Lake Havasu State Park
Lake Havasu from Parker Dam
Located along the eastern shores of lower Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu State Park tends to be full on most summer weekends, and closes the gates when capacity is exceeded on holiday weekends. Lake Havasu State Park is open 365 days a year.
This is primarily a water sports park but the State Park also offers 42 campsites (none with power or water). There are 2 boat ramps for normal boats and 1 ramp specifically for jet skis (right next to the rental concessionaire's office). The park also offers some beautiful beaches and a couple good hiking trails. In the water, the fisherfolk in your group will find carp, sunfish, largemouth bass, small mouth bass, striped bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish and crappie.
All the usual rules apply, except add:
- Registered campers only, in designated campsites
- Keep your pets on a leash but make sure they have water and good shade.
- Stay with your fire and don't burn in high wind.
- No glass containers on the beaches or in day use areas.
- No wheeled vehicles allowed on hiking trails.
- Strict enforcement of state liquor laws. Keep your designated driver sober...
An aerial view of Lake Havasu, from the south
Arizona State Parks: Lake Havasu State Park
Upper photo of Lake Havasu courtesy of Wikipedia userid Kjkolb, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License
Aerial photo of Lake Havasu courtesy of Wikipedia userid Tillman, CCA-by-SA 3.0 license
Photo of London Bridge courtesy of Jon Sullivan
Map courtesy of National Geographic Topo!