About BunkerBox Storage

About BunkerBox Storage

SERVICE AREA:     BunkerBox Storage is conveniently located in the Tri-State area of Arizona, Nevada and California near the intersection of Interstate 40 and the Arizona / California border.  This area is often referred to as the gateway to the Colorado river and is the entrance Historic Route 66 to reach Oatman from the south. 

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FACILITY: BunkerBox Mini Storage consists of 3 buildings with a total of 3429 sqft built in 1993 of stucco construction, and featuring 27 units of various sizes, 5x10, 8x10, 10x10, and 10x20.

ACCESS: BunkerBox Storage provides a wide single-entry security gate directly from Cerro Colorado Drive.  A wrap-around driveway, combined with plenty of parking on-site, and easy vehicle access to your storage unit allows you to load and unload directly into your storage area. 

ONLINE: BunkerBox Storage offers a daytime rental and phone payment call center, and 24/7 online payment options, allowing you to reserve or rent, and pay at your convenience.

SECURITY: The units in the BunkerBox Storage facility are each secured and protected by a steel roller door, and locked by the storage renter. Other security features include security fencing with razor wire.

About Topock and the Surrounding Area

The Topock / Golden Shores Area

Topock / Golden Shores, in the tri-state section of Arizona, California, and Nevada is an attractive area for retirees and fun-seekers alike.  The area is visited by many due to the mild climate during the winter, and its proximity to Needles, Bullhead City, Fort Mojave, Oatman, Lake Havasu, and Laughlin, Nevada. 

The town has a population of around 1000 and is at an elevation of 505 feet.  It sits almost directly across the Colorado River from Needles, CA off the Topock exit (Route 66) heading towards Oatman. Travelers of Route 66 from, or to, Oatman often take the Topock exit from interstate 40 and pass through when coming or going.  
Route 66 Highway Sign Topock

The settlement of Topock / Golden Shores got its start when the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad built a wooden bridge across the river in 1883. Topock was originally a railroad station and steamboat landing.  It was first called Mellen for Captain John Alexander “Jack” Mellon, a Colorado River steamboat captain , and owner of the Colorado Steam Navigation Company.  Oddly the name was often mis-spelled as “Mellen.”

In 1890, the wood railroad bridge was replaced by the Red Rock Bridge, a cantilevered truss bridge, built by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. At about this time, the settlement’s name was changed to Topock, a term thought to have come from the Mohave Indian word for “water crossing” or “bridge.”  

Eventually, a new four-lane steel girder bridge was built and the old Red Rock Bridge was abandoned in 1966.   The Trails Arch Bridge is still being used for supporting gas and utility lines across the river. 

Although the original town of Topock no longer exists, Golden Shores, a small retirement and resort town lies about five miles north, and the town’s post office continues to be named “Topock” even though the area is now often referred to as Golden Shores. 

Fun While in or Around Topock

There are numerous outdoor activities in the area including the Lake Havasu Wildlife Refuge on the west side of the community by the Colorado River, which is home to over 200 different species of birds. Off-roading for ATVs, UTVs, Jeeps, motorcycles, and more are in abundance with off-road trails through the desert for traversing the rugged terrain.  For water sports enthusiasts, boats can be launched from the Golden Shores Marina.  Fishing is popular, and ideal at the Topock Marsh.

The Topock Gorge is often referred to as a miniature Grand Canyon.  Featuring colorful, steep rocky walls and abundant wildlife, the Topock Gorge is a little over four miles long, and is located approximately three and a half miles south of the I-40 bridge at Topock, AZ. The Gorge is part of the designated Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and a favorite place for boaters, kayakers and canoeists.  The gorge is host to a wide array of wildlife including birds, big-horn sheep and wild burros. There are sandy beaches are in abundance along the shores of the Gorge.; and with the heart of the Topock Gorge a no-wake zone, it's easy to pull up and enjoy the day without the worry of large wakes breaking on the shoreline.

There are many swimming locations with jump rocks along the Topock Gorge, and even a swing under the bridge, on both on the Arizona and California sides of the shorelines. The water can be at least ten degrees cooler than Lake Havasu.  As a result, the Topock Gorge is used by locals and visitors during the hot days of summer.