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Laughlin - Big Bend of the Colorado

4220 South Needles Highway Suite3

Big Bend is one of Nevada’s newest state parks, opening in 1996. Situated on the shores of the Colorado River below Laughlin, Nevada’s southern tip, the park offers dramatic views of the river and surrounding mountains. Popular activities are picnicking, boating, fishing and swimming. The park also offers camping, hiking and group facilities. The town of Laughlin is also relatively new, and it offers many amenities including casinos, golf courses and an outlet mall. The park is within the Laughlin town limits, one mile south of Casino Drive on South Needles Highway.


Shelia W Frances

Friday, April 13, 2018
My family of five stayed at BIG BEND OF THE COLORADO STATE PARK in Laughlin, Nevada for the days of 19-21 December 2017. This Nevada State Park is one of a few of Nevada’s parks that provides full hookups at each campsite. The park is located on Needles Highway near the casino town of Laughlin, Nevada and just across the Colorado River from Bullhead City, Arizona. The park has easy access from Needles Highway and is paved throughout. The campsites were spacious and well situated to afford distance from other campsites. There was a bathroom with showers available. And, within a short distance from the park there was a boat ramp and picnic tables alongside the Colorado River. Very beautiful! As senior residents of Nevada, we have the Senior Annual Park Pass allowing us discounted campground rates. We paid $10 nightly. We enjoyed our quiet and pleasant stay at BIG BEND OF THE COLORADO STATE PARK, especially since few others were there during our visit. And, we will return!

Toni Carlson

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Loved my time here!!! It wasn't crowded at all which is what I was looking for. Heard it gets crazy busy in the summer though. Water is super chilly and beautifully clear. Sand is truly beach sand.

Carol Dreyer

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Another beautiful day at Big Bend. Never saw another person for two hours. So beautiful and peaceful. So clean. Very lucky to live here with such great weather this time of year.

Jeffrey Linden

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Nice launch ramp. Didn't camp there. Nice beach area.

Kelly Rossi

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
Pretty great place to hang out! However, If you're not into crowds, this isn't the place for you. This beach does have real sand, which is awesome, but be aware that this is still the desert and it gets crazy hot. A main downfall with this in mind is that the parking lot is a long ways away from the actual water so you might have to carry your dog to get to it... unless you like animal control called on you. There are a lot of picnic areas set up all over the park. If you want to get a picnic area or even a spot on the water for that matter, get there early. All in all it's a good time.

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