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Description - Located 8 miles north of the City of Laughlin on the Nevada side and 10 miles north of Bullhead City on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. Lake Mohave resulted from the construction of Davis Dam which spans the Colorado River below Hoover Dam, a portion of the Boulder Canyon Project. On the Arizona side of the river and managed by the Mohave County Parks Department (1-877-757-0915) is Davis Dam Camp, a campground and day use area well appointed for the physically challenged angler and also has boat launching facilities, numerous campsites, RV hookups, and picnic areas. Davis Dam Camp was built to house the workers who constructed Davis Dam. A few of the original camp buildings remain, although they have been altered. Available fish species include rainbow trout, striped bass, and catfish.

Attractions - This area includes approximately 68 acres of developed public use acres around Davis Dam. Davis Dam Camp is on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. Sportsman's Park is on the Nevada side of the river. Davis Dam Camp is well appointed for the physically challenged fisherman. Both parks have boat launching facilities, numerous campsites, RV hookups, and picnic areas. Both parks are located close to casinos and hotels in Laughlin, on the Nevada side. Eating establishments, lodging, and entertainment are available in Bullhead City, on the Arizona side. Available fish species include rainbow trout, striped bass, and catfish.

Recreation - The Davis Dam area includes endless water-based recreation activities in a warm desert climate. The most popular activities include camping, boating, water skiing and fishing.

Climate - Winters in this area bring beautiful weather, with mild warm days (60- 70F) and cool nights (40's). Summers can be extremely hot with daytime temperatures of 100-115 degrees, and evening lows in the 70's to 80's. Long hikes are not recommended in the summer. Even short hikes require lots of water, a hat, and sun screen lotion. The higher elevations of this area experience cooler temperatures and higher amounts of precipitation. The mountains of this region can receive snowfall during the winter months.

Location - Davis Dam is located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in northwest Arizona and southern Nevada. The dam is just north of Bullhead City, Arizona.

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Contact Information:
Davis Dam, Mohave County Parks Department, P.O. Box 390 , Kingman, AZ, 86402, Phone: 602-757-0915

Additional Information:
Arizona Lakes and Reservoirs - The reservoirs and lakes in Arizona provide excellent water based recreational opportunities in this otherwise arid state. The water, combined with a typically warm climate makes the lakes and reservoirs very popular.
Western Arizona - Downstream from the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River reaches Hoover Dam, where it forms Lake Mead. Western Arizona encompasses the area from Lake Mead, south past Yuma, to the Mexican border.

Davis Camp Web site - Mojave County parks information


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