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Davis Camp was the former federal housing for the government workers who
built and and maintained Davis Dam. It literally was Bullhead City back in the
1940's. In its heyday, over 100 homes were located at Davis Camp along with a
grocery store, gas station, post office, recreation center, swimming pool, two
churches, and various service buildings. The homes that remain at Davis Camp
are much the way they were some 50 years ago. In 1982, the Bureau of
Reclamation declared the Davis Camp area surplus and in cooperation with them,
the National Park Service, and the Arizona State Parks Board, Davis Camp was
turned over to Mohave County for the purpose of developing it into a regional
Davis Camp offers two separate areas for dry camping for those who enjoy
sleeping under the stars. One area is located between the Laughlin Bridge and
the boat launch, and it is a perfect spot for boaters and jet skiers. Those
who enjoy gambling can walk to the casinos from this location. Featuring over
a half mile of clean sandy shoreline, the area is equipped with 50 individual
shade ramadas, picnic tables, outdoor showers, and barbeque grills. Modern
restroom and shower facilities are located within a short walking distance.
Whether you're looking for a place to boat, fish, swim, or just relax in
the sun, Davis Camp offers many recreational opportunities for the entire
family. An ideal place for water sport enthusiasts, Davis Camp is fast
becoming one of the most frequented and popular public recreation areas on the
Arizona side of the Colorado River.
CAUTION: SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
lifeguards are on duty. Be advised that swimmers will likely encounter swift
currents and deep cold water.
Davis Camp has 141 RV spaces available. Each space is equipped with full
hookups (water, sewer, and up to 50 amp electrical service). Every full RV
site is a wide pull through site for easy entry and exit.
For the convenience of Davis Camp guests and travelers to our area, a
sanitary RV disposal station is located on the property. The station is easily
accessible and is one of only a few available to the public along this stretch
of the Colorado River.
Davis Camp also has 30 spaces available for RV or tent camping equipped
with water and 110 volt electricity. This camping area is directly above the
swim beach and it is serviced with its own restroom and shower facility.
Fishing along the shores of Davis Camp is world renowned. The world record
striped bass weighs in at 59 lbs. 12 oz., and it was caught directly below
Davis Dam. Other common species frequently caught in this stretch of the
Colorado River include trout and catfish. At the very north end of the park, a
fishing pier with lights, water, and shelter is available for all, including
the mobility impaired.