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National Park Service awards contract for Lake Mohave Marina

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — Urban Park Concessionaires (UPC) was awarded a 15-year contract by the National Park Service to operate visitor services at Lake Mohave near Bullhead City, Arizona.

The new contract would likely begin in the spring of 2018, according to the National Park Service. UPC would manage Lake Mohave Marina at Katherine Landing, on the Arizona side of the Colorado River and north of Bullhead City.

The 15-year contract provided UPC would operate a 603-slip marina, 221 transient slips, the 51-unit Lake Mohave Lodge, a restaurant/lounge, a 24-space RV park, campgrounds, boat rentals, convenience store, boat repair and towing facility, the Trailer Village and dry storage area.

“This is our first public lands concession operation in Arizona, though we provide similar services at 11 locations in California and one in Oregon,” Kris Koeberer, UPC’s CEO, said. “We plan several improvements at Katherine Landing and look forward to hearing from past guests and slip renters as to what they’d like to keep as is or make better.”

UPC is a company of The California Parks Company, based in Fairfield, California. It operates lodging, recreation and visitor services concessions for the National Park Service at Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California and marinas and other concession services at numerous state and local parks and water districts.

The National Park Service reported more than 1.2 million people visit Katherine Landing annually.

Katherine Landing was named for the Katherine Mine, a gold mine that operated in the Lake Mojave area in the late 1800s.


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