Davis Dam - Things to Know Before Visiting
Davis Dam, AZ 86429, USA
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About Davis Dam
Davis Dam spans the Colorado River in Pyramid Canyon 67 miles downstream from Hoover Dam and 88 miles upstream from Parker Dam.The earth fill dam begins on the Nevada side, but it does not extend to the Arizona side on the east. Instead, there is an inlet formed by earth and concrete, that includes the spillway. The hydroelectric power plant is beside the inlet.
Attractions Near Davis Dam
Katherine Landing is a full-service marina featuring a full hook-up RV park, campground, boat and equipment rentals, boat slips, launch ramp, picnic area, marina, dry storage, café, general store and other resort amenities. Boat rentals range from personal watercraft to 16-foot fishing boats, 20-foot runabouts for waterskiing and exploring, and 28-foot patio boats that hold up to 10 people.
Mount Nutt Wilderness is home to more than 100 desert bighorn sheep and burro. The desert is also home to several species of lizards, birds, and small mammals. This desert wilderness sits among a maze of desert canyons and steep mesas, surrounded by volcanic plugs.
Sitgreaves Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.096m above the sea level. It is also known as the Oatman Highway. The road is pretty narrow, very curvy, with lots of blind hairpin turns and with no shoulders. It’s a fabulous drive if you are not scared of heights or of tumbling down a mountain side.
Boundary Cone is a geologic promontory located in the western foothills of the Black Mountains in Mohave County, Arizona. The peak is to the east of the Mohave Valley, northeast of Needles, California, and southeast of Bullhead City. The peak is about 4 miles southwest of the mountain community of Oatman and 12 miles east of the Colorado River.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a U.S. national recreation area in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona. Lake Mead NRA follows the Colorado River corridor from the westernmost boundary of Grand Canyon National Park to just north of the cities of Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona. It includes all of the eponymous Lake Mead as well as the smaller Lake Mohave – reservoirs on the river created by Hoover Dam and Davis Dam.
The Black Mountains of northwest Arizona are an extensive, mostly linear, north-south trending 75 miles (121 km) long mountain range. It forms the north-south border of southwest Mohave County as it borders the eastern shore of the south-flowing Colorado River from Hoover Dam.The mountain range is generally 10-15 mi wide, narrower in the north, and west of the Detrital Valley northeast.
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Mohave County is in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. It contains parts of Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area and all of the Grand Canyon–Parashant National Monument. The Kaibab, Fort Mojave and Hualapai Indian Reservations also lie within the county.