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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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English first
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Southport, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Dont stop on the bridge to take a photo. A voice from God will boom out "DONT STOP ON THE BRIDGE". A very clean environment and excellent parking.

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Wildomar, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Davis Dam gives you a view of Lake Mohave and the Colorado River below. Beautiful! I wish we could still tour the inside.

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