Viewpoints of the Colorado River: Davis Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Davis Dam, Lake Mead NRA
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Davis Dam across the Colorado River was built in 1951 to form Lake Mohave, a long, thin reservoir extending northwards almost to the base of the Hoover Dam. The northernmost section of the lake is within the confines of Black Canyon, a particularly deep, narrow, dark-walled gorge, but the majority is bordered by more gently sloping terrain of hills and washes - typical scenery of the Mojave Desert. Just below Davis Dam, the recently established Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park has a variety of facilities including fishing piers, picnic ramadas and trails.

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