Lake Havasu Tourist Guide

Lake Havasu. Arizona's Water Oasis.

Self proclaimed Watercraft Capital of the World. Almost 3 million water recreations lovers converge on Lake Havasu City every year. Its main attraction is the lake itself with its crystal clear waters beckoning boaters, watercraft enthusiasts, fishermen, and the spring break college crowd from all over Arizona, California and the Southwest.

A lake for all ages and interests. Fire-up the fancy speed boat and glide the surface at blurring speed. Test your jet ski skills. Water ski on the still waters. Relax and enjoy the scenery from a house boat. Sail with the wind. A leisurely paddle boat under the London Bridge around the island. Anchor and take a swim. Run the bass boat to where the fish hang-out. Take a boat excursion up the Colorado River about 6o miles to Laughlin Nevada. Or congregate with the spring break crowd at Copper Canyon. Expect to enjoy one of the finest lakes in America, Lake Havasu.

Picture of Speed Boat On Lake Havasu
© Lake Havasu Visitor's Bureau

About The Lake.

Over 45 miles long with 400 miles of shoreline. Its deepest point is about 985 feet. Havasu Lake was formed with the building of Parker Dam on the Colorado River completed in 1938. The popularity of the lake gave rise to Lake Havasu City, Arizona that was established in 1964 by Robert McCulloch of McCulloch Chain Saw fame.

The city's most famous landmark is the historic London Bridge that once crossed the Thames River in London. Because the bridge was sinking, a new one was built and the old one was placed in auction which was purchased by McCulloch for $2.5 Million. Disassembled, transported and reinstalled piece by piece, the bridge connects the City of Lake Havasu with Lake Havasu Island. The London Bridge is the landmark icon of Lake Havasu City.

Along the shores. Located with the Lake Havasu State Park, there are numerous sandy beaches and picnic spots along the edges of the lake. The park has 47 campsites that in combination feature RV parking and tent camping.. There are 3 marinas with boat ramps with some amenities. If you enjoy casino gambling, Havasu Landing Resort is located on the west (California) shore with lake access.

This page was last modified on 15 March 2012 at 09:54
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