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Arizona: Colorado River Nature Center
Posted on Tuesday, March 07 @ 11:05:00 MST by iljiana

Horse Rentals & Day Ride Trails Arizona
Take Route 95 south out of Bullhead City about seven miles,
then turn west on Richardo Avenue.



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 - Fishing
- Bird-watching
- Photography
- Hiking
- Boating
- Horseback riding
- Swimming

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.

Restrictions:
a. No open fires.
b. No firewood cutting or gathering.
c. No overnight public camping.
d. Motorized vehicle travel permitted on designated roads, on designated trails, or in designated areas only.
e. 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.

The property is within the BLM, Yuma District, Lake Havasu Resource Area. The nature center is located in Game Management Unit 15D.

Directions: Take Route 95 south out of Bullhead City about seven miles, then turn west on Richardo Avenue.

- View a map of this location
Area Description The Colorado River Nature Center Wildlife Area lies within the broad Mohave Valley, at an elevation of about 470 feet. The area is characterized by minimal precipitation (four inches, typically occurring during two peak rainy seasons), short mild winters, long hot summers, abundant sunshine, and moderate winds.

Plant Life
The vegetative community within the backwater area is a mix of saltcedar and screwbean mesquite. Revegetation efforts have begun with the planting of cottonwoods (Populus fremontii), willows (Salix spp.), mesquites (Prosopis spp.), palo verde (Parkinsonia spp.), and aquatic grass. Bulrush (Scirpus spp.), cattails (Typha spp.), and other aquatic plants have invaded the wetland.

Desert riparian habitat consists of:
- Saltcedar (Tamarix sp.)
- Saltbush (Atriplex spp.)
- Arrowweed (Pluchea sericea)
- Screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)
- Honey mesquite (Prosopis juliflora)
- Bur sage (Ambrosia dumosa)

For more information:
http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/wildlife_area_co_river_nature.shtml

 
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