(Mohave Daily News, JIM MANIACI) LAUGHLIN, Nev.–Just in time for two of Laughlin’s biggest tourist-attracting events, Nevada’s Big Bend State Recreation Area has opened its multi-million dollar recreational vehicle campground.
And park supervisor Alan Conklin is especially proud that Big Bend is the only Nevada State Parks Department RV campground with all of its spaces offering full-service hookups.
He hopes this weekend’s Dodge Extreme Bulls competition will bring in a good crowd and fully expects to be booked to capacity – he actually said last week it easily could be more than capacity – for the 26th Laughlin River Run motorcycle event April 23-27.
“Officially we opened the campground three days before one year of construction. It took us a little bit longer than we thought,” he said, but added that change orders for extra work caused some of the delay.
Overall, including consultants and planning, Conklin said the state is spending $7 million on the project.