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Davis Dam

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Laughlin, NV
702 293 8906
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Ranked #11 of 23 Attractions in Laughlin
Type: Dams
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Blaine, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just and inexpensive boat ride down the river. Nice couple hours on the river, it will help to cool you down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We always come down to Laughlin from Las Vegas for the swimming at Davis Camp. Decided to take the short 5min drive to the dam. The Dam was closed but you could still drive to the edge which is beautiful. Drove into Lake Mead off the side and off roaded to Princess Cove. It was a little dirty and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Every time I head to Laughlin I bring my mountainbike. I like to hit up the trails that lead up to Davis dam. The main paved walkway never has people on it and you still get to see nice wildlife. Last time there saw rabbits and a baby fox. Area and trails are clean and nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We always take the boats and jet ski's to the damn and turn around. It's a cool place to check out!!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Took the USS Riverside for an excursion tour. It traveled from the Riverside Casino north to the Davis Dam, turned around, went south to Harrah's Casino, ans returned to the Riverside Casino. The views of the Davis Dam from the boat were wonderful.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

very clean river as you could sea the river floor .... cottages are well maintained and roaming staff are always available for help. There public showers and toilets are well maintained and clean !

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The dam is closed to visitors but you can drive across the inlet to a small parking lot with informative interpretive signs about the dam and area. The dam is interesting because it's different - 1600 ft wide and 200 ft high with a power plant on the inlet. And it's windy if you want to cool off!

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Davis Dam has extreme competition from its upriver neighbor, the Hoover Dam. Hoover; a masterpiece, Davis; utility defined. It is interesting to see how much the water level in the Colorado fluctuates during the day depending on the dam's release rate.

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Mesa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The picnic/day use area are very new and nice. The dam itself is small. Easy to drive there, although you can walk there from Laughlin also, on a well maintained path. You can probably see as much of the dam as you need to from the highway in Bullhead City, unless you're going there for a picnic.

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Montague, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We took the boat down the river to the dam. It was fun, very informative too. Nice break from being inside, inexpensive.

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