Beach is the last, or first, (depending on the direction you are
coming from), marina
on Lake Mead. Overton Beach is located on the far north end of
Lake Mead. It is close to
Overton, of course, the
Lost City Museum
with its exhibits and the Valley of Fire.
Unfortunately because of the continuing drop in Lake Mead water
levels and the end of a concession contract have forced the NPS to
close the popular marina. The 185 boat slips will be moved to
other marinas at Lake Mead. The long-term trailer park will also
What will remain is the boat launch and the ranger station. The
photos below are of a happier, wetter time in 1998 and all are sad
to see this beautiful facility come to an end. Hopefully only on a
seems to be one of better places on Lake Mead for fishing. The
waters are really shallow in this part of the lake. There are a
LOT of places that fish like to be ...
My experience has been, frustrating. I have dangled bait in front
of giant catfish. That's part of the beauty of shallow, clear
water. You can see the fish. Perhaps the problem is that they can
see you also. It has been suggested that I might have done two
things wrong. Wrong bait, hmm, maybe? Wrong strategy, probably.
you can see the fish, THEY can see you. If you know what you are
doing, this is one of the best places on Lake Mead to cast your
For much better advice than I can ever give you please go to our
fishing bulletin board. Out bulletin board lets you read and post
messages, advice and other information about fishing at Lake Mead.
This bulletin board has been posting messages since 1998. So the
is a lot of advice and experience there. Please use it if you have
any questions about fishing at Lake Mead NRA.
The photos that you see here are from December 1998 and are among
the first digital photos that we took. The lake was 'extremely
full' then and some adjustments to the location of the marina have
been made. This does not effect the quality of the boating or the
ease of launching from Overton Beach.