On a trip to Las Vega, my husband and I stopped at Willow Beach, AZ for a day trip. We rented a tandem kayak for $40 for two hours and decided to head North towards Emerald Cove. It was about an hour from La Vegas (via the Hoover Dam) and cost $20 to enter the park. But we were told that pass would be good for up to 7 days. We rented our kayak from the small shop and made our way down to the marina. Everyone was extremely helpful, and they gave us about half an hour longer to get back since we were beginners. The man who helped us into the kayak gave us directions to the cove and tips on hugging the bank depending on the direction of the wind.
The scenery was incredible. Blue waters. Blue sky. We saw a small coyote on a bank. Another couple of kayakers we ran into had traveled that portion of the river often said that was the first time they had seen a coyote on the river, so that was exciting. It took about an hour to get to Emerald Cove and about 40 minutes to travel back to the marina since we had the help f the current.
We ate a late lunch at the marina's grill. The cook was one of the hardest working guys I have met. It was fairly busy; a large family had just received their meals and were eating on the deck, as were two men inside the grill when we ordered. And it was just the one cook. He was super upbeat and friendly and made sure our order came out as quick as he could. The food was well portioned for the price.
Overall, this was an absolutely amazing experience, and I would definitely return!