Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Lake Havasu Recreation Area
Q:Where is Lake Havasu located?
A:Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona. The location is approximately in the mid-western part of Arizona. The climatology of the area is such that Lake Havasu City is often the warmest location in the entire state, and oftentimes, the entire country.
Q:What is there to do at Lake Havasu?
A:More than 2.5 million visitors flock each year to shores of Lake Havasu to enjoy the scenery, the cool waters of the lake and abundant recreational activities. Water sports, hiking, off-road opportunities and cultural and natural history are some of the attractions that draw visitors year round.
Q:What is this I hear about the original London Bridge residing here at Lake Havasu?
A:The focal point of Lake Havasu is the towering walls and archways of the London Bridge that has stood in the waters of the Colorado River for more than 25 years. The Bridge serves as the backdrop to the English Village that has grown up around it. The village is filled with Tudor-style buildings and charming shops creating an atmosphere of Medieval England. Many visitors are surprised when they learn this is the original London Bridge and not a gimmick.
Q:What about Lake Havasu makes it a popular spring break destination?
A:Similar to Lakes Powell and Mohave, Spring Break visitors seek Lake Havasu's cool, clear waters well-known for various water sports including fishing, water skiing, speed boating, jet skiing, sailing and canoeing.
Free public fishing access is available and continues to be developed at the Lake by the Lake Havasu Fisheries Improvement Program.
Q:How hard is it to rent a watercraft at Lake Havasu?
A:If you don't have your own water toys, you can rent them. There are a number of facilities that rent boats, skidoos and other equipment. If you just want to relax and enjoy the scenery, you can try one of the many water- and land-based tours. The boat tours take you into remote canyons and historic sites where ancient peoples once lived. Guided land tours will take you on an exploration into lands where the pioneers once tread, while you learn about the geology, flora and fauna of the region.
Q:What is the recommended stay duration at Lake Havasu?
A:Minimalist (4 Days)
Driving/Sightseeing: ½ Day
Hiking/Exploring/Houseboating: 3 Days
Activities/Tours/Special Programs: ½ Day
Adventurist (7 Days)
Driving/Sightseeing: 1 Day
Hiking/Exploring/Houseboating: 4 Days
Activities/Tours/Special Programs: 2 Days
Notes: Lake Havasu is located on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City is on the lake's eastern shore, known for the famous London Bridge that was purchased from London and relocated to Havasu in 1831. The English Village located next to the bridge is a great place to shop for souvineirs or a bit to eat. This is also where the visitors center is. Out side of houseboating on Lake Havasu there is water jetpack adventure, boat tours, Planes of Fame Museum, Havasu Island Golf Course.
Q:What are the temperature variances at Lake Havasu?
Q:When is Lake Havasu State Park open?
Park and Facility Hours
Park is open 24 hours, year-round
Visitor Center/Park Store
April – September
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October – March
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December – February
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours are extended for special events.
Q:What is the entrance fee at Lake Havasu State Park?
Daily entrance fee for Lake Havasu State Park:
Vehicle (1-4 adults): $20.00 (Fri - Sun and holidays)
Vehicle (1-4 adults): $15.00 (Mon - Thu)
Q:Are pets allowed at Lake Havasu?
Pets are not allowed on the beaches. Pets may be allowed in picnic areas, parking lots, and campsites. You can not leave your pet unattended or tied up to an object. Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet (1.8 meters) at all times. Owners must clean up after their pets.