Don’t let the news about soaring temperatures deter you. If you’re looking for a place to set up camp for a weekend or a week, and enjoy the great outdoors, adventure, and history, look no further than Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Havasu, a reservoir on the Colorado River that spans the border between Arizona and California. Lake Havasu City is a dynamic city with vibrant night life.
Lake Havasu City is known as the home of the famous London Bridge that was relocated from England. But there’s more to Lake Havasu City than just the bridge. Here are a few reasons why Lake Havasu City is also a destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
The lake itself is a major attraction for water lovers. You can enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, paddle boarding, and swimming on the lake’s miles of navigable waterways and nearly 400 miles of river coastline . And that is just one reason that Crazy Horse Campground with lake access, beach front sites, boat and jet ski rentals and so much more is the perfect home away from home in Lake Havasu City.
Hiking, Biking and More
Lake Havasu City is the hub for hundreds of miles of off-road trails for hiking, biking, and exploring. The lake is surrounded by scenic desert landscapes and deep colorful canyons where wildlife such as bighorn sheep, coyotes, and bald eagles are a common sight.
The London Bridge is not only a historic landmark but also a hub for the city’s entertainment and recreation. You can walk across the bridge and enjoy wonderful views of the lake. You can also visit the English Village, a shopping and dining area that recreates the atmosphere of London with an Arizona twist. The bridge also has a park with picnic areas, playgrounds, and a beach. The bridge is illuminated at night, perect for a romantic stroll after enjoying a bit of fine dining at a lake side restaurant.
Lake Havasu City also hosts many events throughout the year, such as boat races, fishing tournaments, fireworks shows, and music festivals.
Lake Havasu City has many other attractions to offer besides the lake and the bridge. The Lake Havasu Museum of History showcases the fascinating history and culture of the region. A few miles to the north along historic Route 66 you can explore the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge.
And then there are the day trips. Parker Dam, the old mining town of Oatman in the Black Mountains, pine forest Hualapai Mountain Park, and the world’s first electric vehicle museum are found with a drive of less than one hundred miles.
Whether you’re looking for water sports, hiking trails, historic landmarks, or cultural events, a weekend gataway or a vacation, you’ll find something to suit your interests in Lake Havasu City. So pack your bags, hitch up your trailer, set your sights on Crazy Horse Campground, and get ready for an unforgettable vacation in Lake Havasu City Arizona!
Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America