NDOW and Partners Celebrate National Marina Day

The Nevada Department of Wildlife, in partnership with Forever Resorts, the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Southern Nevada SEA Partners and the National Park Service will participate in National Marina Day on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Callville Bay Resort & Marina within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Since February of 2001, National Marina Day has continued to grow and evolve into a day of celebrating marinas and the role they play in our communities and in our country’s recreation. The variety of events held expands each year with the creativity of the organizers who participate.

"National Marina Day is a celebration of boating," said Kim Roundtree, General Manager of Callville Bay Resort & Marina. "As families search for fun outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy we want to encourage them to give boating a try. Existing boaters are always ready to celebrate with a day on the water, but on this day we ask them to bring a non-boater out to share the experience. We hope you will visit us, learn about your boating, and enjoy the events we have planned."

Callville Bay Resort & Marina’s National Marina Day activities include:

  • Nevada Department of Wildlife representative will offer educational information about boating safety.
  • The National Park Service will have a representative on hand to educate boaters about the dangers of quagga mussels.
  • The Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct vessel examinations.
  • Southern Nevada SEA Partners and its interactive "Coastie the Safety Boat" will be there to entertain and educate children.
  • Forever Resorts will offer tours of its houseboats and information about its other water vessels for rent at the lake.
  • Forever Resorts is offering 25 percent off of full-day deck boat rentals, while supplies last.

Saturday is also Free Fishing Day in Nevada, making it an extraordinary day to visit Callville Bay Resort & Marina. The statewide event allows anglers to fish any public fishing water in the state without a fishing license or trout stamp, while all limits and other regulations apply.

National Marina Day is produced by the Association of Marina Industries, for more information visit www.nationalmarinaday.org.

Boaters can learn more about Nevada’s specific safe boating programs or take a boating education course online at the NDOW website www.ndow.org/boat/.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. Find us on Facebook, Twitter or visit us at www.ndow.org