World’s Largest Desert Tortoise | Silver View RV Resort

World’s Largest Desert Tortoise

Looking for something fun to do this afternoon or any afternoon? Take a little trip to the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce at 1251 Hwy 95 to see Poki, the World’s Largest Desert Tortoise. Little Poki weighs 2 tons – that’s 4000 pounds – and he’s right out front. If you visit Poki during the Christmas season, you might see him wearing an enormous Santa Claus hat.

Don’t be afraid. Even though he’s huge, Poki won’t hurt you. Desert Tortoises are vegetarians. And besides that, Poki is a sculpture with a realistic appearance and a gentle smile. Local resident Bill Hayes, who commissioned the sculpture, displayed him on his own property until he moved away. Then he gave Poki to Bullhead City for all to enjoy.

Desert Tortoises


Another Desert Tortoise

Silver View RV Resort has its own Desert Tortoise – a big metal one right near the front gate. To see Poki and our Big Metal Tortoise, and perhaps some real life tortoises in their burrows in the desert, reserve your stay at pet-friendly Silver View RV Resort, where you’ll enjoy stunning scenery, exciting entertainment in nearby Laughlin, and amenities galore.

  • Sparkling heated pool and two hot tubs
  • New high-speed WiFi throughout the park
  • Air-conditioned clubhouse
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
  • Pickleball court

  • Doggie-approved pet park with turf, a fire hydrant, obstacle course, and plenty of shade
  • Modern laundry facilities
  • Immaculate restrooms & showers
  • Dramatic view of the Colorado River


Eat Like a Desert Tortoise

Desert Tortoises live 50 – 80 years on a vegetarian diet. You can enjoy a vegetarian diet too and you won’t have to go far to get it. Drop in to the Silver View Deli where you’ll find people-pleasin’ salads, fresh fruits, and even a veggie sandwich. Don’t be ‘Poki’ – come see us real soon.

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Silver View RV Resort 1600 Silver Creek Road
Bullhead City, AZ 86442

(928) 763-5500

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