Beaver Dam, Arizona

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Beaver Dam, Arizona
Location in Mohave County and the state of Arizona
Location in Mohave County and the state of Arizona
Country United States
State Arizona
Counties Mohave
Founded 1863
Founded by Henry W. Miller
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,053
Time zone MST
ZIP codes 86432

Beaver Dam is an unincorporated community in Mohave County located in the extreme northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona, settled in 1863. It is located along Interstate 15 approximately 10 miles northeast of Mesquite, Nevada. Beaver Dam is located in the 86432 zip code, which had a population of 1,053 as of the 2000 census.

Beaver Dam is home to the three schools that make up the Littlefield Unified School District, the geographically largest school district in Arizona; Beaver Dam Elementary, Beaver Dam Middle School and Beaver Dam High School.

Beaver Dam and neighboring Littlefield have the distinction of being the only towns in Arizona along I-15. Owing to its location northwest of Grand Canyon National Park and west of the Virgin River, Beaver Dam is essentially isolated from the rest of the state. Travel to other towns within Arizona requires crossing through either Nevada or Utah, or by traversing unpaved roads to Arizona State Route 389 (which is paved).

The Virgin River Gorge is located just to the east of Beaver Dam.

Some notable businesses located in Beaver Dam include the Beaver Dam Station, the Beaver Dam Bar, Wally's Auto Repair, Coyote Motorsports and The Historic Beaver Dam Lodge,[1] all located along Highway 91. The Post Office is located in Beaver Dam on McKnight Boulevard. Fire Station No. 2 is located in Beaver Dam (No. 1 is located in Desert Springs). Beaver Dam has a large population of "snowbirds" (retirees from colder latitudes seeking temperate winter temperatures) during the winter months.

A view of Beaver Dam from the south end of the valley, above Old Pioneer Road

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Coordinates: 36°54′N 113°56′W / 36.900°N 113.933°W / 36.900; -113.933