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Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures is located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The Black Canyon of the Colorado River is below the Hoover Dam and north of Lake Mohave. There are two tours to choose from:

Black Canyon River Raft Tour--Spend 5 glorious hours on the river. Your journey begins by traveling down Lower Portal Road—the actual road that construction workers used when building the Hoover Dam. You begin near the base of Hoover Dam and travel directly under the spectacular Colorado River By Pass Bridge connecting Arizona and Nevada. (NOTE: From December 1 to February, 2015 this trip is ONLY offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays and requires at least 10 participants to launch).

The Hoover Dam Postcard Tour--Get out your cameras! With 30 minutes on the river you'll have plenty of time to photograph the Hoover Dam from a perspective that few people will ever see. Allow 1.5 hours for the entire tour which includes transportation to the launch point.

You will spend five hours exploring twelve miles of hidden river as it winds past canyon walls that, in some places, rise 2,000 feet above the river's edge. Experience the waterfalls, hot springs and other geological wonders en route. You are likely to spot Desert Big Horn sheep, Osprey, Great Blue Heron and much more. The trip is fully narrated by experienced, knowledgeable guides who offer in-depth facts and insights of the history of the dam and the area. Lunch is included (in a souvenir insulated bag) and the group stops along the way to eat at a beach. This provides the opportunity to soak your feet in the cool clear water of the Colorado River. Have your camera ready to take pictures! Your tour ends at Willow Beach Marina, Arizona; on your return trip you will pass over Hoover Dam. Sorry, no pets are allowed on raft trips unless they are service animals.

Open year-round

Trips beginning at 9:30 a.m. daily

Round-trip transportation from Las Vegas is available for an additional $49 per person. You are picked up at your hotel and delivered to the BCRA office and then returned to your hotel after the tour ends (at Willow Beach Marina)

Photograph the Colorado River By Pass Bridge from the water

Rafts are large, comfortable, carefully constructed and motor assisted

Knowledgeable guides explain natural history of the area

Box lunches provided in commemorative bags while stopping at a secluded sandy beach

Quick "Post Card Tours" at the base of Hoover Dam also offered

Group charters available for team building, retreats, school visits, reunions, etc. With 25+ people, tours can be customIzed; BCRA has accommodated up to 300 people. Call 702-278-0606 for booking/ information.

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Hoover Dam Lodge (CHECK IN Desk)
Highway 93
Boulder City, NV 89005

702-294-1414 (Local phone number)

Call for reservations: 877-386-4383

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Latitude: 36.009890149662496
Longitude: -114.78240966796875

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