Boat-In Arizona Beaches & Campsites
Lake Havasu and the nearby stretches of the Colorado River – Arizona’s “West Coast” – are known for having a multitude of hidden coves and beaches. Some beaches are only accessible by boat and many have amenities such as barbecue grills, portable restrooms, and shaded picnic tables.
Top Boat-In Beaches Along Lake Havasu
Every day is a virtual non-stop boat parade when you’re at the Bridgewater Channel, the narrow ribbon of ‘no wake’ navigable water that runs beneath the London Brid...
Without question, “the Sandbar” is the most populated boater gathering place on the river. It is located about one mile north of Blankenship Bend. Its wide expans...
Body Beach is a half-mile long stretch of shoreline on the Arizona (east) side of the lake. On any given day, you can find some of the world’s best personal watercraf...
Friendly Island (aka Beaver Island) is the kind of place every boater dreams about. Whether it’s for just an hour or several days, Friendly Island offers the shelter an...
Located near the southern end of Lake Havasu on the Arizona side, Steamboat Cove is known as one of the lake’s largest natural coves and a favorite location of boaters ...
Boat-In CampsitesOne of the most fun things to do in Lake Havasu City is boating – and camping! Take in the sights of Lake Havasu while picnicking or camping at one of many beautiful shoreline boat-in campsites. What’s the advantage of camping on a beach that’s only accessible by boat? Privacy, convenience, and adventure!Boat-in camping is a great way to spend an adventurous weekend. Imagine camping on your own private beach for a night or two. Boat-in camping is inexpensive and provides the opportunity for a unique and unforgettable experience in the beauty of nature. No reservations are needed and there is usually at least one site available, encouraging those spur-of-the-moment getaways whether you are in the mood to kick back and relax, hang out with some old friends, or enjoy a romantic evening under the stars.Just because you’re camping, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the finer things. In the blink of an eye, you can jump on your boat and head over one of several restaurants that provide free courtesy docks. Sit down for some fine cuisine and then head back over to your private beach campsite for the night.Many of the sites have hiking trails that access breathtaking views during the day and the beachfront areas are perfect spots to gaze up at the cloudless, star-filled night sky. Leashed pets are welcome, so all members of the family can get in on the fun!Bring your houseboat, pontoon boat, speed boat, or fishing boat and camp your way. Set up a tent or sleep in the comfort of your own houseboat or cabin cruiser. While maintaining the spirit of “roughin’ it” style camping, convenient amenities are also offered on the majority of the campsites. Restroom facilities, picnic tables, shade cabanas, and built-in charcoal barbecues are installed at most locations.
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Bureau of Land Management Boat-In Campsites
Arizona State Parks Boat-In Campsites
|Campground||# of Sites||GPS Coordinates|
|AZ State Parks Boat-In Camping Sites|
|Benson Bay||1||34.355567, -114.176067|
|Burro Bay||3||34.359250, -114.183600 34.360267, -114.182850 34.358633, -114.180483|
|Dino Bay||3||34.360733, -114.188733|
|Hard Landing||1||34.358883, -114.183967|
|Rattlesnake Cove||5||34.357767, -114.180083 34.358117, -114.179450 34.357967, -114.178233 34.357800, -114.177917 34.356450, -114.175967|
|Red Rock Cove||2||34.366183, -114.200283 34.366033, -114.200367|
|Three Dunes||16||34.363983, -114.197150 34.363400, -114.197133 34.362883, -114.197850 34.362233, -114.197967 (2 sites) 34.361383, -114.196817 (2 sites) 34.362517, -114.196333 34.362850, -114.196033 34.362333, -114.195317 34.362117, -114.195383 34.362000, -114.195200 34.361917, -114.194667 34.362033, -114.194000 34.361800, -114.193983 34.361450, -114.193800|