The Lodge on the River is riverfront on the Colorado River . Notorious for summer fun with river rafting, boating, jet skiing and much more! Our popular public boat launch is only a half mile away. Bullhead City, AZ is located across the river from Laughlin, NV casinos (approximately 5 minutes from hotel) and features miles of hiking trails, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Havasu, Katherine’s Landing, the Colorado River Museum and Arizona’s Veteran Memorial.
Take a short drive and visit some of our neighboring attractions such as the Grand Canyon National Park, the London Bridge, Hoover Dam, Davis Dam, and even some Ghost Towns.
Our Riverfront Lodge is conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, grocery store, and only one mile to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport. We offer guest laundry facilities, vending machines, complimentary coffee. Small pets are welcome (limited rooms are available). Extended stay suites are also available.
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1717 Highway 95, Bullhead City AZ 86442
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|Located near the spot where Arizona, Nevada and California meet, Bullhead City is a rapidly growing community nestled along the beautiful blue waters of the Colorado River. The striking scenic beauty provides the backdrop for a host of outdoor recreation activities.The Colorado River Valley is known across the Southwest as a summer vacation paradise, offering a choice between the cold, fast-flowing Colorado River and warm, smooth waters of Lake Mohave. Both are perfect for water sports like boating, skiing, personal watercraft and sport fishing throughout the year.|
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The Colorado River Valley is known across the Southwest as a summer vacation paradise, offering a choice between the cold, fast flowing Colorado River and warm, smooth waters of Lake Mohave. Both are perfect for water sports such as boating, skiing, personal watercraft and sport fishing throughout the year.
Regularly scheduled special events such as the Bluegrass Festival, the annual River Run Motorcycle Rally and Chili Cook Off provide family oriented activities and the climate is perfect for outdoor recreation all year long. A variety of lodging, dining and shopping experiences are offered by the areas many businesses and the gaming casinos in nearby Laughlin, Nevada just across the Colorado River, offer twenty-four hour entertainment.
For a vacation long or short, Bullhead City is the hub for the Colorado River Region and for enjoying many interesting activities in the Tri-State area. The areas wide selection of accommodations from campgrounds and RV parks to full service resort hotels makes the Colorado River Valley a great vacation value.
The Bullhead City area is rich in colorful history and surrounded by nature’s beauty. Click the links below for ideas on how to spend your time while visiting our community.
Colorado River Museum
The museum includes replicas of area landmarks, Native American artifacts and displays of historical items from early settlers to the first slot machines. Located on Highway 95 just north of the Laughlin Bridge at Davis camp, the museum is operated by the non-profit Colorado River Historical Society. It is open from September thorough May. For more information, please call (928) 754-3399.
Ken Fovargue Park and Community Swimming Pool
Located on Trane Road north of Marina Boulevard near the Bullhead City Administration complex, this park features lighted basketball courts and ball fields, a children’s playground and the Bullhead City Community Swimming Pool, open from April through mid-September. For more information, call the Bullhead City Parks & Recreation Department at (928) 763-0158
Located on 300 acres of Colorado Riverfront land in Bullhead City, Rotary Park features a sports complex with soccer fields, Pop Warner football field, new ball fields, plus lighted basketball courts and a skate park. This huge park offers Colorado River beaches, walking trails; ramadas with barbecues, a Colorado River launch ramp, fishing jetty, and fish cleaning station. Admission is free, however, there is a fee for launch ramp use. The Park is located on Riverview Drive approximately a mile west of Highway 95. For information, call the Bullhead City Parks & Recreation Department at (928) 763-0158
Gold Road Mine
In 1900, a Mexican prospector named Jose Jerez, was grubstaked by friend Henry Lovin of Kingman in the amount of $16, was out searching for his lost burro when he stumbled over a chunk of quartz that glistened brightly in the midday sun. He later discovered it assayed out at 40 ounces of gold to the ton. The mine was purchased for $50,000 months later and then, in turn sold to investors for $275,000. By the end of 1907, the mine had reportedly milled $2.25 million in gold and has been in productivity on and off ever since. The mine has been producing for nearly 100 years and the latest run was for 5 years, ending, at least temporarily, in 1998, when gold prices fell below $300 per ounce. This wonderful Arizona landmark is located on Historic Route 66, just outside of Oatman about 20 miles southwest of Kingman. From the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce, take Highway 95 south 13 miles to Boundary Cone Rd. and east 13 miles through Oatman approximately 2.5 miles.
There’s twenty-four hour, seven days a week excitement offered by the 11 casino/Hotels in Laughlin. This popular playground is located across the Colorado River from Bullhead City and is accessible by the Laughlin Bridge at the Northern edge of the City and at the Southern edge at Aztec Road. For further information, contact the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce located at 1725 Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV 89029. 800-227-5245 or 702-298-2214
Scooter’s Family Fun Center
2750 Miracle Mile
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Scooter’s has two 18 hole Miniature Golf Courses with grass and trees amidst a beautiful waterfall and forest landscape. 8 Station Batting cage with Slow Pitch Soft Ball; Fast Soft Ball and Fast to Slow Baseball. Mini Indy Raceway with 12 cars that zip around a 1000 ft racetrack. Large Arcade with a full Pizza Parlor with Pizzas, Toasted Subs, Homemade Spaghetti; Salads and more.
Native American Petroglyphs created by indigenous people an estimated 800 to 1000 years ago adorn the walls of this Canyon located near Christmas Tree Pass northwest of Bullhead City, inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There is a two-mile gravel road leading to the trail off highway 163, about 10 miles west of the Laughlin Bridge. The Canyon was named for the grape plants found in the area. A short and somewhat strenuous walk from the parking lot is required to reach the Petroglyphs that are fragile and should not be touched. For additional information, call the Katherine Landing Ranger Station at (928) 754-3030
Arizona Veterans Memorial
A Colorado Riverfront park in Bullhead City is the setting for the Arizona Veterans Memorial, which contains a line of gigantic flagpoles and a curving wall standing 9 feet tall and 40 feet wide. The Wall displays bronze plaques engraved with the names of more than 3,000 service men and women from the State of Arizona who were killed in all the armed conflicts in the last 100 years. On each side of the memorial wall are enormous eagles surrounded by 50 stars representing the 50 United States. The Arizona Veterans Memorial Park also contains a pyramid shaped stone memorial honoring the U.S.S. Arizona, which was destroyed in the attack on Pearl Harbor that marked America’s entry into World War II. The Memorial Park is open year round and admission is free. To visit, take Highway 95 to Riverview Drive, travel west approximately two miles until the road ends at Riviera Boulevard. Turn left and continue for half a mile till the road ends into a large parking lot. Follow the signs for entrance to the Memorial Park. For additional information, call 928-704-0334
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1941, the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 37,000 acres and 30 river miles (300 miles of shoreline) along the Colorado River starting 15 miles south of Bullhead City at the Topock Marsh and running south to the mouth of Lake Havasu. Topock Marsh is a huge wetlands area that is home to many species and waterfowl. Inside the refuge is beautiful Topock Gorge, accessible by boat only, where the Colorado River winds for several miles through Canyons of towering, ancient volcanic rocks. Boating and fishing are allowed in many areas. To drive by Topcok Marsh, turn east on Courtwright Road from Highway 95 south. For additional information, call (760) 326-3853.
Colorado River Tours
Get a front row seat as you explore the Colorado River from Bullhead City all the way to Lake Havasu and back by boat! Enjoy this 120 mile round trip adventure on board an enclosed 40 MPH jet boat through miles of scenic, rugged, breath taking beauty with ancient rock formations and Indian Petroglyphs, then on to the London Bridge which was reconstructed in Lake Havasu in 1971. Individual and group rates available year round, 7 days a week. For reservations and information, call 1-800-327-2386 or 702-298-8363.
Located in Pyramid Canyon at the Northern end of Bullhead City, Davis Dam created the 68-mile long Lake Mohave. Named for then-Director of Reclamation, Arthur Powell Davis, the 67 million earth and rock embankment spanning the Colorado River has a concrete spillway, intake structure and power plant. The dam is 200 feet high and was completed in 1953 to control floods and to generate hydroelectric energy. Best viewing of the dam is from Davis camp in Bullhead City or from River Road in Laughlin. The dam itself is closed to the public.
Lake Mohave – Katherine Landing
Nearly 68 miles from end to end, Lake Mohave offers thousands of miles of shoreline and some of the best fishing in the Southwest, along with sandy beaches and secluded coves perfect for overnight camping. Located just north of Bullhead City and kept in check by Davis Dam, Lake Mohave is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation area. Visitors will find several launch ramps, hundreds of boat slips, a motel, RV park, campgrounds, store, restaurant, boat rentals – including everything from personal watercraft to fishing boats and houseboats – plus a boat repair shop and dry storage area. Like much of the region, Katherine Landing was first settled by gold miners and is named for Katherine Mine, now just ruins north of the improved marina area. For information, call Katherine Landing Resort at (928) 754-3245 or Ranger Station (928) 754-3272.
Bullhead Community Park
Located along the Colorado River on the west side on Highway 95 toward Bullhead City’s northern end, Bullhead Community Park features a large grassy area with a children’s playground, horseshoe pits, ball fields, volleyball courts, beachfront ramadas, barbecues and a Colorado River launch ramp. A large covered ramada area and bandstand are available for special events by reservations. Admission is free but there is a fee for launch ramp use. For information, call the Bullhead City Parks & Recreation Department at (928) 763-0158.
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