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Old 02-04-2018, 01:10 AM   #1
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Suggestions for Laughlin / Bulkhead City AZ area.

Looking to spend a few days in the area later this month. I see the KOA/Avi Casino and the Riverside Resort and Casino with RV CG. Nice sites with views preferred. Experiences with these or other suggestions?

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I've never stayed at the KOA at the AVI casino but I''ve seen it and it's nice.
I have stayed at the Riverside Casino's RV park many many times. It's also nice but not as "pretty" as the the KOA. At the KOA, you're within walking distance of the Colorado river. At the Riverside, you're across the street and up a steep hill. The park is Layered and if your camping spot is high enough, you can a nice view of the Laughlin skyline and the mountains on the east side of the river. The Riverside has shuttles that will transport you to and from the casino. The AVI is not within walking distance of the Casino's in Laughlin that are along the river but is within walking disance of the AVI Casino and, should you want to cross over the river and go to Bullhead City it does have a bridge but it brings you out on the extreme south end of the city. The AVI is approx 10 miles (as the crow fly's) south of the main strip in Laughlin.
If you stay at the Riverside their is also a bridge that spans the Colorado river and takes you to Bullhead city. The bridge is just north of the Riverside Casino.

The reason I stay at the Riverside is I go to a reunion at the Riverside casino every April and, we have friends who live in Bullhead City and the Riverside is more convenient and, I like the Riverside Casino, because it's an "old school" casino. The first time I went there, was January 1973 and it was a'Very small casino"
I have friends who have stayed at the KOA and although it's flat, close to the AVI casino and has a green belt just west of the RV park, most prefer to stay at the Riverside because it's "closer to the action"

If you have Google Earth then search of these sites and you'll be able to see what I've explained.
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Iím currently at the Avi KOA. Weíve been here for three days and will be staying two weeks.

Initial impressions:

-Sites are reasonably spacious, but I donít care for how every one of them appears to be set up buddy-style. That is to say that your patio and your neighborís face each other. In our adjoining sites, there is only one picnic table for both sites.

-Pretty dusty. I had my coach washed yesterday and am wondering why now.

-Great access to casino and river.

-We knew this ahead of time, but the Avi is fairly remote from both Laughlin and Bullhead. Itís probably 20 min to the ďstripĒ in Laughlin. Itís closer to our relatives, however, and that was one of the driving factors for staying here.

You can do worse in the area than Avi. I think you can probably also do better. We were at the Colorado River Oasis last year. Between the two that we have actually been at, Iíd probably choose Avi. It suits our purposes better.

The gentleman who washed my coach suggested I check out the Vista del Sol for next yearís visit.
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Riverside Resort and Casino, weekly rates are $120 and $20 xtra for a pull through. Ask for the upper two levels as the bottom level is a close fit. You also get 2 buffet tickets with the week. They have a shuttle to the walkway to the casino. Try the Claim jumper at the Golden nugget , get the 7 layer chocolate cake for desert, for two you will take most of it home.

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If you boondock and not afraid of dirt roads there is a great little spot outside of Laughlin called Nevada Telephone Cove.
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If you boondock and not afraid of dirt roads there is a great little spot outside of Laughlin called Nevada Telephone Cove.
Was checking this in Google Earth. Read some differing reviews regarding access. What's your opinion for a 40' DP?
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Look at Davis Camp - a County Park:

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We love that area! Our favorite place is called Moon River RV Resort. It is across the river from the Avi and technically in the town of Ft. Mojave. We like it much better than the others because it has trees! That's not a huge deal this time of year but it is a nice thing. The spaces are decent size and it has a nice pool and great laundry room. Haven't used showers much but they were nice when I did. Also like it because it's not right on the highway and it's quiet. It is on Boundary Cone which is the same road that goes up to the town of Oatman.

There are new owners as of last year and they are working hard to upgrade the park. They have put in a nice dog run.
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Circling back on this.

We stayed at Davis Camp last week. Was nice and reasonably priced ($30/night FHU). Convienent location. Would stay there again.

Thanks everyone for suggestions!
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I second Camp Davis.
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Circling back on this.

We stayed at Davis Camp last week. Was nice and reasonably priced ($30/night FHU). Convienent location. Would stay there again.

Thanks everyone for suggestions!
Vince, thanks for following up. I assume reservations on short notice werenít an issue or werenít required?
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It's busy.

We went in on Saturday of Presidents day weekend - I looked for a reservation the day before We got the last / only FHU site available. We were prepared to stay dry camped where we were in the desert if a spot was not availabke till after the weekend.

FHU sites were all booked for the next weekend as well.
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While on this topic of the Laughlin/Bullhead City area, does anyone have an opinion about wind conditions while camping there?

One of my wife's Aunts moved out of that area approx. 6 years ago, citing the increasing winter winds (and dust) and a friend of mine just returned from BHC, saying he would not be back (they stayed 3 months) due to numerous windy, gusty days. (winds that rocked the coach and would be strong enough to start the furled window toppers to open)

I was through there once in my 20's and for some reason can't recall the wind conditions back then.

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We have spent time there the past two winters. There can be wind, no doubt. There can also be days of dead calm, but those days are outnumbered by the days of wind. I have not experienced the fierce winds however. My biggest gripe is we had temps in the high 30s on several mornings. Itís been warmer at home. The locals tell me itís been unusual lately. In my limited experience in AZ, unusual is the new norm.
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