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Friday, April 8, 2011

Cottonwood Cove Lake Mojave NRA

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After spending a day boondocking south of Overton NV, we headed south on highway 167 which borders the north shore of Lake Mead. It is a pretty drive with curves and plenty of ups and downs, plus locates for more boondocking. Cottonwood Cove is a major access to Lake Mojove, which is below the Hoover Dam. You descend almost two thousand feet to lake level from the very small town of Searchlight. Needless to say, it is 10 to 20 degrees warmer by the time you reach the lake. You can see that the road is a steady descent.

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The park service campground is very clean with oleander shrubs providing privacy. This is the upper campground. The lower is next to the lake. There is another small campground associated with the hotel that has hookups.

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While the “top” was cold and windy, we were relatively warm and breezy. There was another LD in the campground, but he remained to himself.

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Besides having quite a number of song birds, these vultures were always hanging around this small ridge to the north.

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There is a permanent village of small manufactured homes, hotel, cafe, and grocery store located here besides the large marina. Marine fuel was near $5 per gallon. You can also rent LARGE houseboats for $1000-$1500 per day. Multiple flat screens and room for 14 included. The houseboats here are average size. This place is pretty busy during the summer.

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