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.
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.
– Download map of Mohave Sunset Trail (PDF 980 KB PDF)
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.
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.
City Parks in Lake Havasu City
Avalon 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 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 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 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 – 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
Rotary 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
London 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 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 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 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 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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