Louise Speaks; After two days at Cattail Cove State Park, is was up Hwy 95 just 20 miles to Lake Havasu State Park. This is a smaller park with less shade trees but it does have a beautiful sandy beach and even a pet beach. The campsites are huge and far apart unlike some other parks. The grounds are very clean with colored rock around each campsite. The bathrooms and showers are older than most parks but I think they are going to be remodeled soon. This is also close to where a new state park is being built. The new park will have more campsites and will have cabins for those that don’t have an RV but want to camp on the river. It says the new park will be open this spring, but only the ground seems to be cleared off with no building in site. Not sure that a spring opening is possible…but if it’s opened this year we will come back and camp to complete our mission of camping and visiting all state parks in Arizona.
Lake Havasu State Park with it’s scenic shoreline is an ideal place to enjoy beautiful beaches, nature trails, boat ramps, and convenient campsites. This spot is truly a watersport haven and is located near the famous London Bridge of Lake Havasu City. (see separate post for London Bridge). The park offers three boat ramps, 47 campsites, a special events area not available on holiday weekends, a picnic area, and a sandy beach area. The Mohave Sunset Trail which is only 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. So as you can see there is lots to do here. This campground is right in town so almost walking distance to restaurants and local bars. The London Bridge attractions offers ferry rides across the river to the California side to the nearby casino. Here you can also rent pontoon boats, jet skis, and motor boats to do your own site seeing along the river. You can also take a boat cruise to Topoc Arizona and Laughlin Nevada. The lake actually covers the shore lines of three states, Arizona, Nevada and California.
I would rate Lake Havasu State Park a B. It is a great campground with large sites…perfect for large group gatherings. But with no or little shade it just makes it too hot. Now we are here in February and the temperatures are in the high 70s which is perfect, but come summer when it’s over 100 degrees, having no shade would be brutal.