Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area Article

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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
Location Laughlin, Clark, Nevada, United States
Coordinates 35°6′38″N 114°38′35″W / 35.11056°N 114.64306°W / 35.11056; -114.64306
BIG BEND OF THE COLORADO STATE RECREATION AREA Latitude and Longitude:

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]
Established1996
Governing bodyNevada Division of State Parks
Website Big Bend of the Colorado
State Recreation Area

Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area is a public recreation area located in the Lower Colorado River Valley within the city of limits of Laughlin in southern Clark County, Nevada. The park is located 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. [2]

History

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. [3]

Activities and amenities

The recreation area offers boating, fishing, camping, picnicking and hiking. Four miles of developed trails were opened in 2009. [2]

References

  1. ^ "Inventory of State Lands" (PDF). Nevada Division of State Lands. May 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "History of Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area". Nevada State Parks. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Retrieved January 26, 2017.

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