The reason I mention Lake Mohave is because, although its western shore is all in Arizona, it's virtually unknown to most Arizonans. With almost 200 beaches, there are plenty of places to camp and swim if you have a kayak or other type of boat. The water is clear, and is often an aqua blue color similar to what you'd see in the Caribbean. It warms up in summer, and stays warm enough to swim in through October. If you have a good truck or Jeep there are many places where you can drive down to it. If not, you can just go to Telephone Cove, near Bullhead City, and join the crowds. This lake is about 65 miles long. It's part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, administered by the NPS, but it's below Hoover Dam rather than above it. Many people go to Black Canyon, just below Hoover Dam, without realizing they could keep on paddling and camping another 50 miles.
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