Lake Havasu is often referred to as Arizona’s west coast. It is known for sandy beaches and clean fresh water. The water is so clean you can clearly see depths of twenty feet or more from the surface. There are little to no waves so the lake is calm. This makes it perfect for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Average total rainfall in Lake Havasu is only six inches. During the summer months, the Colorado River replenishes the entire volume of water in the lake every eight to ten days. There are virtually no biting insects in the area and the water temperature is between 75 and 85 degrees most of the year.
Lake Havasu is an excellent boating lake. There are no size restrictions or speed limits on the lake, with the exception of the posted no-wake zones. From high performance racing boats to pontoon boats and smaller vessels, there is plenty to do. From the Bridgewater Channel near the famous London Bridge you can do a lot of exploring. There are hidden coves and beaches, as well as canyons, cliffs and abundant wildlife.
Fishing is available all year long. There are 450 miles of shoreline around Lake Havasu. The lake is stocked with largemouth and striped bass, bluegill, black crappie, sunfish and catfish. You can fish off many of the free piers or off your boat. If you don’t bring a boat you can rent one.
You may want to stay at one of the many resorts or hotels or you may want to take advantage of one of the campgrounds. There is plenty to do besides enjoying the lake and beaches. There are lots of golf courses in and around Havasu City and two major casinos nearby. There are many small one-of-a-kind stores in Lake Havasu City, as well as chain retail shops. There are shopping districts, each with its own distinct look.
And don’t forget the London Bridge. It was dismantled and shipped from London to Arizona. It was then rebuilt on a peninsula on Lake Havasu. A channel was excavated under the bridge and an English Village replication was built next to it. The opening of the London Bridge was in October 1971. Click here for more information on Lake Havasu.