Accommodations, Lodging and Hotels in Lake Havasu City

lake havasu hotelsThere are many places to stay in Lake Havasu City.

Our visitor population fluctuates all year long with many special events, winter visitors and Holiday weekends. Make sure to book well in advance if you are planning a trip to Lake Havasu during these busy times. Click Here to check out the Upcoming Events Schedule




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Civic Clubs and Organizations in Lake Havasu

Residents of Lake Havasu Arizona have many interests with a large retiree population looking to stay active and involved in the community. For every interest or hobby, there is most likely a club to join that would love to have you as a member.

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Restaurants in Lake Havasu


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Lake Havasu Event Schedule

havasu event scheduleThree hundred days of sunshine a year and all the adventure you can handle, from Arizona boating and off-roading to hiking and fishing, make Lake Havasu one of the best Arizona vacation spots in the state.

Lake Havasu is also one of the most family-friendly Arizona vacation spots there is. Kick back on our safe, sandy lake beaches, check out the London Bridge or go explore Lake Havasu’s 60 miles of pristine navigable waterways. Explore our breathtaking landscape on memorable land, air and water tours. Bring your unique vacation ideas to life in Lake Havasu City – where the days are endless and the nights spectacular.

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Golf Courses in Lake Havasu

London Bridge Golf Course

The club provides membership opportunities for beginners, adults and professionals and is also open to the public. There are two courses, a East and West course and houses an 18-hole golf course, which spreads across an area of more than 6,600 yards. The Courses at London Bridge Golf Club organizes a variety of tournaments and events. The club includes a restaurant, Lakeview Grill, which offers breakfast and lunch options. The Courses at London Bridge Golf Club operates an online pro shop that provides gift cards of several denominations. The club also offers catering solutions for parties. Call 928.855.2719 to set up a tee-time or for more info. – Maps & Directions

Island Golf Club At The Nautical Inn

Located on the Island in Lake Havasu City at the Nautical Inn. It features a 18 hole, par 61 executive course that is very fun to play and has spectacular views of the lake and mountains. Call 928.855.5585 to set up a tee-time or for more information. – Maps & Directions

Bridgewater Links Golf Course

A nice little 9 hole course that is part of the London Bridge Resort and situated right next the Rotary park and the lake. Call (928) 855-4777 for more information. – Maps & Directions

Refuge Golf Course

This private club course challenges and interests golfers of all capabilities. With undulant terrain throughout all 18 holes, the course design requires the use of all the clubs in your bag. Our practice areas provide members with opportunities to improve their game by taking a lesson from our pro or practicing on their own. Memorable golf holes combined with gorgeous lake and serene mountain views create an experience that members and guests never grow tired of at the Refuge Golf Course in Lake Havasu City. Call 928.764.1404 for more information. – Maps & Directions

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Surrounding Attractions in Lake Havasu

There is a lot to do and see in Lake Havasu, but if you find yourself wanting to get out of town, there are many places where you can go to see the sights and have some fun! Below are just a few places to go.

Laughlin Nevada

In the heart of the Desert Southwest, Laughlin is only 90 miles South east of Las Vegas, just a few hours from Southern California and short drive from Lake Havasu City.

Laughlin’s current location was established in the 1940’s. The settlement consisted of a motel and bar that catered to gold and silver miners who dotted the map, and to the many construction workers who built Davis Dam.

Today, there are 11 hotel/casinos in Laughlin providing over 10,000 rooms, 125,000 SqFt of meeting space, 60 restaurants, 2 museums, a 34 lane bowling center and a variety of boutiques, spas and salons. More than 14,000 casino workers cross the Colorado River by shuttle boat or the Laughlin Bridge daily from Bullhead City and Fort Mohave.

Laughlin now attracts nearly 5 million visitors a year who like to gamble, enjoy water sports on the Colorado River and attend many high-profile special events hosted by the community.

The resort destination boasts a multitude of unspoiled attractions, abundant golf, spas and year round near perfect weather. – Maps & Directions

Lake Mead Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wealth of things to do and places to go all year long. It’s huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, off-roaders and roadside sightseers. Three of Americas four desert ecosystems; the Mohave, the Great Basin, and the Sonoran Deserts, meet in Lake Mead. As a result, this seemingly barren area contains a surprising variety of plants and animals, some of which may be found nowhere else on the planet. – Maps & Directions

Katherine Landing

A complete lakeside resort with marina, sandy beach are where you can picnic and BBQ. Campground spots with and without RV hookups are also available. There is also a motel, boat storage yard, boat repair shop, store, restaurant, and lounge. – Maps & Directions

Katherine Mine

A once booming late 19th Century gold mine, the ruins are located near the Katherine Landing area along a ridge running east of the turn-off to the Telephone Cove area. The Katherine Mine is only one of the many such mines dotting the area. – Maps & Directions

Oatman

Situated on the craggy rocks of the Black Mountains at an elevation of 3,000 ft. is the living ghost town of Oatman. This former mining town, 26 miles from Kingman, on Historic Route 66 is as untamed and original as it was in its heyday in mid to late 1800’s. Oatman was once the last stop on Route 66 before entering the dreaded Mojave Desert.

The town and its 300 or so residents include artists, writers and musicians along with a colony of wild burros (descendants of old miners burros) who roam the streets during the day, seeking handouts, then disappearing into their desert home at night.

Oatman’s Main Street on Route 66 has been featured in several movies over the years. It’s three saloons, with their wooden floors and outside walkways are as they were in the 1800’s.

Remnants of mining shafts, tailings and old equipment are scattered among the hillsides. Gifts and artistic items are for sale in shops lining main street. Actors stage gun fights during the weekends for tourists. Oatman celebrates Gold Camp Days on Labor Day weekend. – Maps & Directions

The Mojave Desert

The transition from the hot Sonoran Desert to the cooler and higher Great Basin is called the Mojave Desert. This arid region of Southeastern California and portions of Nevada, Arizona and Utah, occupies more than 25,000 Sq miles.

The Mojave consists of mountain and basin topography. Sand and gravel basin brain to central salt flats from which borax, potash and salt are extracted, Silver, tungsten, gold, and iron are mined in the Mojave.

This deserts climate is characterized by extreme variation in daily temperature and an annual precipitation of less than 5 inches of rain a year on average. Almost all of the moisture arrives in winter. Freezing can occur in winter, while summers are hot, dry and windy.

Although desert climate can be harsh, they are soft-ended by the beauty of spring vegetation. Wildflowers, various flowering cacti and the unusual Joshua Tree blossoms make the desert come alive at this time of year. A spring hike through the desert will arouse all your senses.

Buckskin Mountains and the Desert Bar

The “Nellie E Saloon”, also know as the Desert Bar, is situated in the Buckskin Mountains in Parker AZ. People come from all over to visit this most unusual attraction located in the middle of nowhere. Stock vehicles will find this dirt trail quite challenging. Several rocky sections require careful tire placement and navigation… and the help of a good spotter.

The name “Nellie E” originates from the old mining claim. They used to mine copper then take it to the smelter and get gold. This unique solar powered saloon has windows that are old glass refrigerator doors. the bar is brass, and the ceiling is made of stamped tin. Across from the saloon is an outside bar, cooking area and stage for live music.

There is also a covered foot bridge that leads to the Church. The church is made of solid steel and the walls and ceiling are made of the same stamped tin used inside the bar and the roof is made or copper. The church is a unique place for weddings and a great photo spot. There are no services held in the church and all religions are welcome.

The “Nellie E Saloon” is located 5 miles off the Cienega Springs Rd exit on Hwy-95, approximately 5 miles north of Parker, AZ. Its open only from high noon until sunset, Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend. – Maps & Directions

Quartzsite

Quartzsite was established in 1867 on the sire of Old Fort Tyson. 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10, it has been a rock-hound paradise since the 1960’s. Today well over one million people visit each year, mostly in RV’s during January and February. About 2,000 vendors or rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, etc. form one of the worlds largest flea markets.

The Kofa Mountains are south off US 95. Historic and scenic areas include Crystal Hill, Tyson Tanks, Tyson Wells Museum and the Hi Jolly Monument. South is the Kofa Mountains is Palm Canyon, home of Arizona’s only native palms, reached by a very steep climb. Farther south is Castle Dome Peak at an elevation of 3,793 ft. – Maps & Directions

Parker Dam

Parker Dam is located on the Colorado River, approximately 16 miles north of Parker, Arizona and 155 miles downstream from Hover Dam, in a short section of gorge cut through low-lying hills. It is the deepest dam in the world with a structural height of 320 ft with only about 85 ft visible, and provides water storage and power production. The reservoir formed by the dam, Lake Havasu, stores water for municipal and industrial use by southern California and by the Central Arizona Project. – Maps & Directions

Historic Route 66

Running from Chicago to LA, more than two thousand miles all the way, was the boasting lyrics to the famous song “Get Your Kicks on Route 66”. Kingman is at the heart of the longest stretch of this famed highway still in existence and intact.

The foundation for both the community of Kingman and the “highway” was laid hundreds of years ago.

Native Americans who lived in the surrounding deserts and mountains, originally forged the path that was to become Route 66 as a trade route to the Pacific.

In the mid 1800’s, the path became a trail (under the guidance of a military surveyor) that would eventually carry a nation westward. The “National Old Trail Highway” was the result and with continued improvement, it was renamed “Route 66” in 1926. With the unprecedented prosperity of the postwar years, Route 66 became one long neon avenue from Chicago to LA. Through the years, the highway has had many names; “The Main Street of America”, “The Wire Road”, “The Will Rogers Highway”, and “The Mother Road” to name a few. Songs and television shows immortalized it and Kingman was at the heart of it all. By the 1950’s, with the increase in traffic cane the :National Interstate Highway System”. One of the new interstates was to be I-40, which would parallel Route 66 in many places and cover it in others. So ended a way of life for many of the communities along Route 66.

in 1987, the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona was formed promoting interest in the historic highway, thus increasing tourism along the Arizona portion of the old route in communities such as Williams, Seligman, Hackberry, Valle Vista, Topock, Golden Shores and Oatman.

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Lake Havasu Parks and Recreation

Lake Havasu is all about outdoor recreation. With our amazing weather there really isn’t any month when you can’t enjoy outdoor recreation.

We have fishing, golfing, swimming, water skiing, boating, water sports, sailing, off road exploration, hiking, camping, and much more. See below to learn about Lake Havasu State Parks and other city parks around town.

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Lake Havasu State Park

The scenic shoreline of Lake Havasu State Park is an ideal place to enjoy beautiful beaches, nature trails, boat ramps, and convenient campsites. This spot is truly a watersport haven located near the famous London Bridge of Lake Havasu City. The park offers 3 boat ramps, 47 campsites, a special events area (not available on holiday weekends), picnic area, and beach area. The Mohave Sunset Trail (1.75 miles) winds its way through the lowland desert and along the shoreline. The Arroyo-Camino Interpretive Garden showcases the diverse life that exists within the park and this area of the desert. Birds, lizards, and desert cottontails are common sights.

Trails at Lake Havasu State Park

Mohave Sunset Trail: 1.75 miles long. Rating: easy. This trail winds its way through the lowland desert and along the shoreline. Pedestrian traffic only. No Bicycles. Pets on leashes allowed.

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Arroyo-Camino Interpretive Garden: This interpretive area showcases the diverse life that exists within the park and this area of the desert. Birds, lizard, and desert cottontails are common sights.

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Cattail Cove State Park

The beach, boat ramp, and 61 campsites at Cattail Cove State Park offer a broad spectrum of activities for all to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in swimming, fishing or just lounging and relaxing, Cattail Cove State Park offers you and your family a chance to get away and enjoy tranquility along Lake Havasu. The 2,000-acre park has been operated by the Arizona State Parks Board since 1970.

Lake Havasu was formed when the Colorado River was dammed near Parker. The 45-mile long lake creates a haven for all kinds of water sports. Fish for largemouth and striped bass, channel & flathead catfish, bluegill and crappie. Boat on the blue waters, sail into quiet coves, or water ski or jet ski out on the open lake.

If campgrounds are not your style and you have your own boat, you can motor out to one of the 28 campsites along the water’s edge. You can also rent boats and campsites with trailers at Sandpoint Marina and RV Park, as well as have dinner at Sandpoint’s cafe.

The area surrounding the park is also a rock hound’s paradise. Volcanic rock, geodes, jaspers, obsidian, turquoise and agate can be found outside Lake Havasu City.
Reader’s Choice Award Cattail Cove SP Wins 2011 RVWest’s Reader’s Choice Award!

Cattail Cove SP has won the Bronze Award for Favorite Snowbird RV Park or Campground – Arizona in the 5th Annual Reader’s Choice Awards presented by RVWest magazine. These winners were chosen by the magazine’s readers; thus, they represent RVers’ favorite places, attractions and other RV-related stuff. Congratulations to Cattail Cove!

Trails at Cattail Cove State Park

Whytes Retreat Trail: This is a 1½ mile hiking trail with a difficulty rating of easy. The trail begins at Cattail Cove State Park and follows the shoreline of Lake Havasu, providing an excellent view of the lower portion of the Colorado River, the Whitsett Pumping Station and Parker Dam. The shoreline portion of the trail ends at Whytes Retreat, one of the boat-in campsites provided by the Bureau of Land Management. The McKinney Loop portion of the trail returns to Cattail Cove through low desert hills and a shallow gorge with bluffs on both sides. To reach the trail follow the entrance road to the boat launch ramp where the trail begins on the south side.

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City Parks in Lake Havasu City

avalon park in lake havasuAvalon Park is located at 1294 Avalon Avenue. Nestled in a lovely, quiet area of town, this park has an exciting playground, covered ramadas, approximately 1/5 mile walking path, and a new dog park. Makes a great location for the family to spend time together. – Maps & Directions







yonder park lake havasuYonder Park is located at 3884 Yonder Drive off of Black Hills Drive. You are sure to find something for everyone at Yonder Park with amenities such as a playground, bocce ball, a large picnic Ramada, 1/2 court basketball, horseshoes, and a nature trail. What better than to enjoy a day exploring the great outdoors. This park was funded and built by donations and in-kind services. – Maps & Directions






Jack Hardie Park Lake HavasuJack Hardie Park is located at 2470 Baron Drive. This neighborhood park is quaintly located in a peaceful location and offers six picnic ramadas, barbecues, a playground, horseshoe pits, restrooms, and a grass area. This park is ADA accessible. – Maps & Directions







wheeler-park-lake-havasuWheeler Park is located at 1801 McCulloch Blvd. and hosts many Special Events thorough the year. Celebrations on Memorial Day and Veterans Day to honor our soldiers. The Tree lighting ceremony is also a must see event each Holiday Season. – Maps & Directions







sara park lake havasuSara Park – Special Activities and Recreation Area (SARA) Park is a county leased recreation area that is truly a sports lovers paradise. SARA Park is a regional park located at 7260 S. SARA Park Way, 5 miles south of town. This 1,100 acre park offers a variety of recreational opportunities including softball and baseball fields, a raceway, hiking trails, a BMX track, an area to fly model airplanes, and a shooting range. This park is a great place for exercising or just enjoying the day!

The SARA Park dog Park is a local hot spot for the pooches. This 2-acre dog park features a fenced area both for small dogs and big dogs. With it’s grass area, two walking paths (one approximately 1/10 mile and the other approximately 1/5 mile), and 10 covered benches, this park is a bonding spot for both humans and man’s best friend.

In-Line Hockey is back in Lake Havasu City and it could not be in a better location than SARA Park. Hockey is fast paced, great exercise and lots of fun for the whole family to watch and play. Lake Havasu Hockey League offers Youth (4 yrs. -16 yrs.) and Adult (17 yrs. and up) hockey teams. We can teach you how to skate, stick handle, and the skills of hockey. The season runs from October to May and we offer in-house teams as well as travel teams. If you are interested in this exciting sport please call 727-PUCK. – Maps & Directions


lake havasuRotary Park is located at 1400 S. Smoketree. This 40 acre beach/park is centrally located and easily accessible from SR 95. This local hot spot is located on the shores of Lake Havasu. It offers picnic facilities, barbecues, three playgrounds (one for persons w/special needs), six beach volleyball courts, 2 park host locations, ball fields, bocce ball courts, buoyed swim area, restrooms, a walking path, and open space areas.

This park is a beautiful location for events and other social gatherings. Located within the park is a radio controlled RC track and a skate park for a fun-filled day of play. Whether relaxing on the beach or enjoying the vast amenities, this park is sure to please the crowd! – Maps & Directions



the channel lake havasuLondon Bridge Beach is located at 1340 McCulloch Blvd. and just over the London Bridge. This park runs along the Bridgewater Channel, with 12 ramadas, 2 playgrounds, a sand volleyball court and basketball court. Bring the dog to the Lions Dog Park and enjoy the scenery. The Coach-Net Community Stage is available for rentals. With this park the possibilities are endless. – Maps & Directions




site 6 launch rampsSite Six is located at 591 Beachcomber Blvd., and provides boaters with the only “free” public launch ramp in Lake Havasu City. This is an excellent fishing spot with a handicapped accessible fishing pier, fish cleaning station, and small beach area. Whether you plan to spend the day boating or fishing, this is the spot to be! There is no overnight parking or camping allowed. – Maps & Directions





island ball fields havasuIsland Ball Fields is located at 1150 McCulloch Blvd. This park offers youth and adults a football/soccer field and softball field. Bring bikes or shoes and take off for a trek along the Island Walkway. Please no dogs on sport fields and no golfing. – Maps & Directions







dick samp memorial park lake havasuDick Samp Memorial is located at 1628 Avalon Avenue. Let the kids run wild at the two little league ball fields and a playground that are ready for play. A snack bar will also be available. Additional amenities that will be added at a later date and will include a dog park, more playgrounds, and ramadas. – Maps & Directions






realtor park lake havasuRealtor Park is located at 3143 Newport Drive. This park is a 3-acre neighborhood park is ready for play with picnic ramadas, a playground, bocce ball restroom facilities, horseshoe courts, and short trail system. Plan a picnic and enjoy the lush scenery! – Maps & Directions






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Lake Havasu Fishing and Water Sports

lake havasu cityParker Dam created a water wonderland in an area where large natural bodies of water do not exist. The International Jet sport Boat Association Work Finals are held here, earning Lake Havasu the nickname – “Personal Watercraft Capital of the World”. Over 400 miles of shoreline provide beautiful pristine beaches, swimming areas, campgrounds and fishing spots.

Any type of water recreation can be found here including aqua cycles, bumper boats, jet skis, ski boats, pontoons, fishing boats, houseboats, sail boats, kayaks, canoes, para-sailing, and of course, all kinds of speedboats. If you don’t have your own equipment, these can all be rented from local area businesses. – Click Here for Information of Watercraft Rentals in Lake Havasu

desert storm lake havasuMost of the watercraft you will see around the lake are personal powerboats, from small boats to the awesome and powerful speedboats. Tour boats are also a big draw on Lake Havasu, The Dixie Belle is a Mississippi type paddle wheel boat that gives narrated tours. The Kon Tiki offers lake excursions to popular Copper Canyon. This narrated one hour cruise heads south across Lake Havasu and down the Colorado River. The cruise features stops at beautiful Copper Canyon and viewing locations along the way to see the historical lighthouses that line the banks of Lake Havasu. Blue Water Jet Boat Tours have tours of Topock Gorge and gambling trips to Laughlin. Water is what Lake Havasu is all about!

Lake Havasu is also home to some of the biggest and baddest boat regattas anywhere. From the manufacture regattas to Desert Storm that is put on every year.


Along the 450 miles of shoreline at Lake Havasu, you will find sandy beaches, perfect weather and campsites. Lake Havasu in the desert Lake Havasu boating southwest is a great place for water sports and camping. Summer temp are regularly in the 100’s and during late February and early March you can expect daytime highs in the low 80’s and nighttime lows in the 40’s. The area averages about 4 inches of rain a year and the months of March and April tend to be very dry.

The sunsets are breathtaking and the sunrises spectacular. The clear night skies are perfect for stargazing with little interference from city lights.

fishing in lake havasuFishing in Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu boasts the best year-round fresh water fishing in Arizona and California. You can find bass, crappies, bluegills, carp and catfish in the many coves and inlets of the deep water. There are fishing access areas all over, like Take-Off-Point, Mesquite Cove, Havasu Springs and Site Six just to name a few.

The Lake Havasu Fish Hatchery and The Havasu Fisheries Project are very important for future generations of fisherman. They are instrumental in bringing back several species of fish that disappeared with the construction of the Parker Dam. Seven isolated coves have been set aside to raise the populations of bonytail chub and razorback suckers. After they reach twelve inches in length they are released into the lake.

There are many fishing competitions here in Lake Havasu with more and more every year. – Click Here for the Latest Lake Havasu Fishing Report


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