DOLAN SPRINGS, ARIZONA
Dolan Springs, Arizona is an unincorporated desert community at the base of Mount Tipton, a 6,900 - foot prominence in the Cerbat Mountains in west-central Mohave County. At an elevation of 3,350 feet, the town is approximately 30 miles northwest of Kingman.
Dolan Springs, called the Gateway to Lake Mead, is 70 miles southeast of Las Vegas, and 70 miles northeast of Laughlin, Nevada. Mohave County has an estimated 1,000 miles of freshwater shoreline with Dolan Springs at the Gateway to Lake Mead, a beautiful 550 mile shoreline lake offering bass, catfish and trout fishing, boating and other forms of water recreation near the property. Lake Mead was created by the construction of the Hoover Dam. The Pierce Ferry Road, beyond the community itself, is paved to South Cove toward the upper or eastern end of Lake Mead.
The distance from Dolan Springs is about 43 miles. In addition to the area's water recreation, there are gold mines, rock hunting and the attraction of Las Vegas, Nevada. Tour buses to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park are available daily from Dolan Springs. The Hualapai Mountains' forested slopes, 40 miles southeast, offer picnicking and hunting.
One of the world's largest Joshua Tree Forests is located in the Lake Mohave Ranchos of Dolan Springs area.
The first official exploration of the Colorado River to Black Canyon, the site of today's Hoover Dam, was made in 1858 by Army Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives aboard the steamboat Explorer. Hover Dam, about 43 miles northwest of Dolan Springs is crossed by U.S. 93.