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Description - Davis Camp was the former federal housing area for the government workers who built Davis Dam. It literally was Bullhead City back in the 1940's. In it's heyday, over 100 homes were located at Davis Camp along with a grocery store, gas station, post office, recreation center, swimming pool, two churches, and various service buildings, none of which currently exist. Directly across the river from Davis Camp in Nevada was another community that housed the contractor's camp. The homes that remain at Davis Camp are much the way they were some 50 years ago. In 1982, the Bureau of Reclamation declared the Davis Camp area surplus and in cooperation with them, the National Park Service, and the Arizona State Parks Board, Davis Camp was turned over to Mohave County for the purpose of developing it into a regional county park

Attractions - Davis Camp offers two separate areas for dry camping for those people who enjoy sleeping under the stars. One area is located between the Laughlin Bridge and the boat launch and is a perfect spot for boaters and jet skiers. Those who enjoy gambling can walk to the casinos from this location. The other camping area is at the north end of Davis Camp and below Davis Dam. Featuring over a half mile of clean sandy shoreline, the area is equipped with 50 individual shade ramadas, picnic tables, outdoor showers and barbecue grills. Modern restroom and shower facilities are located within a short walking distance. Davis Camp also has 30 spaces available for RV or tent camping equipped with water and 110 volt electricity. This camping area is directly above the swim beach and is serviced with its own restroom and shower facility. Ideal for short term tent camping, pop-up tent campers and cabover campers.

Recreation - Whether you are looking for a place to boat, fish, swim or just relax in the sun, Davis Camp offers many recreational opportunities for the entire family. Situated directly below Davis Dam and north of Laughlin Bridge, Davis Camp is fast becoming one of the most frequented and popular public recreation areas on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. With more than a mile and a half of Colorado River shoreline, Davis Camp is an ideal place for all water sport enthusiasts.

Location - US-93 south from Las Vegas, west on State Highway 164.


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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.

Links:
Davis Camp web site - currrent information and fees

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