Needles, California is located on the scenic Colorado River just across the bridge from Arizona, and by the tip of Nevada. Needles is the gateway to California. The fabled Route 66 (the "Mother Road") runs through downtown Needles. Needles is a city with a rich and colorful history, providing a satisfying, less hurried way of life, and a supportive business climate. From the frontier of the Old West to the frontier of the 21st century, Needles commands a strategic position in the evolution of California. Come on in and see what makes us unique. Its also home to home to the beautiful Colorado River offering sandy beaches & waterfront campgrounds. Four-wheeling and nature viewing opportunities, waterfront golf course; Tribal & Railroad history abound; murals throughout the city and Historic Route 66 runs through town. Some of the finest boating, water skiing, and personal water crafting are available on the Colorado River, which runs through Needles. With a current of 4 to 8 miles an hour, wakes disappear rapidly leaving the smooth "glass" that all water skiers look for. Fishermen will enjoy the variety of catch available in the river: rainbow trout, catfish, crappie, largemouth bass and stripers that are found here in spring. For boat, tubes, knee boards, pontoon boats and other water gear.