Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
P.O. Box 316, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86405| Map |
One of four large reservoirs on the Colorado River, Lake Havasu is a year-round destination that is especially popular with snowbirds from the north who visit for the mild weather. But, Lake Havasu also attracts families who enjoy the outdoors. Things to do with kids in Lake Havasu, AZ include boating, swimming and fishing. The lake covers 35 miles of the river along the Arizona and California border, with much of it hugging rugged mountains, making it inaccessible by car. However, most people go to Lake Havasu State Park, where they can enjoy family-friendly beaches, nature trails, boating and camping. Two towns -- Parker and the larger Lake Havasu City -- provide lodging, shopping and other services. Lake Havasu City, situated on the east side of the lake, has lakeside access and is the hub for shopping and dining as well as golfing at the area’s four courses.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
While in the Lake Havasu area, families should make a point to visit Parker Dam and Hoover Dam. At these locations, they can learn how the reservoir was built. A day trip to one or both of the dams is a fun and educational family outing.
Address: P.O. Box 316, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86405| Map