Arizona: Colorado River Nature Center|
Posted on Tuesday, March 07 @ 11:05:00 MST by iljiana
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.
Opportunities - Day
Use Only -
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
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.
||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.
is within the BLM,
Yuma District, Lake Havasu Resource Area.
The nature center is located in Game Management
Directions: Take Route
95 south out of Bullhead
City about seven miles, then turn west on Richardo Avenue.
- View a map of this location
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.
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)
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