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Headgate Rock Dam - Things to Know Before Visiting

Headgate Rock Dam, Parker, AZ 85344, USA

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About Headgate Rock Dam

Headgate Rock Dam was constructed in 1942 and is operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Lake Moovalya was created by this dam and provides irrigation water to Colorado River Indian Reservation farms.


Attractions Near Headgate Rock Dam

Blue Water Marina Park
Blue Water Marina Park0.88km from Headgate Rock Dam

Blue Water Marina Park is a park and is located in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.

Colorado River Indian Tribes
Colorado River Indian Tribes1.59km from Headgate Rock Dam

The Colorado River Indian Tribes is a federally recognized tribe consisting of the four distinct ethnic groups associated with the Colorado River Indian Reservation: Chemehuevi, the Mohave, Hopi, and Navajo. The tribe has about 4,277 enrolled members. A total population of 9,485 currently resides within the tribal reservation according to the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data.

Ahakhav Tribal Preserve
Ahakhav Tribal Preserve5.45km from Headgate Rock Dam

The 1,253-acre preserve, which includes a 3½-acre park and 250 acres of aquatic habitat, is on the Colorado Indian Tribes Reservation and is a top spot in the area for bird-watching and hiking.The 4½-mile hiking trail has exercise stations along the way, and a trail extension will lead you to the tribal historical museum and gift shop. Activities include fishing, canoeing, and swimming along a peaceful section of Colorado River backwater

Buckskin Mountain State Park
Buckskin Mountain State Park14.48km from Headgate Rock Dam

Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the recreational opportunities along the river. This picturesque park provides a scenic respite, mountain hikes, a desert escape and fun-filled water adventure.

River Island State Park
River Island State Park15.93km from Headgate Rock Dam

River Island State Park is ideal for tent campers and can provide a scenic respite, a desert escape, or a fun-filled water adventure. It offers 37 campsites, a ramada, sandy beach, cove, and boat launch area. The park has a trail for hiking and access to off-highway vehicle back country roads

Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness
Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness16km from Headgate Rock Dam

The Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness is an 18,790-acre property located about 10 miles northeast of Parker in the western Buckskin Mountains.This desert wilderness is primarily volcanic tuff crossed with deep canyons and sandy washes. Vegetation in the area includes creosote bush, cholla, barrel cactus, and palo verde that support a small population of desert bighorn sheep.

Where is Headgate Rock Dam

Discover More Attractions in La Paz County, Where Headgate Rock Dam Is Located

La Paz County
La Paz County
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La Paz County is the 15th county in the U.S. state of Arizona, located in the western part of the state. La Paz County offers residents and visitors a combination of water and desert recreational activities. In the Parker area, water recreation is king. The 16.5 mile stretch of the Colorado River in the county, known as the Parker Strip, offers some of the best water for skiing, boating, jet skiing, wave-running, and swimming, as well as excellent fishing in the western United States. Desert rat

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