Cattail Cove State Park RV & Campground Guide


Nestled into the rugged landscape of Western Arizona near the California border, Cattail Cove State Park is a relaxing oasis. Here, you can wake up to views of mountain peaks and end the day with a spectacular sunset over Lake Havasu. The lake, which is 45 miles long, is the star of the show at Cattail Cove; these refreshing waters offer year-round opportunities for boating, fishing, and swimming. Within the park, you can launch your own craft from the boat launch or rent paddleboards and kayaks for a relaxed day of paddling in the lake’s quiet coves. Bring plenty of sunscreen: summer days regularly reach higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit while winter days usually sit at a pleasant 60-70 degrees. Cattail Cove State Park sits about three hours from both Las Vegas and Phoenix, making it a convenient destination for a weekend escape or a longer RV vacation.

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Spring 54-95 F
Summer 78-107 F
Fall 76-102 F
Winter 44-72 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cattail Cove State Park

Whether you’re visiting Cattail Cove State Park in the heat of summer or the warm winters, an RV is a great way to create a comfortable home base — it’s a wonderful retreat after a day on the water. If you don’t have an RV, an RV rental from RVshare is a fun way to bring a bit of luxury to your Arizona camping trip.

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What to Do at
Cattail Cove State Park

Inside Cattail Cove State Park

Inside Cattail Cove State Park, Lake Havasu is the main attraction. If you’re towing a boat, you can use the boat ramp; it accepts both motorized and non-motorized craft. You can also book one of the sit-on-top kayaks or paddleboards that are available from the ranger station. If you’re visiting over a holiday weekend, it’s a good idea to reserve your rental in advance. Campers can also enjoy swimming or fishing from the shore as bass, catfish, and bluegill are plentiful.

Outside Cattail Cove State Park

Looking to chow down after a full day on the lake? You'll find plenty of restaurants just outside Cattail Cove State Park. There are also some other recreation areas in the region if you'd like to extend the trip.


The Springs Resort Restaurant

The closest restaurant to Cattail Cove State Park, this relaxed spot located inside Havasu Springs Resort serves comfort food in a low-key setting.

Type: American, comfort food

Location: 2581 AZ-95, Parker, AZ 85344

Tavern 95

Sip a craft beer on the outdoor patio or watch the big game on the indoor TVs at this informal restaurant, which offers classic American pub fare.

Type: Bar and grill

Location: 3453 Maricopa Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

Montana Steak House

Fill up after a day of boating at this comfortable chophouse, which is known for its hearty servings and excellent seafood selection.

Type: Steak, seafood

Location: 3301 Maricopa Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

La Vita Dolce Italian Bistro and Lounge

With its filling pizzas and pasta dishes, this Italian restaurant is popular with families. After dark, the excellent wine selection and intimate atmosphere are ideal for a date night.

Type: Italian

Location: 231 Swanson Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Chico's Tacos

Fill up on affordable tacos and burritos at this Lake Havasu City hot spot, which offers counter service and outdoor seating.

Type: Mexican

Location: 1641 McCulloch Blvd N # 21, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


Desert Rose Gifts & Interiors

At this shop, you can pick up an Arizona souvenir or a work of art for your home.

Location: 1635 Mesquite Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Beachcombers Inc.

You'll find everything from sunscreen to sporting goods at this friendly store.

Location: 181 Swanson Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Golf Pro Shop

Planning to hit the links near Lake Havasu? Grab anything you forgot at this golf store.

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Stella's Antique Mall & Collectables

Plan to spend an hour at this fascinating store, which is packed with one-of-a-kind antiques.

Location: 2022 McCulloch Blvd N, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

Rent a kayak and explore the calm waters at this refuge, which is located just 8 miles from Cattail Cove. Keep an eye out for the occasional educational program at the visitor center. This center also offers fascinating displays about the history and wildlife in the region.

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Situated about 14 miles south of Cattail Cove, this park offers swimming, boating, and hiking opportunities. It's especially good for hiking, with trails that wind deep into the rugged wilderness.

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

Drive 45 miles north to this scenic spot for bird-watching and spectacular views. In hunting season, the refuge opens to hunters in search of waterfowl, rabbits, feral hogs, and big game, including bighorn sheep.

London Bridge

Walk over this historic bridge in Lake Havasu City; it once ran across the River Thames in London in the 1800s.

Lake Havasu Museum of History

Learn how Lake Havasu and the Colorado River have impacted the history of Arizona and the United States at this small family-friendly museum.

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How to Get to
Cattail Cove State Park

The easiest way to access Cattail Cove State Park is on Highway 95. It runs past the eastern edge of the park. If you’re coming from the north, take Interstate 40 to Highway 95. From the south, you can access the highway from Interstate 10.

Entering Cattail Cove State Park

Limited campgrounds and RV sites

Cattail Cove State Park Monday-Thursday : $10.0

Per vehicle

Cattail Cove State Park Friday-Sunday : $15.0

Per vehicle

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cattail Cove State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Cattail Cove State Park?

The campground at Cattail Cove State Park has 61 available RV campsites. The RV sites feature water and electrical hookups, and they can accommodate RVs up to 60 feet long.

What is the climate of Cattail Cove State Park?

Cattail Cove State Park has a very hot and dry climate. During summer, the park can regularly exceed 105 degrees. During the winter months, it typically hovers between 44 and 72 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Cattail Cove State Park?

Unless you like intense heat, you'd be wise to visit Cattail Cove State Park between March and May or between October and November. It will still be plenty warm, but it should at least be below 100 degrees.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Cattail Cove State Park?

Because of its unique climate, Cattail Cove State Park is inhabited by many amazing lizards and toads. The park is also home to several bird species, and there's a band of bighorn sheep that is occasionally spotted.

Are pets allowed at Cattail Cove State Park?

Pets are allowed at the park, but they are not permitted on developed beaches. Additionally, all pets must stay on leashes of no more than six feet and be cleaned up after at all times.