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RED BLUFF COVE. Red Bluff Cove is in northwestern Loving County (at 32°00' N, 103°57' W) on the northeastern shore of Red Bluff Reservoir a half mile south of the New Mexico state line. The surrounding flat desert terrain is marked by locally steep slopes and covered by a gravelly loam. Area vegetation consists of greasewood, creosote bush, small mesquite, cat's claw, yucca, and sparse grasses. The cove was named for the Red Bluff Dam, which in turn acquired its name from a red bluff in New Mexico, where it was to be built originally.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"RED BLUFF COVE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.