Lake Mohave is part of the Lake Mead National Recreations, America's first national recreation area.  Located in the Mohave Desert, the reservoir is created by Davis Dam on the Colorado River.  Mohave is a narrow lake and only 4 miles across at its widest point.

The dam is located about ten miles north of the point where Arizona, Nevada, and California meet. Davis dam is an earth and rock-filled embankment with a concrete spillway, gravity structure, intake structure and powerplant.

It is confined betweened the walls of the Pyramid, Painted, Eldorado and Black Canyons.  The purpose of Lake Mohave is a second regulation for Lake Mead releases to provide water downstream.

The area is part of the National Park Service, so everything inside the National Recreation Area boundary is ultimately under the control of the federal government. 

Inside the park, NPS grants contracts to specific businesses to operate concessions. 

Katherine Landing marina is located near Davis Dam and offers an RV park, lodge, restaurant, lounge, campground, powerboats, marina store, launch ramp, fuel and fuel dock.

Cottonwood Cove is located east of Searchlight Nevada.  You'll find a lodge, RV park, cafe, docking facility, launch ramp, houseboats, powerboats, fuel and fuel dock.