Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

Parker Dam and North End of the river drive on the California...





Back side of the dam showing the flood gates.

Forty mile long Lake Havasu is created by the dam.

There are 4 generators at the dam. A sample of one of...


The yellow crane is on tracks so it can be positioned to...

Looking downstream below the dam.

The flowers and bushes are really starting to bloom.

Creosote bush blooming, palo verde tree behind it.

Typical of what we saw on our drive along the river. The...

... is pretty much lined with campgrounds and boat docks.

(Ron Writing) We took a drive over to the Parker Dam. We learned that it is the deepest dam in the world which was a surprise since it looks like a rather small when viewed from the top. The road over the dam is a very narrow two-lane road and, since 9-11, no trucks or RVs are allowed on it. From the dam we drove south on a road that runs right along the river on the California side. It ran about 15 miles to Parker where we crossed the bridge back to Arizona and then returned to the campground via AZ-95.

This evening we went to the restaurant here at the campground where we both had a very delicious steak and shrimp dinner. That was our free dinner which we earned by listening to their sales presentation yesterday.

The weather was very nice with some high clouds to keep it from getting too warm. This evening we sat outside playing cards until it got dark. It was very quiet around here with all of the weekend campers gone.

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