Many people refer to Topock Gorge as a miniature Grand Canyon with its colorful, steep rocky walls and abundant wildlife. Topock Gorge is a little over four miles long, located approximately three and a half miles south of the I-40 bridge at Topock, AZ. The Gorge is part of the designated Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and a favorite place for boaters, kayakers and canoeists to enjoy the splendor of hundreds of species of birds, big-horn sheep and wild burros. Sandy beaches are in abundance along the shores of the Gorge, and with the heart of the Topock Gorge a no-wake zone, it’s easy to pull up and enjoy the day without the worry of large wakes breaking on the shoreline.
There are many jump rocks along the Topock Gorge, both on the Arizona and California sides of the shorelines. And with the waters at least ten degrees cooler than Lake Havasu itself, the Topock Gorge is a respite for locals and visitors alike during the dog-days of summer.
Managed by: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Accessibility: Boat only
Distance from London Bridge (Bridgewater Channel): 13.5 nautical miles (15.5 miles)