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Boating On Lake Havasu In Arizona

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Lake Havasu, Arizona

Free Public Boating & Water Sport Activities

Lake Havasu is a renowned reservoir located on the Colorado River in western Arizona. Its most famous feature is the London Bridge, which was purchased and transported from England to Arizona in the 1960s, becoming an iconic landmark that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Boating is the heart and soul of Lake Havasu, making it a mecca for boating enthusiasts. With its vast surface area and crystal-clear waters, the lake offers ample opportunities for all types of boating, from speedboats and pontoons to jet skis and sailboats. Boaters can cruise along the picturesque shoreline, explore hidden coves, and enjoy the year-round warm climate. Popular water sports thrive on Lake Havasu, drawing thrill-seekers and water enthusiasts alike. Water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing are popular activities that add excitement and adrenaline to the lake's serene setting. The expansive waters and numerous inlets make Lake Havasu a perfect playground for water sports enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Lake Havasu enjoys a warm climate year-round, with summer being the peak season for water activities and water sports. However, due to its temperate weather, visitors can enjoy boating and water sports even during the winter months, making it an appealing destination throughout the year.

Several well-maintained boat launch ramps are scattered around the lake, ensuring easy access for boaters to launch their vessels. These launch ramps are strategically located, making it convenient for visitors to explore the lake and all its attractions.

Marinas dot the shoreline of Lake Havasu, providing essential services and amenities to boaters and watercraft owners. These marinas offer boat rentals, fueling stations, and repair services, catering to the needs of both locals and tourists alike.

For those looking to extend their stay, Lake Havasu offers numerous campgrounds and RV parks situated near the water's edge. Camping enthusiasts can enjoy the tranquil beauty of the lake while still being close to modern conveniences and facilities.

Near Lake Havasu visitors can explore Lake Havasu City, which lies on the eastern shore of the lake. Known for its iconic London Bridge, the city offers a unique blend of desert beauty and waterfront attractions. Visitors can stroll along the English Village, a shopping area near the bridge, or take a boat tour to explore the scenic shoreline. The city is a popular destination for water sports, such as boating, jet skiing, and paddleboarding on Lake Havasu. Outdoor enthusiasts can also hike in the nearby Lake Havasu State Park, which offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Fishing is also avery popular activity at Lake Havasu, with anglers seeking to catch various fish species, including bass, catfish, sunfish, and more. The lake's abundant fish population and diverse aquatic life make it a desirable spot for fishing throughout the year.

Lake Havasu in Arizona is a recreational paradise that offers boating, water sports, camping, and fishing in a stunning natural setting. With its warm climate, clear waters, and abundant recreational opportunities, the lake attracts visitors seeking outdoor adventures and unforgettable experiences. Whether it's exploring the lake's many inlets by boat, enjoying water sports with family and friends, or casting a line for a prized catch, Lake Havasu promises a memorable and enjoyable escape for all who visit.

Boating, camping and fishing.

Located on the Colorado River along the Arizona-California border, Lake Havasu is a 20,000-acre impoundment - a vacation paradise for water sport enthusiasts. Lake Havasu City is home to the world-famous London Bridge which attracts vacationers and tourists from all over the world. Resorts, restaurants and night spots line the streets near the lake. Jet ski, houseboat and pleasure boat rentals are available throughout the area. Arizona travelers access Lake Havasu off State Highway 95 at Parker, Cattail Cove State Park and Lake Havasu City. Smallmouth bass were introduced into Lake Havasu and they are flourishing. Largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, redear sunfish and striped bass also reside in this reservoir.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Lake Havasu State Park Campground - 928 855-2784

Crazy Horse Campground - 928 855-4033

Sam's Beachcomber RV Resort - 928 453-1550

Campbell Cove RV Resort - 928 854-7200

D-J's RV Park - 928 764-3964

Havasu Falls RV Resort - 877 843-3255

Havasu RV Resort - 928 764-2066

Prospectors RV Resort & Spa - 928 764-2000

Lake Havasu Map


Fish species found in Lake Havasu include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, redear sunfish and striped bass.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish Striped bass

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Local Contact Information

Lake Havasu State Park
699 London Bridge Rd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
928 855-2784

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