Everything you need to know about Laughlin


Guide to Laughlin, Nevada

Nevada’s southern-most community, Laughlin, is nestled between the Colorado River and the mountains at the point where Nevada, California and Arizona meet in the desert. Home to some 11,000 residents, the modern community includes retirees from every career imaginable who are better-off financially than average and higher educated than average. Most pay cash for their homes in the residential area called Upper Laughlin at the base of the mountains overlooking the Colorado River.

Recreational Opportunities in Laughlin

Laughlin also is home to Nevada’s Big Bend State Recreational Park, complete with full service RV hookups and services, and the Clark County-operated Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails for walking, hiking, bicycling, and picnic and fishing facilities. It extends several miles from Davis Dam, which forms Lake Mohave, downstream to a scenic pedestrian bridge over Nevada Highway 163 that extends into Downtown Laughlin. Ten casinos, many with high-rise towers providing tremendous views of the water, slopes, and mountains framing Laughlin to the east and west, provide gambling, dining, entertainment, and shopping in a 2-mile strip, and the Laughlin River Walk between the resorts and the water’s edge.

Laughlin Overview

  • Established: 1968
  • Town Manager: Dr. Brian Paulson
  • Mission: To create and implement a collaborative venture among civic and business leaders in the town of Laughlin, to promote the health, welfare and quality of life for the residents of Laughlin through economic development.
  • Services Provided: As an Unincorporated Township, Laughlin’s municipal-type services are provided by Clark County, its subsidiary districts,
    and several metropolitan-type regional districts, including police, fire, water, sewer, streets, parks and recreation, library, transit (24-hour fixed-route service), flood control, tourism, and schools. The Clark County Commission is assisted by an elected 5-member Town Advisory Board. The county and special districts have invested significantly into infrastructure for diversification to help the community grow. The community has plenty of water, drawn directly from the Colorado River, and sewer services for domestic, commercial, and industrial use.
  • Website: https://www.visitlaughlin.com/