The best camping near Lake Havasu State Park

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Desert's Edge at Lake Havasu

1 site · RV1 acre · Lake Havasu City, AZ
Located just a few minutes from nearby Lake Havasu City, Desert's Edge is set on a one-acre parcel within the Mohave County community of Crystal Beach. With construction only recently completed, the property has been graded and developed specifically with the RV campsites in mind. There is over 1/2 acre dedicated to the camping area, making Desert's Edge an excellent location for a private group gathering, or just one big campsite all to yourself. Learn more about this land: You're a couple of minutes from the Castle Rock Bay kayak launch and the beautiful backwaters of the Colorado River. You're just a few steps from the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge where you can enjoy hiking and sightseeing amongst the wild burros that call this place home. Guests will have immediate access to the Arizona Peace Trail and surrounding sand dunes for unlimited UTV and off-road fun. Relax in the country setting with horses as your closest neighbors. Wake to the sounds of roosters crowing along with a multitude of desert-dwelling birds. The night skies are perfect for stargazing as you sit beside the campfire. Desert's edge has a primary site reserved for a single RV, plus an adjacent second site that can be reserved when groups of family or friends with two RV's wish to camp side by side and share in the fun!
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Magic in the Mohave

1 site · RV, Tent40 acres · Yucca, AZ
This is a peaceful campsite in the middle of North Americas largest Joshua Tree forest. There are saguaro cactus covered mountains nearby and an abundance of desert wildlife all around. Mountain views in every direction. Come explore this huge property and immerse yourself in nature.
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Lake Havasu-Donkey Acres Hipcamp

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Lake Havasu City, AZ
Learn more about this land: A more private setting than a campground. Minimal lighting from surroundings to enjoy the desert moon and sky at night. Close to many activities to include hiking trails, off-roading, biking, paddle boarding, swimming, boating, and more.We have our property that is made up of one acre of land. Our home is on the south half (upper level) and the north half, which is roughly half of the acre is mostly flat and somewhat level. Two sites available, Site (1) on upper level has (full hookup) 50A electric, water, sewer. Site (2) is on lower level and has 30A electric and water, no sewer. For any questions text or call (928)706-3730.
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LAKESIDE GLAMPING

5 sites · Lodging1 acre · Lake Havasu City, AZ
Learn more about this land:Explore the outdoors right on the river of Parker or Lake Havasu with a luxury camping experience multiple packages to choose from from just a necessities to a full-service luxury vacation with everything planned and included from memory foam beds , air conditioner, games fire pit paddle boards boat rentals anything you need to simplify your vacation experience contact us for details and let us help you camp in style! Desertbohoevents
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Wits End Ranch

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Yucca, AZ
"Thar's gold in them thar hills" could've been coined right here.  There are gold mines and evidence of miners picking quartz etc. all around us.  Cairns marked off areas that are still here over a hundred years later.  We are the center of the oldest examples of Arizona cattlemen starting herds right here.  Round-ups and branding still go on every year.  One of the prettiest areas in the state for all kinds of unique boulder and rock formations, flora and fauna.  Wonderful hiking and scenic drives.
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Secluded Alamo Lake Santuary

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents300 acres · Alamo Lake, AZ
Step back in time and explore the rich history of this property, once a mining camp in 1910, now a ghost town. Slated for strip mining in 2015, the land found a new purpose when I purchased it, safeguarding it for the future. Our non-profit is transforming the area into a conservation area with a purpose. Today, the Sonoran Desert Sanctuary is an evolving conservation area and private wilderness retreat for veterans and others challenged by PTSD. As we embark on this journey, we invite you to come and witness the transformation as we grow and evolve. Volunteer opportunities abound for those with a passion for conservation and a love for the desert. Join us in shaping the sanctuary and contributing to the preservation of this unique ecosystem. Your visit and involvement become a part of the story, helping us create a haven for the Sonoran Desert's diverse flora and fauna. The proceeds from your Hipcamp stay go directly to the Anderson-Arroyo Foundation (501c3) and are tax-deductible as a donation. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert landscape, participate in our growth, and leave your mark on the future Sonoran Desert Sanctuary. Visit us and explore the unique blend of history, conservation, and community that defines our special corner of the world. Tours of the ghost town and surrounding canyons are available. You can fish the lake, rent kayaks, go birding, hike, meditate, or bring your telescope for the Class 2 Dark Night skies! 3.5 hours from Phoenix, Vegas. 4 hours from Flagstaff. 2 hours from Lake Havasu or Kingman.
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Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural

10 sites · RVs, Tents75 acres · Essex, CA
Tour the historic one room Goffs Schoolhouse (on the National Register of Historic Places) and enjoy the self-guided walking tour through time exploring the history of the East Mojave Desert including railroad, mining, ranching, homesteading and quirky high desert artifacts like the Mojave Booth, the Mojave Road school bus and the Mojave Cross.
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Havasu Getaways (Parker, AZ)

1 site · RV1 acre · Parker, AZ
Welcome to our RV camping space in Parker, Arizona! If you're looking for a quieter location for your river and desert trip, you've come to the right place. We have two RV spaces available for rent, each equipped with 30 amp/full hookups. Additionally, one of the spaces features a 50 amp outlet for added convenience. Our property is just seconds away from the open desert, offering easy access to the great outdoors. Plus, we're only a minute or two from the river's free public launch ramp in Parker, perfect for water adventures. One of our spaces is covered and can accommodate RVs up to 13 feet tall, providing shade and protection from the sun. The second space is ideal for smaller travel trailers and also offers some shade from the afternoon sun. Whether you're traveling with friends or seeking a private getaway, our RV spaces are the perfect place to build lasting memories. We only book one party at a time, ensuring you have plenty of space and privacy during your stay. Enjoy the shade, extra parking, and complimentary WIFI, as well as access to a washer and dryer for your convenience. Bringing your boat or other desert toys? No problem! Our property can accommodate your outdoor gear with ease. Please note that when booking on this site, you'll be reserving the covered RV space. If you'd like to book the second space for an additional fee or arrange a longer stay, please contact us directly. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further information. We look forward to hosting you for an unforgettable desert getaway!
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Righteous Ranch

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Oatman, AZ
Righteous Ranch is a 5 acre natural desert space with a gorgeous view of the Western Arizona mountains. Located near Kingman and Bullhead City--and only 90 minutes from Las Vegas, Righteous Ranch is nestled at the edge of nature next to wild donkeys and free-roaming cows. Righteous Ranch offers an off-grid escape from civilization and a wild experience. Amenities include two domesticated bus homes, a simple shower, brand new outhouse, a small multi-purpose trailer and a boat-lounge area. With plenty of space to explore, the ranch offers shady spots to cool down during the day and a cozy fireplace to warm your night. Solar panels offer enough power to charge your devices. This space is ideal for: camping, hiking, film productions, small festivals, group retreats, weddings, honey moons, birthday and anniversary parties, team-building weekends, survivalist retreats and just about anything you can imagine. Come and see the stars like you have never seen them before.
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Axiom: Love is all there is

10 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Big River, CA
Axiom is a virtually untouched property in the heart of the Mojave. It is isolated peace and beauty. Axiom is the perfect place to get away from - everything. While the campsite is allowed in a particular area, we have 30 acres you can explore. You will love it as we do.Learn more about this land:Axiom is 30 acres in the heart of the Mojave, close to Lake Havasu and Parker, Arizona on California. Rockhounds love the variety of minerals and rocks. Photographers love it because it is basically an untouched, beautiful raw setting. Others love it because it is isolated and peaceful. Fishing, swimming and boating are available on the Colorado River, 10 miles down the 62, in Big River, California. Lake Havasu is 20 miles away.
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Topock Haven

1 site · RV1 acre · Topock, AZ
This 0.25 acre lot is level to the street with easy access for RV/trailer campers. No tents allowed. Septic tank with water hook-up on lot. No power hook-ups. OHV, hunting, fishing, and boating on the Colorado River are just a few blocks away! Gas station and restaurants/bars are within a mile. Lake Havasu, Oatman, and Laughlin a quick 30-45 minute drive away! This small town is perfect to get away from the city and enjoy nature!
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The Pit Stop of Yucca

6 sites · RVs2 acres · Yucca, AZ
The Pit Stop of Yucca is a simple, affordable , and easy accessible stop just 3 miles Off The Sante Fe Exit. Rest at ease knowing you are welcome on this property and won’t be bothered by any neighbors. Enjoy the desert scenery. We have some awesome Barrel cactus and Yucca Trees! The wild life is under every stone! just 25 miles away you have Lake Havasu State Park. On the eastern banks of Lake Havasu on the California-Arizona border, Lake Havasu State Park offers year-round camping and easy access to all sorts of water activities, including fishing, boating, and swimming. Lake Havasu is also the site of one of the old London Bridges, transported all the way from England to the States and reconstructed over the Colorado River. The Lake Havasu Campground features 53 campsites, all with 50-amp electrical hookups, and many located right on the beach. Lake Havasu inspires visions of turquoise water, sand-crusted swimsuits, and suntanned waterskiers livin’ it up all through the year. This is no fairytale dream, these visions are real, and you can experience them for yourself at Cattail Cove State Park. this 2,000-acre park has been enticing visitors since 1970. The area surrounding the park is great for rock hounds. You’ll find all kinds of treasures, including volcanic rock, geodes, jasper, obsidian, turquoise, and agates.  Pets are allowed. Please make sure you pick up after them.
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The best camping near Lake Havasu State Park guide

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About

On the eastern banks of Lake Havasu on the California-Arizona border, Lake Havasu State Park offers year-round camping and easy access to all sorts of water activities, including fishing, boating, and swimming. Lake Havasu is also the site of one of the old London Bridges, transported all the way from England to the States and reconstructed over the Colorado River. The Lake Havasu Campground features 53 campsites, all with 50-amp electrical hookups, and many located right on the beach. For those who want a few more creature comforts, the park also offers 13 cabins, complete with heating and air-conditioning.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can book a campsite or cabin online through Arizona State Parks or over the phone. Campsites are made available 13 months in advance, at the beginning of each month.
  2. Each campsite can accommodate up to 10 people, but there's an additional per-night fee for extra vehicles.
  3. During the April-September high season, there's a two-night minimum stay for weekend camping (and a three-night minimum on three-day public holiday weekends).
  4. If you can't secure a spot at the Lake Havasu State Park campground, consider a privately run alternative nearby.

When to go

Lake Havasu State Park is open year-round, though the summer months—when kids are out of school—tend to get the largest crowds, despite scorching, 110°F temperatures from June through September. The park has also played host to a variety of events and music festivals over the years, so it’s a good idea to check the park's website ahead of time to see if any special programming will coincide with your stay.

Know before you go

  • You can pick up groceries and supplies in Lake Havasu City, right next to the park. There’s also a small camp store at the visitor center.
  • Dogs are not allowed on beaches and must remain on a leash elsewhere in the park. 
  • Fires are not permitted during periods of high wind, and additional fire bans may be put into place at any time, depending on risks. It's best to check with park rangers for the most up-to-date regulations.
  • Two boat ramps and a personal watercraft ramp are available in addition to boat rentals.

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