Lake Mead has become well-known for its striped bass, with a few catches reaching over 40 pounds. Rainbow trout, catfish, sunfish, largemouth bass, striped bass, smallmouth bass, and crappie are among the most popular fish. On Fridays, rainbow trout are typically released near Willow Beach.
Boating at Lake Mead
One of the most popular activities in this area is boating. There are over 290 square miles of waterways, so it is a boater’s dream environment. Boaters may experience the excitement of open water or rest in a quiet cove.
You can bring your own boat or rent one at one of the many marinas at Lake Mead. Also, there are kayak and paddleboat rentals if you are still looking for things to do.
Park Your RV at Echo Bay
Lake Mead Mohave Adventures offers Echo Bay RV Village, which we like to call paradise, especially if you have an RV. This quiet park on the north end of Lake Mead provides a range of outdoor activities. With 55 sites, there is plenty of room. All sites have power, water, sewer, plus access to restrooms and showers.
Visitors enjoy a variety of hiking and sightseeing options close to the “must-see” marvel of the Valley of Fire State Park and the remains of the old town of St. Thomas. The spacious RV sites accommodate your boat, and the accessible on-site launch ramp gets you on the water.
Rent a Houseboat at Callville Bay
Callville Bay Resort & Marina is the ideal site to start your Lake Mead houseboat trip. Lake Mead’s desert landscape is magnificent, and wildlife abounds, including bighorn sheep, wild burros, and some of the greatest striper fishing in the west.
Callville Bay Marina, one of the largest inland marinas in the country, features over 600 berths, elegant accommodations, a snack bar, a gift shop, and a lounge that overlooks the bay.
Make sure to hit The Strip too, if you have time. Callville Bay Marina is only 45 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. It offers the best of both worlds – nature and glamor.
Do Some Waterskiing at Temple Bar Marina
Temple Bar Marina, located in Northwestern Arizona, is about five hours from Phoenix and an hour and a half from Las Vegas. Visitors at Temple Bar Marina have easy access to dozens of coves and beaches along Lake Mead’s expansive shoreline. Temple Bar offers lake-view lodging, convenient RV parking with full hook-ups, and a full-service marina.
Temple Bar Resort has long been known as a fishing and water-skiing center. It offers lakefront housing, a restaurant/lounge, and a marina with rental ski boats, fishing boats, patio boats, and personal watercraft. A gasoline dock is also available.
Camp at Willow Beach
Willow Beach sits in the Black Canyon region of the Colorado River and has 235 miles of shoreline to explore and some unique scenery and wildlife to see. There are boating rentals available as part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona, including canoes, powerboats, and other watercraft to enjoy a day out on the water. There are also campgrounds and RV spaces available and marina services such as a lakeside convenience store, gift shop, and restaurant.
Experience the Black Canyon National Water Trail
In many ways, Memorial Day is a holiday of reflection. It is a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. So why not remember them while floating down the Black Canyon National Water Trail this year?
Paddle over the clean, tranquil waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, surrounded by colorful mountains, in your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard. Alternatively, take a relaxing float along the Black Canyon National Water Trail along the Colorado River. Paddle craft rentals are available at the marinas, and there are guided cruises. So grab a paddle and explore the park’s numerous secret coves.
Go Scuba Diving
Believe it or not, Lake Mead is a premier scuba diving site. It is one of the most celebrated freshwater lakes. For both novice and technical divers, the lakes provide a variety of depths and submerged places.
Check Out the Local Events On Memorial Day Weekend
There is plenty going on in this area on Memorial Day weekend. Head to Las Vegas to hear the soulful sounds of Anita Baker at The Venetian. Keith Urban will be live at The Colosseum if country music is your thing. If you are a sports fan, take in the Las Vegas Memorial Day Tournament for all the basketball you can stand.
Pool Party is hosting a Memorial Day pool party up near the Bellagio Fountain. Or, for something a little different, how about the Fremont Street Bar Crawl starting at Hennessey’s Tavern on May 27th and going through to Memorial Day?
If you are heading our way this Memorial Day weekend and are searching “Memorial day events near me,” let us offer you an adventure you’ll never forget. Contact us today to find out more about Lake Mead and Mohave Adventures.