Lake Havasu City
Home of some of the most spectacular scenery in the southwest, Lake Havasu City, Arizona is located on the beautiful Colorado River. Our pleasant climate makes Lake Havasu City a haven for water sports lovers and a breathtaking location for outdoor enthusiasts.
Lake Havasu is both a water lover's paradise and a desert lover's dream. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Lake Havasu is ideal for golf, tennis and desert tours. More than 400 miles of stunning coastline will refresh you with exceptional watersports, including fishing, water skiing or boating. Or, if you prefer, explore the lake from the beautiful beaches, campsites and hiking trails.
Lake Havasu City was established in 1964 by Robert P. McCulloch. On one of his frequent flights over the area, McCulloch had his pilot land so that he could survey the area more closely. What was initially purchased as a perfect location to test his outdoor motors, later became a growing opportunity for an entire community. As a result, Lake Havasu City was incorporated in 1978. What was once an old mining town established in the early 20th century was now a perfect spot for vacationing in as well as raising a family.
McCulloch went on to purchase one of Lake Havasu's most popular tourist attraction, the London Bridge, which crosses the canal that leads from Lake Havasu (on the Colorado River) to Thompson Bay. Opened to the public in October 1971, London Bridge is the perfect backdrop for the English Village that has grown up around it. Come explore its Tudor-style buildings and charming shops that will make you feel like you stepped back in time to Medieval England.
So, whether you are looking for outdoor fun or a piece of history, Lake Havasu City is for you. Come and experience it for yourself!
City of Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu Convention and Vistors Bureau