Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area is a public recreation area located in the Lower Colorado River Valley within the city of limits of Laughlin in southern Clark County, Nevada. The park is located directly across the Colorado River from Bullhead City, Arizona, and is approximately downstream of the Davis Dam. The park has two miles of shoreline and riparian areas. The majority of its consists of canyons and washes.To visit Big Bend of the Colorado and other attractions in Laughlin, use our Laughlin travel route site.
The Fort Mohave Land Act of 1960 saw the transfer of of federal land in the Laughlin Big Bend area to the Colorado River Commission of Nevada. The commission transferred to the Nevada Division of State Parks in 1991, which resulted in establishment of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area. It opened to the public in 1996.
The recreation area offers boating, fishing, camping, picnicking and hiking. Four miles of developed trails were opened in 2009.
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We liked it so much we bought a house near the river. Come try it, you'll be house shopping too. It's a beautiful playground year round weather you're in the water or on it. more »
I spent a few hours driving around birding recently and enjoyed it. Well worth the $10 entry to see abert’s towhee, costa’s hummingbird and variety of other passerines and ducks. Hardly anyone there..... more »
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