Situated on the shores of the Colorado River at Nevada’s southern tip, Big Bend of the Colorado River includes about two miles of sandy shoreline. Because the park is downstream from Davis Dam, the river is clear and cool year round. Popular activities are camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and bird watching.

The variety of waterfowl and shore birds that make this park home include mallards, coots, herons and geese. Hawks, roadrunners, quail, hummingbirds, doves and owls are also abundant in the park. The nearby town of Laughlin offers the amenities of a Nevada gaming town.


Big Bend of the Colorado
4220 Needles Hwy, Laughlin, NV 89029, United States



Campground is always open. Park hours vary by season.

January & February: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March, April & May: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

June, July & August: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

September & October: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

November & December: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Admission to Big Bend of the Colorado is $10.00 per vehicle.

Campgrounds can be purchased for $20 per day.


Contact Details

Phone: 702-298-1859

Official Website: Big Bend of the Colorado


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Big Bend of the Colorado:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Big Bend of the Colorado State Park is a must-visit state park in Nevada. Check out other state parks in Nevada here.

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