5 Best Lake Havasu RV Parks
Are you looking for the best Lake Havasu RV parks for your winter retreat? Look no further! Today we’re sharing 5 of the top parks you’ll find in this awesome desert destination.
We’ve spent many winters in Lake Havasu and love all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. There’s also a lot of free camping nearby. At the end of this list we’ll share our favorite Lake Havasu free campsite with you!
In addition to the price, amenities and camper feedback, we’ll also rate each park with a unique “Lake Havasu RV Parks Vibe” score. This score will give you an overall sense of the RV park experience.
Let’s dive in!
Cattail Cove State Park
Why You’ll Love It: State Parks almost always have more “nature vibes” than traditional RV parks. Cattail Cove State Park is no different. While all sites have water & electric, this lake front park also has a lot of scenery.
The state park offers multiple hiking trails, a dog friendly beach and boat launching access.
If you want to be in the Lake Havasu area, but not in the middle of the action, Cattail Cove will provide the spot you’re looking for.
What’s The Word: Zamia Ventures on Campendium says, “The park may not be a top destination in itself, but it is a great choice in western Arizona. There are some hiking trails accessible directly from the campground, and the surrounding area has many OHV trails if that’s your thing. The campground is extremely clean and well-maintained.”
Lake Havasu RV Parks Vibe Score: 7.5/10 Great park on the water, but no sewer at campsites and a drive into town.
Pirate Cove RV Resort
Price: $50 and up
Why You’ll Love It: This is a true RV resort…and the closest thing to a desert oasis that we’ve ever seen. Located on the Colorado River – that feeds into Lake Havasu – Pirate Cove RV Resort offers great access to waterfront activities and off road exploring.
There is a restaurant, bar and store on site. We hear this can be the ideal party destination during peak season. During off season it seems pretty chill.
What’s The Word: Herb on Yelp says, “Amazing place to camp, we had a group of 4 trailers, full hookups, on a private peninsula right on the water with our own beach. Don’t have a trailer or truck, no problem, they rent out trailers or there’s cabins too. Can’t wait to come back!”
Lake Havasu RV Parks Vibe Score: 8.4/10 If you’re looking for a different RV park experience, give Pirate Cove a try!
Havasu RV Resort
Price: Varies (you can rent from club owners)
Why You’ll Love It: The location of Havasu RV Resort is ideal. It’s in the heart of all the action. In fact, it’s only six miles from the famous London Bridge.
These lots are deeded and individually owned – perfect for snowbirds looking for a home base. While the resort doesn’t cater to short term site rental, Havasu RV Resort is a solid option for a long term stay.
What’s The Word: Eagle4 on Campground Reviews says, “The park is one that you can purchase a site and put any improvements on that you wish, such as a casita or garage, etc. Supposedly you can contact the owner of one of the sites and rent from them directly, but we were unable to find one available.”
Lake Havasu RV Parks Vibe Score: 6.8/10 Nice for the long term stay!
Havasu Falls RV Resort
Price: $40 and up
Why You’ll Love It: This conveniently located RV park has large, level pads with full hook ups. It might not be the most scenic park in the area, but it’ll give you everything you need to recharge after a stretch of boondocking.
The heated swimming pool seems to be the favorite amenity of Havasu Falls guests.
What’s The Word: Sue123 from Campground Reviews says, “Modern, clean rv park with good hookups, level concrete pads and nice facilities. Designed for big rigs. Absolutely no junk or old units like you find in most rv parks in Lake Havasu.”
Lake Havasu RV Parks Vibe Score: 7.4/10 Basic RV resort amenities with a good location!
Islander RV Resort
Price: $52 and up
Why You’ll Love It: This lake front RV resort offers it all! They have 1.5 miles of shoreline, heated pool and spa, adjacent golf course, outdoor games and a beautiful club house.
Famous RVers (now sailors), Gone With The Wynns, stayed at Islander RV Resort in 2012 and had great things to say about it!
What’s The Word: BRK on Campground Reviews says, “This site is about 10 minutes by car to the London Bridge with restaurants and boat rentals. There is a nice bike trail around the island which will also get you to the London Bridge. The staff is helpful, easy to work with, and friendly.”
Lake Havasu RV Parks Vibe Score: 9.6/10 You’ll pay a premium, but Islander RV Resort is the best park in town!
Remember the FREE Camping
Lake Havasu is also host to many awesome free campsites. Below we’ll share the deets of our favorite spot called Craggy Wash!
Free Camping Location: Craggy Wash, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
GPS: 34.5935, -114.3619
Ideal for: Group camping, desert sunsets & proximity to Lake Havasu
Craggy Wash Overview: We really enjoyed the vibe of free camping at Craggy Wash. Lake Havasu is a nomad hotspot, so we were able to meet and socialize with many new friends. And, even though socializing was fun, we had a decent amount of privacy at our spot. The site offers no amenities, but nearby gas stations offer dump stations.
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