Lake Havasu City

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To Topock, Needles Topock Gorge 30 19 31 14 9 16 32 23 20 22 2 11 24 15 10 Cattail Cove State Park Crazy Horse Campground Havasu Springs Resort Lake Havasu Marina Lake Havasu State Park Site Six Take Off Point • Non-Motorized 3 Public Launches 34 5 18 7 13 4 Lake Havasu Municipal Airport 5 34 31 6 8 16 32 95 Chemehuevi Indian Reservation 10 • 6 Lake Havasu Lake Havasu City 7 8 9 Ferry Ro ute 23 21 22 24 25 PILOT ROCK 26 PINNACLES Lake Havasu 20 11 London Bridge 12 19 17 16 UNDERWATER OBSTACLE COURSE 30 Thompson Bay e on eZ ak W No 15 N 15 40 40 95 Los Angeles LAX 5 Pacific Ocean 10 CALIFORNIA San Diego 8 95 Lake Havasu City 10 ARIZONA Phoenix PHX 8 10 DISTANCE FROM: Grand Canyon National Park: 230 miles Las Vegas: 150 miles Phoenix: 200 miles Los Angeles: 300 miles San Diego: 315 miles Medical District 29 13 VICTORIA CLIFFS LAS Mexico 95 California DAYS OF Las Vegas Arizona 95 18 Island District 14 27 28 No Wake Zone Downtown District Grand Canyon National Park 15 *Primitive boat-in public restrooms are available along the Arizona shoreline from the London Bridge south to Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge. SARA Park HORSESHOE COVE Channel Walk UTAH NEVADA 95 12 Bill Williams River National 33 Wildlife Refuge 3 Castle Rock Bay 26 London Bridge Beach 25 Mesquite Bay 17 Rotary Community Park 21 Free Public Fishing Docks 28 27 Bill Williams River National 4 Wildlife Refuge 29 Havasu Springs Resort 1 Mesquite Bay North Mesquite Bay South Dive Spot Site Six Gas Dock Take Off Point Lighthouse Island District VISITORS GUIDE (800) 242-8278 • GoLakeHavasu.com Public Restroom* 95 PADDLEWHEEL WRECK LAKE HAVASU CITY Balance Rock Bridgewater Channel Copper Canyon Devil’s Elbow English Village Friendly Island Grass Island Havasu Landing Resort & Casino London Bridge Parker Dam Picture Rock Pilot Rock Red Rock Site Five Dive Spot Skiers Island Sleeping Indian Steamboat Cove The Sandbar Three Dunes Topock Gorge Photo by Rick Powell 1 Boating Attractions & Points of Interest Launch Ramps 95 2 • Public Marinas & LORADO RIVER CO 40 40 DISCOVER ARIZONA’S WEST COAST LAKE MAP To Kingman, Grand Canyon Play Like You Mean It® and the Lake Havasu City logo are registered marks of the Lake Havasu Tourism Bureau Inc dba Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau. ©2018 Lake Havasu Tourism Bureau. All rights reserved. 32 31 33 Play Like You Mean it® and the Lake Havasu City logo are registered marks of Lake Havasu Tourism Bureau Inc dba Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau. ©2018 Lake Havasu City CVB. 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All rights reserved. ne •• h an P Rd •• Bridg e wa ter C 59 ite qu es •M •• P d idge R on Br Lond Retail Centre Blvd •• l •• l So >> de eo Pas • Lodging >> • • • To drive to the Island, Medical or Downtown Districts from Hwy 95, turn east on Mesquite or Swanson Ave, then immediately onto Lake Havasu Ave to McCulloch Blvd. Lake Havasu Municipal Airport London Bridge • Beaches & Swimming 35 36 •• CITY MAP PLAYGROUND ARIZONA’S Robert P. McCulloch captured the attention in 1967 70 Lake Havasu City 58 world’s Bridgewater Motel when he purchased the London Bridge and relocated Aquatic Center 42 Campbell Cove RVit Resort fromHavasu England to the stunning Colorado River. Since thePark city’s 9 Lake State Park 104 Cattail Cove State official incorporation in 1978, the community has continued to 18 London Bridge Beach 81 Crazy Horse Campgrounds thrive on the spirit of possibility and innovation and recently 56 Nautical Beachfront 74 Days Inn earned $2 million as one of America’s Best Communities. Resort,The 51 Hampton Inn by Hilton As theCommunity new home of the London87Bridge, Lake Havasu City 13 Rotary Park Havasu Dunes Resort attracts more than 1 million visitors annually with 60 miles 40 Havasu Inn • Cycling of uninterrupted navigable waterways, 300 annual 91 Havasu Sands events, Resort 102 SARA Parkof sunshine, 400 miles105 300 days of river coastline andResort 1,800 Havasu Springs 90 Multi-use trail miles of off-road trails. 44 Havasu Travelodge 80 Pedestrian/Island trail 82byHeat Here, you can explore the desert foot,Hotel mountain bike 98 Hidden Resort • Golf or off-road vehicle. You can discover secret Palms lake coves in aCondos 61 Holiday Express & Suites 88 Lake Havasu Club kayak or in aGolf high-performance luxury boat, Inn lounge in the 78 Island Innstars. Hotel 67 London Bridge Resort or camp under Bridgewater Channel gazing Bridgewater Links Golf Course 73 Island Suites In Lake Havasu City, white sandy beaches mingle with Islander Resort Lake Havasu 55 Nautical Beachfront Resort, The 54and breathtaking red-rock mountains breezy palm trees to 92 Knights Inn Island Golf Club give you an experience unique to Arizona. 9 Lake Havasu State Park 37 Refuge Golf & Country Welcome Club, The to your playground. 65 London Bridge Resort 57 Motel 6 • Activities & Attractions 56 Nautical Beachfront Resort, The 94 Downtown Havasu District 72 Quality Inn & Suites 62 English Village 66 Queens Condos 39 Gallagher’s Dining & Pub 46 Rodeway Inn & Suites (live poker) 97 Royal Inn 103 Havasu 95 Speedway 53 Sam’s Beachcomber Resort 52 Havasu Landing Resort 49 Super 8 Motel & Casino 95 Traveler’s Inn 93 Havasu Lanes 45 Windsor Inn 84 Island Mall 71 Xanadu Condo Resort 48 Lake Havasu Museum • Community Services of History 99 Arizona State University 83 London Bridge 100 City Offices/City Hall 62 London Bridge Shops 89 Lake Havasu Senior Center 68 Movies Havasu 41 Mohave Community College 72 Quality Inn & Suites 76 Mohave County Library (off-track betting) 101 Police Station 13 Skate Park 75 Post Office 36 Star Cinemas 59 Swap Meet • Visitor Information 62 Tecopa Ferry Terminal 50 Chamber of Commerce 35 The Shops at Lake Havasu 50 Convention & Visitors Bureau • Parks Dog Park 63 Visitor Information Center 38 Avalon Park Airport 85 Cypress Park 79 Grand Island Park Hospital/Havasu Regional 86 Jack Hardie Park Medical Center 18 London Bridge Beach Lighthouse (accessible by land) 96 Mesquite Park 13 Rotary Community Park P Parking 102 SARA Park Cover photo copyright 2018 Richard Hay Public restroom u Ave City Boundaries To Parker, Quartzsite 10 Medical District VISITORS GUIDE ● Boating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ● Launch Ramps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ● Beaches & Swimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ● Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ● Cycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ● Off-Roading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ● Hiking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ● Sightseeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ● Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ● Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ● Activities & Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ● Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ● Hotels & Motels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 ● Vacation Rentals & Condos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ● RV Parks & Campgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 ● Boat-In Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 ● Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 ● Visitor Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 ● Getting Here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 See locations on city & lake maps, back cover GoLakeHavasu.com 1 BOATING Topock Gorge See locations on lake map, back cover Must-See Boating Attractions Lake Havasu has a wealth of hidden coves and beaches that are perfect places to fish or relax for the day. You can also opt to explore the river with its canyons, cliffs and abundant wildlife. Water temperatures range from 75° to 85°F (24° to 30°C) during much of the year, perfect for a With 60 miles of quick dip (see the surface navigable waterways to water temperature chart on page 42). roam, there’s more than Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge 2 GoLakeHavasu.com enough lake to go around, making it a perfect destination for all types of water recreation. BOATING Bridgewater Channel Bridgewater Channel The Bridgewater Channel runs beneath the famous London Bridge and is a popular spot to moor and spend the day people watching. GPS: 34.470648, -114.346981 Copper Canyon This large cove surrounded by towering red-rock cliffs is the perfect place to drop anchor and spend the day. GPS: 34.425372, -114.307854 Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge A popular spot among kayakers, anglers and nature lovers. GPS: 34.29977, -114.098217 Picture Rock Topock Gorge Head north upriver from Lake Havasu through this majestic gorge to see towering red-rock canyon walls, old steamboat routes and native wildlife. GPS: 34.658293, -114.458231 Picture Rock About two miles from the southern entrance of Topock Gorge, this rock formation on the east side bears prehistoric petroglyphs carved into the stone face. GPS: 34.624468, -114.437846 GoLakeHavasu.com 3 BOATING Designated Captain Program For the ultimate in relaxation and peace of mind, forgo the lines at the launch ramp and the responsibility of navigating a watercraft. The Lake Havasu Marine Association has a Designated Captain program, featuring Coast Guard-certified captains who will launch your boat and pilot it for the day. Visit designatedoperatorlhma.com to learn more. Lake Havasu Overnight Mooring 4 Black Meadow Landing & Marina 156100 Black Meadow Rd Parker Dam, CA 800.742.8278 blackmeadowlanding.com Nightly Rate: $15–$50 Havasu Springs Resort & Marina 2581 Hwy 95 Parker, AZ 928.667.3361 havasusprings.com Nightly Rate: $20–$30 Havasu Landing Resort & Marina 5 Main St Havasu Lake, CA 800.307.3610 760.858.4592 x230 havasulanding.com/marina.html Nightly Rate: $25–$35 Lake Havasu Marina 1100 N McCulloch Blvd Lake Havasu City, AZ 928.855.2159 lakehavasumarina.com Nightly Rate: $31–$43 GoLakeHavasu.com London Bridge Resort 1477 Queens Bay Lake Havasu City, AZ 928.855.0888 londonbridgeresort.com Nightly Rate: $40–$100 BOATING Non-Motorized Boating Kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding are all great ways to view wildlife, explore hidden coves and get a little (or a lot) of exercise. There are even kayaks that are specially equipped for fishing, with foot pedals, rod holders and fishfinders. Watercraft Rentals There are many rental companies in town with a wide range of watercraft to choose from. You can rent by the hour, half/full day or week. They’ll even launch the boat for you for the ultimate in stress-free recreation! Visit golakehavasu.com/activities/ boating/boat-rentals for a complete list or stop by the Visitor Information Center (see location page 42). Scuba Lake Havasu has dozens of dive sites to explore. Local dive charters and clubs can help you discover Lake Havasu from below the surface (see dive site locations on lake map, back cover). Lake Havasu Divers Association lakehavasudivers.com Capt. John’s Dive Charters 928.412.0688 Custom dive charters available both day and night and include transportation, drinks and snacks. Tanks and gear not included. Scuba Training & Technology 2150 N Kiowa Blvd • 928.855.9400 scubatrainingandtechnology.com Full-service dive center with equipment, rentals, training, certification and dive guide services. GoLakeHavasu.com 5 LAUNCH RAMPS Public Marinas & Launch Ramps #Ramps / Lanes MAP# Cattail Cove State Park 1 ramp / 4 lanes 30 15 mi S of LHC on Hwy 95 (mile marker 167/168) 928.855.1223 azstateparks.com/cattail-cove 19 Crazy Horse Campgrounds 1 ramp / 2 lanes 1534 Beachcomber Blvd 928.855.4033 crazyhorsecampgrounds.com 31 Havasu Springs Resort 1 ramp / 3 lanes 2581 Hwy 95, Parker, AZ 928.667.3361 havasusprings.com 14 Lake Havasu Marina 1 ramp / 7 lanes 1100 N McCulloch Blvd 928.855.2159 lakehavasumarina.com 9 Lake Havasu State Park 4 ramps / 25 lanes 699 London Bridge Rd 928.855.2784 azstateparks.com/lake-havasu 16 Site Six Launch Ramp 1 ramp / 3 lanes 591 Beachcomber Blvd 928.453.8686 lhcaz.gov/community-services/parks-and-trails/site-six 32 Take Off Point 1 ramp / 2 lanes Take Off Point Rd, Parker Dam, AZ 928.505.1200 Non-Motorized Public Launches 34 Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge 1 ramp 60911 Highway 95 (mile marker 160/162), Parker, AZ 928.667.4144 fws.gov/refuge/bill_williams_river 5 Castle Rock Bay Beach launch Parking off of Vista Dr at Crystal Beach fws.gov/refuge/Havasu/activities/canoeing.html 18 London Bridge Beach Beach launch 1340 McCulloch Blvd 928.453.8686 lhcaz.gov/community-services/parks-and-trails/london-bridge-beach 7 Mesquite Bay Beach launch Parking off of London Bridge Rd 928.505.1200 fws.gov/refuge/Havasu/activities/canoeing.html 13 Rotary Community Park Beach launch 1400 S Smoketree Ave 928.453.8686 lhcaz.gov/community-services/parks-and-trails/rotary-community-park 6 GoLakeHavasu.com LAUNCH RAMPS Fees / Launch Times Amenities Office Hours Mon–Thu: $10 Restrooms, fish-cleaning Fri-Sun & Holidays: $15 station, group ramadas 6am–10pm Daily: $15 8am–8pm 8am–5pm Self pay: 5pm–8am Store, restroom, 8am–4pm pump-out station Daily: $15, $10/day after first day 7am–12am Store, restroom, pump-out station, fuel dock, boat-slip rentals 7am–7pm Mon–Thu: $10 Fri–Sun & Holidays: $20 24–hr launch Store, restroom, pump-out station, fuel dock, boat-slip rentals 8am–4pm Slip rentals: 8am–3:30pm Mon–Thu: $15 Store, restroom, Fri–Sun & Holidays: $20 pump-out station, 6am–10pm fuel dock Office hrs: 6am–5pm Self pay: 5pm–6am Free 24–hr launch Restroom, fishing pier, fish-cleaning station Free 24–hr launch Restroom Free Restroom Sunrise–Sunset Mon–Fri 8am–4pm, Sat–Sun 10am–2pm Free Sunrise–Sunset Free Sunrise–11pm Restroom Free Sunrise–Sunset Free Sunrise–11pm Restroom GoLakeHavasu.com 7 BEACHES & SWIMMING London Bridge Beach Beaches & Swimming Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center 100 Park Ave • 928.453.2687 • lhcaz.gov/aquaticcenter Fees: $5.50 adults, $4.50 ages 4-17 & 62+, 3 & under free Hours: Days & hours vary by season, please call for information No pets allowed The indoor pool and water slide offer a great way to beat the heat and get your splash on! Lake Havasu State Park 699 London Bridge Rd • 928.855.2784 • azstateparks.com/lake-havasu Fees: $15 Mon-Thu, $20 Fri-Sun & Holidays, $3 per person walk/bike-in Hours: 6am–10pm • Leashed pets welcome Right on the shores of Lake Havasu, the park offers panoramic views of the lake and mountains beyond. Picnic tables, grills and ramadas make this the perfect site to enjoy the city’s only white sand beaches. You can also hike along the scenic Mohave Sunset Trail, as well as through the Arroyo-Camino Interpretive Garden, home to diverse species of plants and wildlife. London Bridge Beach & Lions Dog Park 1340 N McCulloch Blvd • 928.453.8686 • lhcaz.gov/communityservices/parks-and-trails/london-bridge-beach Fees: Free • Hours: Daybreak–11pm • Leashed pets welcome Located along the famous Bridgewater Channel, London Bridge Beach features a community stage, fully enclosed dog park, two covered playgrounds, and basketball and sand volleyball courts. A designated area is clearly marked for safe wading and swimming. Day mooring is first come, first serve along the channel. 8 GoLakeHavasu.com BEACHES & SWIMMING See locations on city map, back cover Nautical Beachfront Resort, The 1000 N McCulloch Blvd • 928.855.2141 nauticalbeachfrontresort.com Fees: Pool is free, non-guests must be 21+ Hours vary by season • No pets allowed in pool area The Nautical Beachfront Resort’s infinity-edge pool, ”WET,“ is the largest in Arizona. Enjoy a refreshing dip while sipping a cold beverage from the poolside bar and enjoying assorted appetizers from The Turtle Grille. Rotary Community Park 1400 S Smoketree Ave • 928.453.8686 • lhcaz.gov/communityservices/parks-and-trails/rotary-community-park Fees: Free • Hours: Daybreak–11pm • No pets allowed Rotary Park has it all — grassy fields, sand volleyball and bocce ball courts, playgrounds, a skate park, meandering walkways, shaded picnic ramadas and a beach! The beach has a designated swim area that is clearly marked. HELPFUL HINTS The bright Arizona sun, cloudless skies and dry air make for an enjoyable day relaxing and basking on the beach. Make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen to the beach to ensure you enjoy your entire visit to Lake Havasu City! GoLakeHavasu.com 9 FISHING Bassmaster ranks Lake Havasu as one of the top 10 bass fishing lakes in the Western U.S. Fishing is popular all year long, and anglers can haul in black large and smallmouth bass, striper, panfish and catfish. Cast your line from docks, boats or along the shore. A world record-setting redear sunfish was caught on Lake Havasu on February 16, 2014 by Hector Brito, surpassing a previous record-setting redear catch on the lake by Robert Lawler in 2011. In November, 2013, a whopping 37-lb striper was also hauled out of the lake. Hector Brito with his record-setting redear sunfish, which was 5.8 lbs, 17 in. Want to try for a record-setting catch of your own? For information on the best bait, lures and times to fish for different species, see the tips below. Largemouth Bass Fish for largemouth bass in the morning in areas that will have shade cover near structures and submerged vegetation. Largemouth, for the most part, are ambush feeders and prefer live bait, but will bite on crankbaits, swimbaits and spinner baits. Best time is early morning and late afternoon hours. Bag limit 6, minimum length 13 in., any combination of largemouth and smallmouth. Panfish April-June is peak time to try for panfish, bluegills and redears. All bite on mealworms, nightcrawlers and lures like crappie jigs or small trout spinning lures. Bag limit 25. 10 GoLakeHavasu.com Copyright 2018 Susan Stocker FISHING Smallmouth Bass Morning hours are the best time to catch smallmouth bass, which are especially plentiful February-April. Use lures such as craw-colored jigs, jerkbaits and small brightcolored swimbaits. Bag limit 6, minimum length 13 in., any combination of largemouth and smallmouth. Striped Bass Early morning and late afternoon are the best times for catching stripers, which are plentiful April-December. Try frozen bait like anchovies, mackerel or squid. The best live bait is shad or bluegills. Lures also work well, such as large swimbaits, white ratl traps and large jerkbaits like the Pointer 128. Bag limit 10, any size. See locations on lake map, back cover Free Public Fishing Docks Havasu Springs Resort 2586 Hwy 95, Parker, AZ 928.667.3361 All docks are open 24 hours. Mesquite Bay Two docks at this location London Bridge Rd, north of Industrial Blvd 928.505.1200 Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge 60911 Hwy 95 (17 miles south between mile marker 160/162). 928.667.4144 Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Catfish Paradise Hwy 40 at Arizona Exit 1; follow the signs to Havasu NWR (30 miles north across from Topock, AZ). 760.326.3853 Site Six 591 Beachcomber Blvd (on the Island). Open 24 hours. 928.453.8686 Take Off Point Hwy 95 south to Parker Dam exit (follow signs to Take Off Point Rd). 928.505.1200 GoLakeHavasu.com 11 Copyright 2018 Susan Stocker FISHING Fishing Guide Service Captain Blythe’s Fishing Guide Service 928.486.8371 • fishinginlakehavasu.com Hours: Sunrise-sunset Half-day fishing for striper, largemouth bass and redear sunfish Shaun Bailey Fishing Guide Service 818.324.8630 • facebook.com/shaun.bailey.7140 Hours: Sunrise–3pm, 7 days a week Service includes tournament tactics and instructional guide. Striper, flathead, bass and redear sunfish. Kayak Fishing Southwest Kayaks Fishing Expedition 423 English Village 928.680.9257 • 480.440.5867 • southwestkayaks.com Hours: 9am–4pm, Tues–Fri (reservations required) Offering self-guided or guided trip with everything you need for a unique fishing adventure on a kayak. FISHING LICENSES A valid Arizona fishing license and Colorado River stamp are required for anglers 10 years of age or older. Youth younger than 10 years and blind residents are exempt. Annual fishing licenses are $37 for residents and $55 for nonresidents. (Daily licenses are $15 for residents and $20 for nonresidents.) A California fishing license is required if you fish from the California shore. Licenses/stamps are available online at azgfd.com/license. 12 GoLakeHavasu.com Copyright 2018 Susan Stocker CYCLING Where to Ride SARA Park 7260 S SARA Park Way Park Hours: Sunrise–11pm An 1,100-acre regional park with an abundance of trails suitable for bikers of all levels. Multi-Use Trail The 8.5-mile trail parallels Hwy 95 through the city, stretching from N Palo Verde Blvd to S McCulloch Blvd. Island Trail This paved 3.8-mile loop runs around the Island and offers beautiful views of the lake. Start at Beachcomber Blvd and N McCulloch Blvd. Pedestrians and bicyclists share the trail. See riding locations on city map, back cover Bike Rentals Cycle Therapy 40 Scott Dr 928.855.3553 havasucycletherapy.com Hours: Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, Sat 9am–3pm, Closed Sun Rent road bikes, mountain bikes, beach cruisers, BMX bikes, comfort bikes, hybrid bikes, recumbent trikes and electric bikes. Havasu Bike and Fitness 151 Swanson Ave 928.453.9777 havasubike.com Hours: Mon–Fri 9:30am–6pm, Sat 9:30am–4pm, Closed Sun Rent road bikes, mountain bikes and cruisers. GoLakeHavasu.com 13 OFF-ROADING The areas in and around Lake Havasu City are home to networks of off-road trails through varying terrain, including sand dunes, canyons and open desert. There are over 1,800 miles of off-road trails within easy driving distance. The best time of year for off-roading here is fall through spring during the cooler months. Off-Road Rentals Arizona Watersports, Inc. 655 Kiowa Ave 928.453.5558 800.393.5558 arizonawatersports.com At the Bridge Rentals 699 N Lake Havasu Ave 928.208.1518 atthebridgerentals.com Desert Sun Watersports, Inc. 1685 Industrial Blvd 928.505.5450 877.538.7544 desertsunwatersports.com Havasu Outback Tours 3560 Challenger Dr #104 833.797.7368 havasuoutbacktours.com Paradise Wild Wave Rentals 1605 Countryshire Ave #1 928.854.4214 paradisewildwaveboatrentals.com Wet Monkey Powersport Rentals 1685 Industrial Blvd 928.855.2022 wetmonkeyrentals.com VEHICLE REGISTRATION & OHV DECAL An off-highway vehicle (OHV) must follow the OHV registration/insurance and sticker requirements of the operator’s home state. Visitors to Arizona may operate in Arizona for 30 consecutive days. Arizona residents must have a certificate of title, an Arizona license plate and an annual OHV decal affixed to the upper left corner of the license plate. Arizona OHV decals may be purchased online at servicearizona.com. 14 GoLakeHavasu.com OFF-ROADING Kingman Bullhead City ARIZONA PEACE TRAIL 40 Lake Havasu City Wikieup Wayside 95 Parker Bouse Salome Quartzsite 10 Cibola Off-Road Adventuring The Arizona Peace Trail is a 675-mile trail system designed for off-highway vehicles. The trail loops through the three counties that are situated along the Western border of Arizona to highlight natural, and unnatural, points of interest. Visit arizonapeacetrail.org for more information. 8 Yuma Wellton GoLakeHavasu.com 15 HIKING Hiking Trails Lake Havasu City is surrounded by natural beauty, including trails for hikers of all abilities. Pick up a detailed hiking guide at the Visitor Information Center (see location page 42) that includes 20 hikes. Walks Easy Mohave Sunset Trail Miles: 4 Beginning at Lake Havasu State Park, this scenic walk meanders along lowland desert and Lake Havasu’s shoreline and through the park’s interpretative cactus garden. Pittsburg Mines Trail Miles: 4 Explore the former mining area north of Lake Havasu City. An easy hike up a small hill will reward you with a panoramic view of Lake Havasu City and the surrounding area. Although the mines have been filled in or fenced, use caution while hiking in the area. Shoreline Trail Miles: 2 This popular route is along a paved walkway and follows the shoreline of Bridgewater Channel and the lake, starting at the London Bridge. The walk continues through treeshaded Rotary Community Park along sandy beaches and provides stunning lake and mountain views. 16 GoLakeHavasu.com Water Tank Trail Miles: 6.2 This trail takes hikers to interesting fenced-in wildlife watering areas and affords hikers expansive mountain views. Look for desert wildlife including Bighorn sheep. Copyright 2018 Susan Stocker HIKING Please note, most trails do not have signs. Miles are round trip and do not include travel to trailhead. Moderate Difficult Arch Rock Loop Trail Miles: 4.5 This trail features a variety of desert scenery including a natural arch, two scenic washes, open terrain hiking and a walk through the Crack in the Mountain (if desired). Crossman Peak Trail Miles: 6 Experience the highest point of elevation in the Lake Havasu area, 5,103 feet above sea level. Enjoy views of the Lower Colorado River region, the Hualapai Mountains and Aquarius Mountains. Crack in the Mountain Trail Miles: 5 Bighorn sheep are often present on this scenic trail, which passes through one of the most famous slot canyons on the Lower Colorado. It ends at a scenic cove on the lake beside Balance Rock. Pilot Rock Trail Miles: 7 Walk in open terrain through a variety of desert mountain scenery. This trail ends at the Pilot Rock campsites on Lake Havasu. Cupcake Mountain Trail Miles: 4.5 This trail on the CA side of the lake is for experienced hikers only! Groups of 10 or more require a permit from the Bureau of Land Management. Your arrival at the summit of this landmark peak offers spectacular views. Lizard Peek Trail Miles: 4 On your way up, look for the 80-foot lizard geoglyph below. When you reach the top, this trail offers a 360° panoramic view of the Lake Havasu area from an elevation of 1,370 feet above sea level. GoLakeHavasu.com 17 SIGHTSEEING Photo by Mike Stupak Bighorn Sheep Wildlife of the Lower Colorado River Region This stretch of the Lower Colorado River region winds between the Mojave and Sonoran deserts through two national wildlife refuges. The Havasu National Wildlife Refuge borders Lake Havasu to the north and encompasses 37,515 acres (one acre is slightly larger than one football field). The Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge lies to the south of Lake Havasu, near Parker Dam, and includes 6,100 acres. The Havasu Refuge sits in the migratory flight path of birds and also includes a 20-mile stretch of one of the last undeveloped sections of the Lower Colorado River: Topock Gorge. The Bill Williams Refuge is one of the last locations to find native cottonwood and willow forests in this area. The refuges allow this stretch to welcome more than: • 355 species of birds, including the rarely seen bald eagle, endangered southwestern willow flycatcher, as well as the osprey, prairie falcon and Yuma clapper rail. • 192 aquatic species, including 23 species of dragonflies • 57 species of mammals, including beavers, bats, bobcats, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, javelina and burros • 40 species of butterflies, including the Common Buckeye and Pygmy Blue • 41 reptiles and amphibians, including rattlesnakes and desert tortoise Copyright 2018 Kelli-Jo Fidan Burros 18 GoLakeHavasu.com SIGHTSEEING Great Egret Birdwatching Numerous bird species are found in and around Lake Havasu City, especially near the shoreline, within the many coves of Lake Havasu and along the adjacent sections of the Lower Colorado River. Some of the species in the area include: • • • • Anna’s Hummingbird Great Blue Heron Great Horned Owl Vermillion Flycatcher Photo by John West Costa’s Hummingbird Great Egret • Western Grebe • Lesser Black-Billed Gull • • The Bill Williams Refuge is located 23 miles south of Lake Havasu City. In 2011, it was designated as an Audubon Society Globally Significant Important Bird Area due to the spotting of a rare Nutting’s Flycatcher. See locations on lake map, back cover Photo by Dan Tompkins Split Rock Lake Havasu Lighthouses Located over 200 miles from the nearest ocean, Lake Havasu City is home to more lighthouses than any other city in the country. Each of the 27 picturesque lighthouses is a U.S. Coast Guard-approved beacon and navigational aid for boaters on Lake Havasu. Among the replicas, 13 are accessible by land, while the rest can be enjoyed from exploring the lake by watercraft. All are built, installed and maintained by the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club. Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club 928.855.4819 • lh-lighthouseclub.org GoLakeHavasu.com 19 Copyright 2018 Richard Hay TOURS AIR Tours by Air, Water & Land Hangin’ Over Havasu Discovery Flight 480.299.0717 hanginoverhavas

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