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Exploring Lake Havasu
With pristine waters, warm temperatures and 450 miles of shoreline, Lake Havasu is ideal for a warm weather getaway. Here's how to get your feet wet…
The old historic London Bridge was relocated to Lake Havasu City in 1971.
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 Updated at 11:42 AM PDT
Just a five-hour drive from Los Angeles, Lake Havasu City is the perfect road tripping destination for SoCal families.
And with 450 miles of shoreline and 300 days of sunshine a year, it's also the ideal getaway for water, boating and fishing enthusiasts. Let's take a quick look at the best ways to enjoy this beautiful body of water.
The waters of Lake Havasu are sparkling clear and warm, making it one of the country's finest boating lakes. There are no boat size restrictions or speed limits on the lake, meaning it's ideal for everything from high-performance race boats to cruising pontoon boats. Explore hidden coves or head up the Colorado River, which is flanked by dramatic canyons and cliffs and boasts abundant wildlife. Click here to learn more about lake activities and where to rent your boat.
With water temperatures ranging from 75 to 85 degrees, Lake Havasu is perfect for a dip. There are three beautiful public-access beaches located on Lake Havasu, replete with acres of sandy shoreline, playgrounds and picnic areas, where you can venture into the pristine waters. You can even layout next to the world famous London Bridge, which was relocated (brick by brick) to Lake Havasu City in 1971. Or, for a more intimate experience, rent a boat and venture to one of the many secluded beaches or coves lining the lake. Click here to learn more about beach options.
Lake Havasu easily ranks among the finest Arizona fishing lakes and is possibly one of the best fishing lakes in the Southwest. Anglers of all ages and abilities can expect to haul in largemouth bass, striped bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish and flathead catfish with no need to make up fish tales. Fishing is popular on Lake Havasu all year long. Cast your line from one of several free public-access fishing docks and piers or launch your boat from one of the many launch ramps and marinas. Learn more here.
London Bridge Resort
Of course you'll want to stay in plush accomodations. London Bridge Resort is an All-Suite Waterfront Resort poised along Lake Havasu and situated on 110 beautiful waterfront acres, adjacent to the world famous London Bridge and the Bridgewater Channel. The resort features three swimming pools, including Splash Pool with a 92 ft. waterslide, restaurants, bars, business center, fitness center, Bridgewater Links Golf Course, an executive nine hole course with on site pro shop, and complimentary high speed wireless internet. London Bridge Resort is centrally located in the heart of Lake Havasu close to restaurants, shopping, theaters, nightlife, and entertainment. Click here to book your suite.
Of course there is plenty of more run to be had out of the water, too. And with everything from off-roading to cycling, casinos to some the Southwest's best golf courses, you're sure to enjoy bell-to-bell action during your Lake Havasu getaway. Visit golakehavasu.com to plan your road trip.