Lake Havasu is known as “Arizona’s Playground.” When it comes to outdoor activities, it does not disappoint.
From rock climbing and hot air balloons to watercraft and desert views, there are so many things to do in Lake Havasu that you will find yourself straining to fit it all into one trip.
With a large number of days with sunshine every year and reasonable water temperatures, this Arizona town is ready to welcome you so read on to learn what activities should top your list!
1. London Bridge
Yes, that London Bridge. The famed structure found its home in Lake Havasu after being purchased in an auction by the American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch for almost $2.5 million.
When the structure arrived in Arizona in 1968, the city reassembled the bridge block by block taking three years. Today, it draws visitors from around the globe.
If you rent a boat for the day, be sure to anchor up here. People love to bask in the sun around the glow of this historic landmark.
2. Havasu 95 Speedway
The Havasu 95 Speedway was originally opened in the late eighties but closed and sat empty for many years before being reopened by the racer Bill Rozhon.
After sprucing the place up a bit, today it stands as a family-friendly way to enjoy racing and delicious concessions.
3. Havasu Lighthouses
Despite the fact that it is landlocked, Lake Havasu City has more lighthouses than any other city in the United States.
Each of these lighthouses is a scaled-down replica of famous lighthouses around the country and more than eighteen of them can be seen from the shore of the lake. Others can be accessed by boat or make for a nice day hike.
Fun fact: All the lighthouses on the eastern shore of the lake are replicas of East Coast lighthouses, while the western shore features lighthouses found on the West Coast.
4. Rock Climbing
Located near Highway 95 is Crab Claw Rock, a very popular place in the area to rock climb. The rocks here are porous and should only be taken on by experienced climbers.
The north side of this rock is known as Gargoyle’s Gash and is great for climbing. At its top, it has a large boulder that sticks out much like a gargoyle.
5. Boating and Jet Skis
What better thing to do in Lake Havasu than head out on the water? Whether you are looking for an all-day fishing excursion, a night cruise on a pontoon or an exciting day filled with water sports, renting a boat is the perfect way to spend your vacation.
Make sure that you swing around and check out all those lighthouses!
Things to Do in Lake Havasu
Now that you have an idea of all the great things to do in Lake Havasu, you will be prepared before heading out on your vacation.
Before you go, be sure to book a boat reservation with us so you can make the most of your trip!
Wet Monkey Powersports Rentals offers the largest and newest selection of watercraft in Havasu and Parker, delivering throughout the Colorado River area. We rent everything from Tritoon and Pontoon boats, wakeboarding boats, jet boats and jet skis plus all water toys you need! We’re one of the most popular destinations for Spring Break and summer.