While the Bouse community maintains its small town flavor, characters and attitude, you may be surprised by all the things to see and do in and around the Bouse region. For example, 'Cutler's Donkey and Bull Show' comes to Bouse every winter. Jim Jarvis holds the record for the hottest and longest fire walk and is listed in the Guiness Book of Records. La Paz County really does "have it all" and its all an easy distance from Bouse.
Every year locals (both full and partime) and visitors to the area 'Get out and explore'. La Paz County itself offers many recreational areas for your enjoyment, many facilities offer camping, RV'ing, walking, swimming, boating, tennis, basketball, golfing, picnicking, water sports and hiking. It does not really matter what you seek, from the adventurous to just relaxing,
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BUT remember Bouse is a desert community ... so take the appropriate precautions !!!!
DO NOT FORGET that being a desert community some areas are considered remote even in today's technological world. Add to that the potential dangers of various animals and exposure to the elements and there is always the potential to find yourself needing help.
AND ... Tread Lightly, respect the Laws, Land and the Owners rights
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CAMP BOUSE - The most secretive, heavily guarded military units in the United States Army came to Bouse in March 1943 and left the end of April 1944.
WWII TANK MEMORIAL PARK - Located on Hwy 72 (on corner with Main St) the memorial was started by the Bouse Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the VFW Post 2357 and American Legion Post 46 in 1996.
BOUSE FISHERMAN INTAGLIO - is an Intaglio also known as a geoglyph or earth figure. These very large earth figures were created many years ago by American Indians.
'B' MOUNTAIN - The name of the mountain is Black Mountain. It was made from an extinct volcano which formed the biggest maganese deposit in Arizona. After the rocks were placed on the side of the mountain the residents of Bouse started refering to it as 'B' Mountain.
ASSAY OFFICE - The Bouse Assay Office. a 25 feet square building, was built about 1902. It has not been determined when it became the Assay office, however assay services were provided from Bouse for Swansea and other mines up and down the Bill Williams River.
BOUSE WASH - Washes generally flow intermittantly after heavy rains, a feast or famine of water that creates specific plant communities. The main difference is that washes have fast flowing surface water for only brief periods, often just for a few hours in a year.
SWANSEA - Of all the ghost towns near Parker, Swansea is the best preserved.
POSTON RELOCATION MONUMENT - marks the site of the Poston War Relocation Center where 17,867 persons of Japanese ancestry, the majority of whom were United States citizens, were interned during World War II from May 1942 to November 1945.
NELLIE E. SALOON (Desert Bar) - is a solar-powered, totally green, off the grid saloon 5 miles off the Cienega Springs Rd exit on Hwy-95 approximately 5 miles north of Parker.
PARKER DAM - What you see is not what you get at Parker Dam, known as “the deepest dam in the world.” Engineers, digging for bedrock on which to build, had to excavate so far beneath the bed of the Colorado River that 73 percent of Parker Dam’s 320-foot structural height is not visible.