Recommendations for Kayaking Lake Mead
Posted by: wskayak on Oct-04-12 8:57 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
-- Last Updated: Oct-04-12 9:00 PM EST --
I would like to know if anyone can recommend a kayak rental/outfitter (sit in sea kayaks) on Lake Mead that has self-guided tours, some good places to paddle, and can supply any advice for the area, especially about permits to paddle on the lake or black canyon.
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Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Oct-04-12 9:24 PM (EST)
Posted by: wskayak on Oct-04-12 11:24 PM (EST)
Thanks but they dont appear to rent kayak--you need to take tour. I called another place and they dont rent kayaks anymore because "people have trouble getting back on time". I called a third place and they wanted to sell me an ?ATV? tour instead
L. Mead & CO river|
Posted by: GlenL on Oct-05-12 10:50 AM (EST)
I've been out there lotsa times but haven't rented a kayak (as I paddle canoes)
looked into this|
Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-05-12 10:45 AM (EST)
Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-05-12 10:51 AM (EST)
Actually, considering the headache of rentals and the costs, we'll probably just spend the extra airline fees to haul our folding kayaks and gear along. Even the excess baggage cost round trip is about the same as a full day's rental (plus you don't have the hassle of having to paddle within their hours of operation.)
I don't pay oversize|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Oct-09-12 10:49 PM (EST)
very much. Use Southwest for domestic or AMC for overseas.
Posted by: wskayak on Oct-05-12 3:14 PM (EST)
Im 90% percent sure kayaklasvegas said they stopped renting and did trips instead. The NPS permits were sold out on the one day of the week that they offered a guided trip into black canyon that looked very nice.
Posted by: wandatibbs on Oct-06-12 4:06 AM (EST)
flies to Vegas, 2 bags 50lbs each free baggage allowance
Lake Powell Instead?|
Posted by: rjd9999 on Oct-06-12 11:04 AM (EST)
Nearby Lake Powell does have kayak rentals and is probably a better place to paddle, anyway. It is an almost unbelievably beautiful place with high walls and rocky landscapes. Check out this site.
Posted by: wskayak on Oct-09-12 6:54 PM (EST)
Good deal on southwest....delta got 25 each way for one checked bag.
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Posted by: suntan on Oct-10-12 5:22 PM (EST)
The last time I was in the area we took a boat out. Air temp was 100 but the water was so cold I could not stand it. Maybe low 50's. Be careful out there.
Posted by: ppine on Oct-11-12 2:40 PM (EST)
I came off the Colorado R in a jet boat at the end of a raft trip. The area near the river is beautiful and not very visited. You can paddle upriver and play in some of the riffles and smaller rapids.