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Description - Big Bend is Nevada's newest state park, situated on the shores of the Colorado River below Laughlin in Nevada's southern tip. The park offers dramatic views of the river and surrounding mountains. Visitors beware in this desert climate as summertime temperatures can soar up to 120F! Big Bend is an excellent place to visit to escape colder climates in the late autumn, winter and early spring months.

Attractions - Big Bend of the Colorado currently offers a picnic area, showers, and a boat launch. A campground and hiking trails will be available in the future. As with most of the Nevada State Parks, a small day-use fee is charged for use of the park.

Recreation - With its riverside location in this surrounding desert climate, this new state park is a popular spot for picnicking, fishing, boating, and swimming. When completed, the park will also offer camping and hiking.

Climate - Typical low desert conditions, winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees and may reach 120 degrees.

Location - Big Bend is situated on the banks of the Colorado River, five miles south of Laughlin on the Needles Highway.

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Contact Information:
Las Vegas Region, 4747 W. Vegas Drive , Las Vegas, NV, 89158, Phone: 702-486-5126

Additional Information:
Las Vegas Region - Located in southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Region offers more than just gambling. Visitors to the area can experience the natural beauty and wildlife of areas such as Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park and the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park to name but a few.
Nevada State Parks - Nevada has 24 state parks. These parks represent the beauty and diversity of Nevada. Sites range from scenic reservoirs, to historic buildings, to parks containing deep canyons.

Nevada State Parks - Official Nevada Division of State Parks Website


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