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Cattail Cove State Park

Located near the desert tranquility of Lake Havasu, Cattail Cove State Park is a great getaway in western Arizona that’s far enough from civilization but easy to get to and enjoy. Here are three reasons it makes a great Arizona destination.

Cattail Cove State Park: Top 3 Reasons to Visit

1 | Beaches in Arizona?

Arizona isn’t a state known for its beaches, but it should be. Here at Cattail Cover State Park, you’ll find one of the best beaches the state has to offer and proof that landlocked doesn’t mean beach-less.

Cattail Cove State Park

Cattail Cove State Park is known for its big, white sand beach that runs along the shore of Lake Havasu. This is one of the best places in Arizona to enjoy swimming, beach-side sunbathing and water activities of all kinds.

You’ll also find excellent fishing. Cattail Cove State Park is especially known for its bass fishing. The lake is stocked with largemouth and striped bass. You’ll also find channel and flathead catfish, bluegill and crappy.

2 | Camping for All Tastes

The 2,000-acre park has 61 campsites, most of which are located near the lake’s beach. Cattail Cove State Park has an award-winning campground that’s convenient, modern and easy to enjoy. The roads are paved and there’s plenty of space, especially in the upper portion.

The sites are well-maintained, the bathroom and showers are clean, and there are amenities of all kinds available. Best of all, nearly all of the sites are shaded by trees. There are also ports for houseboats.


3 | Desert Beauty

The beach is lively and the campground is modern, but if you really want to get away from it all and see some true desert beauty, Cattail Cove State Park has that as well.

There are trails all over the park that offer you a variety of different terrain to enjoy. Some trails take you along the side of the lake while others offer rugged adventures into the surrounding hills. Whytes Retreat Trail is a lakeside hike that gives you views of the lake, the Colorado River, and Parker Dam. At one point, the 1.5-mile trail brings you to an area of rolling hills and a gorge that’s quite an epic sight to behold.

Cattail Cove State Park: Fun on Lake Havasu

Cattail Cove State Park Boating and Jet Skiing

Cattail Cover State Park is located right on Lake Havasu, a long, 45-mile lake created by Parker Dam stopping up the Colorado River that’s right on the border between California and Arizona. It’s great for desert lovers and water lovers alike.

It’s a particularly nice camping spot for snowbirds. Temperatures stay moderate all year around so it’s a great place to escape the cold. It won the Bronze Award for RVWest Magazine’s Favorite Snowbird RV Park or Campground in Arizona.

The park is easy to find, just off I-95. There are no rough roads to go over. Lake Havasu City is about 15 miles for the park, so campers there can enjoy the nearby shopping and restaurants.