Arizona Boating Lakes: Lake Havasu - A Boater's Paradise
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Lake Havasu is one of those Arizona boating spots that enjoys the privilege of boaters who return year after year. There are families who have been coming to this beautiful boating destination for several generations. What is it about Lake Havasu that inspires such loyalty?
For starters, the people here are known for being welcoming, friendly and relaxed. Leave your dinner jacket at home; you won’t need it when you vacation here (unless you want to, of course). Lake Havasu City is ideally situated, centrally located along 60 continuous miles (30.16 sq. miles) of lake and river waterways, but with all the amenities and services you’d expect in a much larger town.
There are restaurants of all types, shopping, sightseeing, and numerous boat service and repair businesses that keep the Lake Havasu boating community thriving each year. Almost any make or model of boat can be serviced and repaired right in town by factory-trained technicians. Most hotels, RV parks, and campgrounds have boat trailer parking, and some have their own docks and launch ramps for guests. It’s no stretch to say that Lake Havasu City is not just appreciated by the Arizona boating crowd, but by anyone who enjoys the freedom to boat.
Enjoy one of the best boating lakes in Arizona and the U.S.
The waters of Lake Havasu are sparkling clear and warm, making it one of the best boating lakes in Arizona and also a perfect destination for fishing, swimming, and all types of water recreation. There are no size restrictions or speed limits on the lake, with the exception of the no-wake zones clearly posted where a more conservative speed is appropriate.
From boaters with high-performance race boats to those with cruising pontoon boats, there’s plenty of room and lots to do. In addition to the Bridgewater Channel near the famed London Bridge, Lake Havasu has a wealth of hidden coves and beaches that are perfect places to relax for the day, or you can opt to explore the river, with its canyons, cliffs, and abundant wildlife. Water temperatures range from 75 to 85 degrees during much of the year, perfect for a quick dip.
Unlike many other lakes in Arizona, Lake Havasu remains at a near constant water elevation that rarely varies more than four feet, providing boaters with ideal conditions year-round and contributing to its reputation as one of the best boating lakes around. The average depth of Lake Havasu is 35 ft, with the deepest point being approximately 90 ft. There’s ample access to lake beaches and other beautiful natural areas with amenities such as barbecue grills, portable restrooms, and shaded picnic tables to enhance a boating experience unlike any other in Arizona.
Rent a boat or bring your own – don’t miss this Arizona boating experience!
The ten motorized launch ramps in the area provide convenient access to the lake, and seven gas docks ensure that you can explore all the boating Lake Havasu has to offer without fear of running out of gas. Venturing up river towards Topock? No fear, as there are two gas docks open 24-hours if you feel like taking a longer ride.
If you’re new to boating, or haven’t decided on your dream boat yet, there are many Lake Havasu boat rental companies that have a wide range of watercraft to choose from. They’ll even launch the boat for you, so you can enjoy one of America’s best boating lakes worry-free.
Unlike some other boating lakes in Arizona, Lake Havasu does allow watercraft with two-stroke motors on the lake. However, boaters with two-stroke motors are urged to make sure their vessels are running properly prior to boating on the lake.
Pack your shorts, flip flops and sunscreen, and see why Lake Havasu City is a boater’s paradise and Arizona’s Playground!