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If you are currently staring out the window and dreading the thought of shoveling snow to get the car of the garage, perhaps it is time to begin making plans. Once you get the car or truck out of the garage, just keep going. Head south until you find sunny days, a desert oasis on picturesque Lake Havasu, and a very special home away from home for the winter refugee – Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

We are Lake Havasu’s oldest RV Park and campground. We offer lake access, beach front sites, boat and jet ski rentals, tent camper and RVer amenities, and even park models that include a microwave and refrigerator. As a bonus, in January the average temperature is 66 degrees.

As might be expected, event organizers capitalize on this delightful winter weather. And that means there are a diverse array of activities to ensure a fun filled, memory making winter holiday in Lake Havasu City. This is only a partial list of events scheduled for January!

27th Annual Festival of Lights

Southwest Kayaks Fishing Open
07:00 AM-03:00 PM

Polar Bear Day
12:00 PM-02:00 PM

Ice Skating at the London Bridge
04:00 PM-11:00 PM

Back on their BS Comedy Tour
06:30 PM-08:00 PM

26th Annual Buses by the Bridge
10:00 AM-10:00 PM

American Bass Association Tournament
06:00 AM-03:00 PM

6th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival Golf Tournament
07:00 AM-02:00 PM

Lake Havasu Farmers Market
08:00 AM-12:00 PM

Havasu 95 Speedway Race
02:00 PM-06:00 PM

12th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair
12:00 PM-10:30 PM

London Bridge Model Boat Club 20th Annual RC Boat Race
08:00 AM-05:00 PM

Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo Association & Little Delbert Days
10:00 AM-04:00 PM

With Lake Havasu City as your base camp, the day trip opportunities are only limited by the imagination. Nearly 160 miles of picturesque Route 66 is a portal to an array of attractions including a former mining boom town where the romanticism of the Wild West is kept alive, the world’s only electric vehicle museum, an award winning distillery that specializes in agave rum, the natural wonders at Grand Canyon Caverns, and with a short detour, the awe inspiring beauty of the skywalk at Grand Canyon West.

The Coloraod River Valley is full of diverse attractions. The resort at Tock is a perfect lunch stop, especially for people planning to explore Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, the last major riparian are on the river.

On the west side of the river is the old railroad town of Needles. The historic El Garces, a Harvey House and depot on Route 66 is open for tours, and the city’s fascinating museum is just across the plaza. On Saturday, February 11, the El Garces will be the focal point for the Route 66 Info Fair, an event that will include live music and a car show.

And if you miss the snow, Hualapai Mountain Park is just 75 miles away. Haulapai Mountain Lodge in this pine forested oasis serves superb dinners with stunning views of the snow covered peaks.

This winter toss the snow shovel. This winter get a tan and make memories in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America