National Parks / Natural World
Lake Havasu State Park Lake Havasu
Where is it at?
Lake Havasu State Park
699 London Bridge Road
Tel: 928 855-2784
Where are we going today?
Hello? Who's that? Oh...hi nature, thanks for calling. We would LOVE to visit Lake Havasu State Park and enjoy the activities that the whole family will love!
Feeling active? Then let's get hiking on the amazing hiking trail which winds its way along the shoreline and through the lowland desert. There is also a fascinating interpretive area - the Arroyo-Camino Interpretive Garden - which is a great way for kids to really learn about all the diverse life within the park. From birds, cottontails, and lizards...all common sights in the area - how many will you see!
Feeling a bit...fishy? Then get those rods out, get settled in and get that family out to some beautiful fishing spots in Lake Havasu State Park. Fish most commonly caught are great species like striped bass, catfish, sunfish and various species of bass. You do need a valid licence for those over 10 years of age.
That hot Arizona sun getting a bit too much? Then let's cool down! This state park has a large swimming area at their day-use beach. Keep in mind there isn't a lifeguard on duty so make sure it really is a family affair if you head down there.
Boating more your thing? Head on over to the two boat ramps - it's an amazing place to get out and enjoy the water!
And of course - wildlife! It's a state park, so of course there are some amazing species that you might encounter! From bobcats, kangaroo rats, turkey vultures, hummingbirds....amazing species!
If you do find there is too much to do on one family day out, stay overnight and enjoy another one! Lake Havasu State Park has a campground with camp sites and RV sites - make it an experience!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$15 per vehicle weekends and holidays. $10 other days.
When can we go?
Visitor Center open 8am - 4pm October to March / Rest of the year 7am - 4pm weekdays and to 6pm week
All year round.
Any Top Tips?
Check out the Junior Ranger programs for kids! It's a great activity book where kids can earn their ranger badge - sir yes sir! .
Doing our bit
The state park really look after their wildlife and nature, so help them out by picking up after yourself, and not leaving trash in the park. .
Need a little extra help?
There are handicap restrooms available within the park. .
The campgrounds start at $30 per night - great bargain for your family camping experience! .
What people are saying?
by Edward Hower
Nice Lake! Nice view! We were about 200 ft away from the water. I only give 5 out of 10 rating due to the fact its just a place to park and get electric/water. That is actually pretty good for a state park, but higher ratings are for reserved for parks that offer more at comparable prices. If the park only charged $20, I'd say that would be a more fair price for what it offers. Again, nothing wrong with the park itself..clean bathrooms and showers. If you don't tow a vehicle, be sure to have bikes as there isn't any close places to go eat. You can...Read More
by Robbie K
We stayed here in our pop-up camper in April '14 and absolutely loved it! Our Boys (3 and 1.5) had the best time playing in the lake and enjoying the warm weather. Our campsite (40) was huge, flat, had relatively good privacy, and backed right up on to the water. What an excellent place to spend a long weekend.
by CHAUSTER BUFFET
BE CAREFUL, THE LAUNCH AREAS FOR JET SKI TO DOCK THEM IS FILLED WITH WEED. WE SAW SEVERAL JETSKI AND 2 BOAT GOT STRANDED DUE TO WEED AT THE DOCK
by lori detinne
by Angela Bowyer
I love the Havasu Lake So looking forward to doing some camping and BBQs here. And go water skiing river rafting. Etc
by Edward Hower
Nice Lake! Nice view! We were about 200 ft away from the water. I only give 5 out of 10 rating due to the fact its just a place to park and get electric/water. That is actually pretty good for a state park, but higher ratings are for reserved for parks that offer more at comparable prices. If the park only charged $20, I'd say that would be a more fair price for what it offers. Again, nothing wrong with the park itself..clean bathrooms and showers. If you don't tow a vehicle, be sure to have bikes as there isn't any close places to go eat. You can walk, but if you go out for dinner, you may not want to walk all the way back...especially in the dark. There is a cut through that is a small bike path to help you out. There is also a boat ramp if you have a boat, right at the sites. Which also means it is loud during the day with boats go by...very loud at times. But again, all depends what you're there for. For us, it served it's purpose. Personally, I think they are a bit pricey for what they offer...comparable to other places we've been.