Lake Havasu State Park RV & Campground Guide

Arizona

Lake Havasu State Park

, along the shores of Lake Havasu, is the launching point for lots of activities both on-and off-shore. You can go boating, swimming, hiking, birding, and much more in the park. 

If you’re interested in hiking and out-of-water activities, fall, winter, and spring are great times to explore the park. Spend warm days exploring the park and warm up with a campfire at night. Summers are hot, and are the time to be in the water all day.

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Weather
Spring 76 F - 93 F
Summer 103 F - 106 F
Fall 74 F - 100 F
Winter 65 F - 71 F
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Nearby Cities
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Desert Hills, AZ
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Havasu State Park

There is RV camping available at the park, with modern restrooms with flush toilets and showers, and dump stations available. The campground has electric and water hookups and a picnic table and fire ring at each site. If you decide to RV camp, you can rent one from RVshare.com, where you’ll find a variety of options - one is sure to be perfect for you and your family. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you with your RV trip. You can rent an RV near your home and head to the park on a road trip, or if you’d prefer, you can fly nearer to your destination and rent an RV there. Along with camping right inside the park, you can try one of these nearby campgrounds.

Crazy Horse RV Campgrounds

This RV park is right on the lake in Lake Havasu City, with access to a beach, boat launch, and lagoon.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes, or dump station/pump out
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: n/a
  • Other amenities: boat launch, beach access

Cattail Cove State Park

Also located along the lake, Cattail Cove has a boat launch and beach access. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: n/a
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: boat launch, beach access

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What to Do at
Lake Havasu State Park

Inside Lake Havasu State Park

There is plenty to do in and around the park! Kids can get a Boating Safety Coloring Book, and earn a Junior Ranger Badge for completing certain activities. 

There is also plenty for adults to do, including:

Hiking: Trails run all around the lake, and you can take the Mohave Sunset Trail, which is 1.75 miles of lowland desert along the shoreline. You can also wander through the Arroyo-Camino Interpretive Garden and learn about the diverse life within the park and this area of the desert. 

Boating: There are launches for motorized boats, and you can kayak, paddleboard, or use any number of watercraft to enjoy a day on the lake. 

Outside Lake Havasu State Park

While the park is along Lake Havasu, there are plenty of other things to do in the area that are outside the park’s boundaries. Do some sightseeing, shop for souvenirs, and grab a delicious bite to eat!

Restaurants

There are plenty of places to eat around Lake Havasu City. If you get tired of grilling your own food by your RV, head to one of these places instead!

Mario’s Italian Restaurant

Authentic Italian dining in Lake Havasu, Mario’s offers Spaghetti Bolognese to Veal Parmesan. They also have unlimited salad and breadsticks.

Type: Italian

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Peggy’s Sunrise Cafe

Grab breakfast or lunch at the cafe that has been part of Lake Havasu City for more than 18 years. Join other vacationers and locals for a cup of coffee near the lake!

Type: Cafe

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Juicy’s

Grab breakfast, a burger, or dinner at this restaurant that boasts they make everything from scratch. Try one of their signature cocktails to unwind after a day in the sun.

Type: American

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Shopping

Desert Rose Gifts & Interiors

From trendy open-shoulder dresses and tunic sweaters to jewelry to pottery and kitchen items, you’re sure to find something you love here...and probably something to take home as a souvenir or buy for a friend.

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Sightseeing

London Bridge

In the early 1960s, officials in England discovered that London Bridge was, in fact, falling down. It was sinking into the Thames. At first, they planned to just tear it down, but one enterprising official decided to try and sell it to the U.S. He found a buyer in the man who founded Lake Havasu City, and thus, the London Bridge spans part of Lake Havasu in Arizona. Prices: free to visit

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

In central-western Arizona along the Colorado river runs the Bill Williams River. The river runs 40 miles, then empties into the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. Wander through the wildlife refuge and look for the wildlife and birds that call the area home. Prices: it’s free to enter the refuge.

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

Mohave Wash Trailhead

A popular area for off-roading of all kinds! The Mojave Wash is fun to visit in the cooler months. Other off-roaders advise bringing a GPS, and be aware cell service is sketchy at best. The area is considered an easy off-road drive for vehicles. Prices: free

Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ

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How to Get to
Lake Havasu State Park

From Los Angeles, take the 10 freeway east to the 15 freeway north toward Barstow/Las Vegas. Continue on to I-40 E and follow signs for Needles. Take exit 9 for AZ-95 S toward Lake Havasu City/Parker. Follow AZ-95 S to Industrial Blvd in Lake Havasu City. The entrance will be on the right.

Entering Lake Havasu State Park

There is an entrance fee of $15 per vehicle on Monday-Thursday, and $20 on Friday-Sunday and holidays to enter the park. 

Entrance Fee : $15

Monday - Thursday

Entrance Fee : $20

Friday - Sunday and Holidays

Visiting Lake Havasu State Park is a wonderful way to make memories with friends and loved ones. Whether spending the day on the water boating and swimming, or on land hiking or shopping, you’re sure to have a great time! While you’re on your trip, don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or send us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!