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  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)

The only permits required anywhere below end of Grand Canyon NP are to launch directly below Hoover dam into Black canyon. You could formerly obtain these from LMNRA but they are now available exclusively from one outfitter (contact LMNRA for info. They also have a great downloadable map) One can still launch into Black canyon w/o a permit from Willow beach, about 13m below the dam. They had a few low-end canoes & kayaks for rent when I was last there in 4-12. Even when releasing it's still possible for competent paddlers to go upriver from Willow beach
Although quite a drive from L Mead there's an outfitter in Bullhead City run by a very friendly gal, Helen, who has a huge stable of rental boats.
Seem to recall rental boats in Boulder City NV also.
E me if you want specifics about my fav sections of Mead/Mohave but connecting, free-flowing waters thru Black canyon are @ top of list. Enjoy !


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