Entry fees to the park are separate from Lake Mead Mohave Adventures’ fees. For more information, please visit the National Park Service’s fees page.

wrecked plane under water with scuba diver nearby

Is the B-29 Still in Lake Mead?

If you are interested in diving, Lake Mead can be the perfect destination for you since you can scuba dive and see the historic B-29 plane underwater. Not only is it a historical destination, but if you want to try out other activities, you have so many opportunities.

At Lake Mead Mohave Adventures, we offer everything from kayaking to rafting to fishing and camping so that you can enjoy the beauty of nature with your partner or your family in the most fun ways.

Lake Mead B-29

The historic B-29 bomber, while on a mission for atmospheric research, crashed into the bottom of Lake Mead in 1948 during World War II. Due to the recent Lake Mead drought conditions, it has now become even more accessible and visible to visitors.

The plane is currently at a 115-foot depth, which means that people can visit it while scuba diving. What an amazing adventure to be able to see the wreckage of the historic plane! You will need to be part of a permitted tour to be able to dive into the specific area where the B-29 is, but you can contact the individual companies to find out which tours go there.

Take a Vacation

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the first national recreation area in the U.S. It is now a destination for millions of visitors, and with all options that are available, you are sure to find the perfect experience for a great vacation with your partner or family. When you come and see for yourself everything Lake Mead has to offer, including the lake, the desert, the mountains, the backcountry and the marinas, you won’t be disappointed.

Lake Mead Activities

There are multiple activities for the whole family to enjoy at Lake Mead. There’s swimming, fishing, hiking, kayaking, paddle boating, waterskiing and much more. You can rent a boat for the day or just walk around and enjoy the calm nature and sunshine.

When planning your trip, you can check out one of our suggested properties below around Lake Mead and discover our campgrounds, boat rentals, marinas and motels. We’ve made a list of the options you have around Lake Mead for you to consider.

RV Village

Are you looking for an RV village where your family can stay during your travels? Look no further than Lake Mead Mohave Adventures and our range of properties. We offer many options, such as Willow Beach Harbor, the Lake Mead RV Village and the Echo Bay RV Village, which is a perfect spot for boaters and fishermen. This village is also close to the Valley of Fire State Park if you’re interested in sightseeing.

The Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach is close to the Hoover Dam, where you can have a sightseeing day, drive to the Vegas Strip for a night out or just enjoy a day swimming on Lake Mead shores. It’s a convenient spot with several perks, including an outdoor recreation area with bocce ball courts and barbecues, meeting rooms, laundry facilities and a gift shop.


If you prefer camping as your activity of choice while traveling, we recommend our properties like the Temple Bar Resort Marina, which has a vast shoreline with access to lots of coves and beaches.

They also offer a bar, which would be the perfect end to a day out on the water. Another property with a campground site is the Willow Beach Marina. It’s only a 30-minute drive from Boulder City and 45 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. During the day, you can take advantage of the beaches or the hiking areas with spectacular views and come back to your camping area for a gorgeous sunset!


Our properties also include multiple marinas where you can easily rent boats for the day. Willow Beach Harbor, a picturesque spot in the Black Canyon range of the Colorado river, provides a full-service marina where you can rent powerboats, canoes and more. There’s also a convenience store where you can find everything you might need for a beach day.

Another marina we recommend is the Callville Bay Resort and Marina. There are 550 miles of shoreline for your boat or watercraft to enjoy, so this is something you don’t want to miss.

Rent a Houseboat

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience for your partner or family, consider renting a houseboat. At the Cottonwood Cove Resort you can choose from various shapes and sizes, depending on your preferences.

Feel free to browse the website to look through the different houseboat rentals. This could make some great memories for the whole family. You’ll find a selection of houseboats if you want to “get off the grid.” Whether you want something simple or luxurious, there’s no doubt you will find what you need.

The Beauty of Nature

Nature can be a great escape from a busy life in the city. You can enjoy the tranquility of nature by experiencing the beautiful landscapes, lakes, deserts and wildlife. Lake Mead Mohave Adventures can offer you all of this.

For example, you could take a day trip to the Hoover Dam, not far from Lake Mead Marina, enjoy a sunset from a houseboat on Cottonwood Cove, take a hike around the Black Canyon near Willow Beach or catch some fish at the Temple Bar coves. There are so many ways to enjoy nature, and we know you can find the perfect activity at Lake Mead.

Book Your Stay or Adventure With Us!

We know you will have an amazing time with Lake Mead Mohave Adventures! Book your adventure with us and leave the stress at home. Whether you are a history buff wanting to dive to find the Lake Mead wrecks or just want to relax and be on a houseboat on the water, we are sure that the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the right place for you and your family.