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Relax at Beautiful Lake Havasu State Park

Beautiful, peaceful Lake Havasu State Park


Photo by A. Podvalney

Paradise awaits just an hour and a half north of Quartzsite!

Lake Havasu State Park sits right on the eastern bank of Lake Havasu, which was formed when Parker Dam was built on the Colorado River.  Lake Havasu State Park is just north of the London Bridge and the main part of Lake Havasu City.

From the park, you can see California across the lake.  At night, you could see the twinkling lights across the water.

Lake Havasu State Park has really nice walking trails through clusters of trees.  The staff is friendly and helpful.  The RV park is nicely landscaped, with clean restrooms and showers.  Their bathhouse also had an outside utility sink.

We had a spacious RV site with a lovely shade tree–something we always look for in sunny Arizona!  Our site was literally right on the lake, next to a small park.  We only had to take a few steps out of our RV to have the clean lake water lapping at our toes.

The beach has nice running trails, right along the water.  When we were there, there was a local high school cross country meet on the beach trail.  We got to cheer them along as they ran right by our RV!

The lake’s edge can be rocky, so have some good wading shoes if you want to stroll right up to the water.  Once you get a few yards away from the lake, it’s mostly sand.

The sunsets are beautiful!  I snapped this one, below, right from our RV site.  California is across the lake.


Fishing, boating, and paddling –


Stand-up paddle boarding photo by Laura Stanley

Lake Havasu State Park is really popular with boaters of all kinds–from pontoons, to fishing boats, to leisurely paddlers.  Speed boats and water skiing are allowed outside of no-wake zones.  The lake has marinas and lots of boat launches.

Arrive early, because a lot of day visitors bring their boats!  We were amazed at how many different kinds of watercraft we saw.

We saw a lot of stand-up paddle boarders entering the lake, from the little park right near our RV site.  The water was smooth and calm, for an easy launch for beginners.

Want to sit while you peacefully float?  There are plenty of kayakers, canoes and row boats gliding along.

Fishing Galore!


Photo by Cottonbro

On March 3, 2021 Game & Fish Magazine named Lake Havasu as being one of the top 100 places to fish in the whole country!

Bassmaster Magazine named it one of the “100 Best Bass Lakes.”

Lake Havasu City’s certified fishing guides will take you to the top spots for bass, panfish and catfish.

The fishing guides also provide anglers with expert advice about tackle, lake and weather conditions, fish species, preferred bait and fishing techniques.

Free fishing docks are plentiful all around Lake Havasu, and all are open 24 hours a day.

Lake Havasu fishing is great for beginning anglers and experts of all ages.  Get your frying pan ready!

Gangsta Ducks of Havasu!


Photo by Melissa Genson

Our favorite part of our stay in the Lake Havasu RV Park were those ducks!

They were a beautiful assortment of colors, and they sure weren’t shy about stopping by to visit us.

They strolled through our campsite after checking out the little park next to us.  Naturally, they hoped for a bit of a snack.

Our little dog Oliver was terrified of them, but he’s afraid of most things.

When we finished exchanging pleasantries with our feathered guests (and ran out of scraps) their merry band waddled on along.

Campground Tip – Make your reservations EARLY!  Be flexible!  Especially for waterfront sites.


With all it has to offer, Lake Havasu State Park is a very popular campground.  Plan way ahead and make your reservations early.  Their waterfront sites fill up first!  The campsites are nicely spaced, so you’re not sitting on top of each other.

The flip side of that is that there are usually more campers looking for sites, than sites available.  Be patient and keep checking their online reservation site, especially if you want a waterfront site.

Lake Havasu State Park offers sites for RVs and tents, as well as cabin rentals.   Click here for their reservation system.  Have a great time!

Feature photo of Lake Havasu State Park campground by Melissa Genson


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