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Alamo Lake State Park- An oasis for anglers and nature lovers, Alamo Lake State Park offers classic Sonoran Desert scenery and the promise of uncrowded views. The park is located in western Arizona, north of Wenden.
Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge- This unique blend of upland desert, marsh and desert riparian habitats provides for a diverse array of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Buckskin Mountain State Park- Buckskin Mountain State Park scenically located between the Buckskin Mountains and the Colorado River attracts both nature lovers and water enthusiasts. The park is located in western Arizona, north of Parker.
Cattail Cove State Park- Cattail Cove State Park is located in western Arizona on Lake Havasu. Cattail Cove can be reached by traveling 15 miles south from Lake Havasu City on State Highway 95. Visitors can travel to 150 boat-access only campsites along the shore of Lake Havasu between Cattail Cove and Windsor Beach.
Davis Dam- Davis Dam has created an excellent fishing and boating site within the hot desert of Arizona and Nevada. It is well equipped for the anglers with special access needs.
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge- Imperial National Wildlife Refuge protects wildlife habitat along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California, including the last unchannelized section before the river enters Mexico.
Kingman BLM Field Office- The local Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Kingman manages nearly 2.4 million acres of public lands in Mohave and Yavapai Counties. These lands support a wide variety of different types of activities which serve an equally wide variety of people.
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge- The 665,400 acres Kofa NWR was established in the Lower Sonoran Desert ecosystem primarily to preserve desert bighorn sheep and unique Sonoran Desert vegetation.
Lake Havasu BLM Field Office- The Lake Havasu Field Office encompasses nearly 1.4 million acres (566,000 ha) of public lands in the Mohave and Sonoran Deserts along the Colorado River, Lake Havasu, and the uplands to the east.
Yuma BLM Field Office- The Yuma Field Office manages a diverse combination of land and resources, encompassing 1.6 million acres of southwestern Arizona and southeastern California.
Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park- Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park offers some of the richest history in southwest Arizona. Tourists can explore the museum and follow the park's pathways as they wind near various historic buildings and through beautifully landscaped areas. The park is located in the town of Yuma.
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park- Yuma Territorial Prison is living proof that there really was a wild west. More than 3,000 culprits, convicted of crimes ranging from polygamy to murder, lived in rock and abode cells during the prisons 33 year life. The Park is located in the town of Yuma in southwest Arizona.

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Description - Downstream from the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River reaches Hoover Dam, where it forms Lake Mead. Lake Mead National Recreation Area draws thousands of tourists each year. Further downstream, Lake Havasu is another popular destination. Kofa, Bill Williams, Imperial, and Cibola National Wildlife Refuges are all located in this region and offer opportunities to view birds, wildlife and native environments.

Recreation - Popular activities in this warm and sunny region include boating, camping, fishing, house boating, sailing, water skiing, sailboarding, swimming, hiking, paddling, and horseback riding. Almost all types of personal watercraft are available for rental at the resorts along the Colorado River.

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 - Western Arizona encompasses the area from Lake Mead, south past Yuma, to the Mexican border. It includes Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and east to Tonopah. Interstates 8, 10 and 40 all run east-west through this region.

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Arizona Regions - The seven travel regions in Arizona include the Grand Canyon Country, Northeast Arizona, Central Arizona, the Arizona High Country, the Phoenix Area, Western Arizona and Southern Arizona.

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