Desert Water Sports

Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing


Below is a list of links to DesertUSA articles and some parks. For more information on desert water sports at a specific park or location, click on the links below

 Water Activities
The Colorado River Updates
Desert Fishing and Boating Hot Spots

  • Boating

  • Canoeing

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking

  • Rafting

  • Water Skiing

  • boat





    New Mexico




    Books and maps on the Lakes and Rivers

    Boater's Guide to Lake Powell
    Lake Mead Guide and Map

    Related Books & Gifts - Trading Post
    Desert Survival Primer
    Desert Survival: The Solar Still


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    Lake Powell video The completion of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963 created Lake Powell. It took another 14 years to fill the lake. With almost 2,000 miles of shoreline, and five marinas.

    Glen Canyon Dam - Lake Powell Held behind the Bureau of Reclamation's Glen Canyon Dam, waters of the Colorado River and tributaries are backed up almost 186 miles, forming Lake Powell. The dam was completed in 1963. Take a look at this tremendous feat of engineering - the Glen Canyon Dam.

    Lake Mead - Houseboating & Viewing Hoover Dam DesertUSA rented a houseboat to explore the western part of Lake Mead. Our first stop was the Hoover Dam off the Boulder Basin. Without Hoover Dam, Lake Mead wouldn't exist today. Come along with DesertUSA staff as they explore Lake Mead and check out Hoover Dam. Take a look at the cove where we camped, and the Bighorn Sheep encounter we had there!

    Laughlin - Lake Mohave - Colorado River
    In the summer, Katherine's Landing at the southern end of Lake Mohave is a hub of activity. It has fuel, a general store, a restaurant and a snack bar. The Colorado River south of the dam offers many recreational opportunities. Take a look at this river destination!


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