Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area

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Big Bend of the Colorado
State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
Location in Nevada
Map showing the location of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area
Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area (the United States)
LocationLaughlin, Nevada, United States
Nearest cityBullhead City, Arizona
Coordinates35°6′38″N 114°38′35″W / 35.11056°N 114.64306°W / 35.11056; -114.64306Coordinates: 35°6′38″N 114°38′35″W / 35.11056°N 114.64306°W / 35.11056; -114.64306
Area2,104.93 acres (8.5183 km2)[1]
DesignationNevada state recreation area
Established1996
AdministratorNevada Division of State Parks
WebsiteBig Bend of the Colorado
State Recreation Area

Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area is a 2,100-acre (850 ha) public recreation area on the west bank of the Colorado River in the Lower Colorado River Valley, located in Laughlin, an unincorporated township in Clark County, Nevada.[2] The park sits directly across the Colorado River from Bullhead City, Arizona, and is approximately 9 miles (14 km) downstream of the Davis Dam. The park has two miles of shoreline and riparian areas. The majority of its 2,100 acres (850 ha) consists of canyons and washes.[3]

History[edit]

The Fort Mohave Land Act of 1960 saw the transfer of 15,000 acres (6,100 ha) of federal land in the Laughlin Big Bend area to the Colorado River Commission of Nevada. The commission transferred 2,100 acres (850 ha) 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.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The recreation area offers boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, and hiking on four miles of developed trails.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. April 27, 2018. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Laughlin Town : About Us". Clark County, Nevada. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "History of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved November 23, 2019.

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