Bullhead City began as the headquarters for the Davis Dam and the Lake Mohave construction in the 1940’s.The Bullhead City area is a thriving river community that runs adjacent to the beautiful Colorado River.The communities consist of Bullhead City, Fort Mojave, and Mohave Valley. Bullhead City was incorporated as a city on August 28, 1984. Located in Mohave County, it is the 16th largest city in Arizona. Tourism is the primary economic activity. The Black Mountain Range is located to the east. Bullhead City borders the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.With its year-round sunshine, the city has one of the most favorable climates in the nation. Boating, golfing and outdoor activities are enjoyed by many. When the temperatures rise in the summer, one can always find a cool place along the Colorado River or nearby Lake Mohave, Lake Mead, or Lake Havasu. Laughlin, Nevada, across the river from Bullhead City is home to 11 major casino resort hotels and employs 14,000+ people, most of whom make their home in Bullhead City.Gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping make it a great area for everyone from recent graduates to retirees.The educational system and outdoor activities make it a wonderful place to raise a family.
Fort Mojave Indian Lands cover 22,820 acres in Arizona. The land is in Mohave County with 12 miles of the Colorado River running through it. The tribe has 1,000 members. The Mojave Indians known as the Pipa Aha Macave or “The People by the River” were the ancient occupants. In 1859 Fort Mojave was established to control the Mojave Indians.Today, the Mojave Indians are developing their land resources to boost the economy. A long-term lease for the development of a power plant, construction of several retail businesses, an R.V. Park and a golf course are mostly developed. The land is home to Avi Hotel and Casino on the Nevada side of the river.
Mohave Valley is the unincorporated area of Mohave County from Boundary Cone Road on the north extending south to the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and from the Colorado River east. This smog-free, hot and dry climate is perfect for the residents of the area.