Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu
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Created when the Parker Dam was built in 1938, this lake is actually a Colorado River reservoir popular for water-skiing, boating and other recreational water sports.
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David C
Henderson, NV9 contributions
First visit to the lake, boating trip with family. Beautiful lake and wonderful experience. The only caveat is the crowded nature of the lake on weekends. If you don’t like heavy boat traffic I’d suggest going during weekdays.
Written July 13, 2022
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Gabby92399
Yucaipa, CA544 contributions
Couples
As boaters Lake Havasu is a favorite destination for our family in the summer. This year we tried something different and went in December. We had a great time because the town wasn’t crowded. Our first night we were treated to the annual boat parade. It’s held the first weekend in December but check before you go, in case it gets changed due to weather. The London Bridge Resort has an ice skating rink for families to enjoy. The weather was a bit windy and brisk but still very pleasant. Some people were boating while we were there but overall boat traffic on the lake and channel was negligible.
Written March 15, 2020
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Jennifer G
East Lansing, MI628 contributions
Couples
This a lovely place for some rest and recreation. There’s several recreational water activities to choose from and if you’re not into any of that, simply take a stroll along the lakeside.
The only thing disappointing was the commercial display signs. They are an eyesore! A big shoutout to its city administrator: have the vendor’s signages less distracting as it ruins the almost perfect view.
Written October 24, 2021
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Vanessa A
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Family
I would not recommend this area to Latino families. I went on a family trip with my immediate family. We were 8 adults and 5 children, most of which were under the age of 7. We rented a VRBO to stay in. The reviews looked great until we arrived. When we entered the home it had sticky floors, Sticky counter tops and stained bedding. The tub had a black ring as well. We contacted the renter and they seemed apologetic and tried to resolved the situation by sending out a maid and ordering a new comforter. The maid only superficially cleaned. We decided to the head out to the London Bridge to rent JetSki’s for the men to take the kids out. We went to Champion Rentals and they refused to rent to us, they judgmentally stated, they knew by renting to us, their jet skis would come back broken. We were then rudely directed to “the Italians with the accents.” Saying maybe they would rent to us. We then decided to stay within our rental home for the rest of our stay, due to how uncomfortable we felt. During that stay we came across a mouse in our rental and a roach at the pool. We dealt with the situations as we didn’t want to make a fuss. As our family usually does at the end of a stay we washed all dishes , gathered all towels, threw away all trash , swept and vacuumed. On our drive home the owner then accused us of damaging their property , leaving their house a mess and purposely planting a mouse in their home. We were in disbelief and completely offended. We then we’re charged over $500 , for damages we had notified the owner of when we arrived !!! This is just a summary of our experience. We definitely will never go back. Our family trip and memories were completely ruined .
Written August 29, 2021
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Janin
5 contributions
Couples
There are tons of boats on the lake. These are super loud because of their motors, they all play different music and it stinks like gasoline everywhere. The swimming area was very small in our area as well.

This place is all about boat tours. Very sad.
Written March 27, 2022
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Aurora
Spooner, WI202 contributions
When I'm on Lake Havasu, it is one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen. Even though I felt like I was either 20 years too old, or 20 years too young to be here.....everyone was so nice to us and treated us so well.
Written March 31, 2022
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rhitman32
Prescott, AZ174 contributions
We spent 3-4 hours in town. We started with the visitors' center/museum and wandered through some of the shops under the bridge, then drove across the bridge and around the island. It was windy and a bit cold so we did not take any tours. The town has grown tremendously since we were there many years ago. Most activities center around the river/the beaches.
Written February 21, 2020
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SaskMomTraveller
Saskatoon, Canada42 contributions
Couples
Well not super hot in the winter months - it’s still warm enough to give you a break from winter and has a quaint charm around the island and the bridge. Lots of amenities and outstanding hikes around the city. A great place to do a quick winter getaway…and can completely see why so many are choosing to retire here. Well worth the drive from Vegas to spend some days! Just don’t expect to swim in the Lake in winter months - it’s chilly even for us northerners!
Written February 28, 2020
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Tanya B
Tulsa, OK64 contributions
The lake is several miles long, I highly recommend taking a boat tour, renting a boat, sea do, paddle boarding whichever is your thing... this lake is beautiful drive. Go south to Parker as well.
Written November 3, 2020
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Londa
Las Vegas, NV4 contributions
Couples
It has been a week and I am still not over the excitement that Captain Stephan brought us by serving as our Captain on June 20, 2021, Father’s Day and the 4th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of My Dear Friend LaShunda Howard and her husband Kevin. David and I wanted to Celebrate with them in a great way and what an awesome time we had at Lake Havasu on The Tiki Hut Cruiser. Especially after the reopening of different facilities we were handle with care with COVID in mind; Captain Stephan provided a great cleaned and fun atmosphere. We had a great ride although it was 124 degrees that day, we couldn’t tell. This was an absolute wonderful first time experience that would never be forgotten we would like to thank you first of all Captain Stephan and the crew of Lake Havesu that we encountered. Shout out to the awesome go cart chauffeur.
Written June 27, 2021
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