Colorado River Wildlife Area
Colorado River Nature Center is a great place to recreate for those looking to enjoy the long, hot summers, and abundant sunshine on the water. Boating, fishing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing opportunities abound. The lush wetland vegetation provides habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, including waterfowl, resident and migratory birds.
Recreational Opportunities – Day Use Only
– Horseback riding
CAUTION: Seasonal temperatures range from highs of 127°F in the summer and 70°F in the winter to lows of 80°F in summer and 18°F in winter.
- No open fires
- No firewood cutting or gathering
- No overnight public camping
- Motorized vehicle travel permitted on designated roads, on designated trails, or in designated areas only
- Closed to hunting
Location: The Colorado River Nature Center is located at the southwest end of Bullhead City, Arizona, next to the Colorado River. The Arizona Game and Fish Commission owns 140 acres of Section 10 property located west of State Route 95. The nature center is bordered on the east side by Bureau of Land Management lands and on the west side by the Colorado River. Section 8 serves as the northern boundary, with the southern boundary consisting of additional public land.
Directions: Take Route 95 south out of Bullhead City about seven miles, then turn west on Richardo Avenue.
Fish: Carp, channel catfish, rainbow trout, and striped bass.
Reptiles and amphibians: Red-spotted toad, Woodhouse's toad, zebra-tailed lizard, tiger whiptail, western banded gecko, desert iguana, common side-bloched lizard, glossy snake, western diamond-backed rattlesnake, sidewinder rattlesnake, night snake, common kingsnake, coachwhip, and gophersnake.
Mammals: Desert pocket mouse, house mouse, southern grasshopper mouse, cactus mouse, deer mouse, Merriam's kangaroo rat, desert woodrat, raccoon, striped skunk, beaver, coyote, desert cottontail, black-tailed jackrabbit, and several bat species.