The Colorado River Nature Center (CRNC) is approximately 500 acres
located along the Colorado River south of Bullhead City, AZ. The CRNC
is managed by cooperative agreement between the BLM, the AZ Game and Fish
Dept. and Bullhead City. The CRNC provides public access to an undeveloped
sandy river beach. It also protects and enhances crucial wetland, riparian
and mesquite bosque habitats and preserves significant cultural resources.
Future plans call for interpretive trails and exhibits.
Directions: From Highway 95 just south of the south connection
with the Bullhead City Bypass,
drive west on Richardo Road which becomes the dirt access road to the
river beach area. Vehicles are not allowed on the beach and there are
no boat launching facilities
The slough was created during the channelization of the
Colorado River. The BLM has worked towards re-establishing riparian vegetation
along the slough (back-water) providing habitat for turtles, beavers and
other wildlife. The slough provides an opportunity for river recreation
as well as wildlife viewing.
Directions: From I-40 south of Needles,
California, take the Five-mile road exit and drive east towards the Colorado
River. Follow the dirt road under the Railroad bridge, turn right and drive
one mile south, look the interpretive sign. Vehicles are not allowed on the
beach or levee and there are no boat launching facilities.
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