Lake Mohave, Cottonwood Cove Boating Guide

Lake Mohave Boat Guide: Exploring Cottonwood Cove

Written by Boatsetter Team
October 12, 2023

Last Updated on October 12, 2023 by Boatsetter Team

Nestled in the stunning landscape of the Mohave Desert, Cottonwood Cove beckons outdoor enthusiasts with its serene waters, breathtaking scenery, and a host of activities. With 67 miles of water, stretching between the Hoover and Davis Dams, it’s no wonder this is a popular destination! Here’s a quick

  • Things to do in Cottonwood Cove
  • Cottonwood Cove fishing guide
  • Sights to see in Cottonwood Cove

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Things to do in Cottonwood Cove

Cotton Cove Boat Guide- Wakeboarding

Cottonwood Cove offers an array of on-water and boating activities for all ages. Whether you’re looking for an action packed adventure or a relaxed time on the water, everyone in your party is sure to have a great time. 

Cottonwood Cove on-water activities & boating 

The main attraction in Cottonwood Cove is the waterscape. Enjoy the thrill of water skiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding, or cruise lazily down the waterway in a kayak or tube. Lake Mohave also provides the right conditions for scuba diving. Experienced divers should visit Cabinside Point to explore the remains of two boat wrecks.

Camping & hiking

Cottonwood Cove Resort and RV Park is a nearby camping destination on Lake Mohave. Cottonwood Cove’s remote location makes it an ideal spot for stargazing. And while you’re on land, you can venture into the desert for scenic hiking. Grapevine Canyon Trail offers waterfalls and petroglyphs.

Exploring Cottonwood Cove

From your boat, you can take in panoramic views of rugged desert cliffs, dotted with cacti and creosote bushes. Watch the sun glint off the water or sail around to nearby coves and rock formations to view local birds and wildlife.

READ MORE: 6 Best Lakes in Arizona for Boating

A brief Cottonwood Cove fishing guide

Cottonwood Cove Boat Guide-Largemouth bass fishing

The fishing conditions on Cottonwood Cove offer a unique and appealing destination for anglers. The peaceful ambiance and relatively uncrowded waters make this an ideal spot for novice and experienced fishermen seeking a calm, focused experience.

Fishing seasons

Spring is one of the most popular times for fishing on Lake Mohave. As temperatures rise, fish become more active. However, as we move into the summer, temperatures push some species deeper into the lake, making early mornings the best time to fish. 

Cooler fall temperatures bring fish back to the surface and weed out summer tourists, making Cottonwood Cove an excellent fishing spot once again. While winter fishing is challenging, anglers can still have success with species like striped bass.

Fish species at Lake Mohave, Cottonwood Cove 

Cottonwood Cove is known for its diverse fish population. Here are some key species you can expect to find during your fishing trip:

  • Striped Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Catfish
  • Bluegill and Sunfish
  • Carp and Trout (depending on the time of year and specific conditions)

Pro tip: Enjoy your day at Cottonwood Cove at Lake Mohave, and share your catches with us on Instagram—tag #BSCatchoftheWeek for a chance to be featured by @boatsetterfishing!

Sights to see in Cottonwood Cove

Cottonwood Cove Boat Guide-Hoover Dam

Cottonwood Cove is located on the west side of Lake Mohave. Lake Mohave itself sits on the border of Arizona and Nevada. If you want to extend your adventure by exploring nearby attractions, here’s a short list of things to do near Cottonwood Cove.

  • Hoover Dam is upstream from Cottonwood Cove. You can take a guided tour to learn about its history and enjoy expansive views of the Colorado River.
  • Laughlin, Nevada, offers casinos, entertainment, dining, and riverfront fun. 
  • Historic Oatman is a quirky “Wild West” town just 46 minutes south of the Davis Dam. The town is located along Highway 66 and still has preserved Old West buildings. You can watch gunfights reenactments and live performances that provide a taste of the town’s history and culture.
  • Spirit Mountain and the Black Mountains are nearby hiking destinations.

Pro tip: Download the Boatsetter app (available on Apple Store and Google Play) for best experience.

Discover Cottonwood Cove

Cottonwood Cove is a harmonious blend of stark desert beauty and the serene waters of Lake Mohave. It’s an ideal destination for boaters seeking a peaceful and visually captivating escape into the heart of the American Southwest. 

It’s no secret that the best way to experience Cottonwood Cove is by boat, and Boatsetter has you covered. Choose from a wide variety of rental options, perfect for novice and experienced boaters and fit to meet every taste. From luxurious yachts to thrilling speedboats, Boatsetter is ready to help you turn your dream vacation into a reality. 

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