Cattail Cove State Park offers a medium-sized heavily developed RV and tent campground near the Arizona shores of Lake Havasu, as well as boat-in beach camping. The main campground is primarily an RV campground, although tent camping is permitted. Lake Havasu is extremely popular for boating and fishing and provides access to 32 boat-in campsites that are located along the shores the of the lake, including the popular Three Dunes Campground, which is located in the park.

All of the developed campsites at Cattail Cove State Park offer fire rings, a picnic table, electrical hookups, and access to bathrooms with showers. A dump station is also available for a fee. There are 32 boat-in campsites that have picnic tables and access to vault toilets. Campfires are not allowed at the boat-in campsites.

Cattail Cove State Park Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized & Primitive, Boat-in
Number of Campsites: 61 Developed Campsites & 32 Boat-in Campsites
  • $28/night/vehicle – Standard Campsites
  • $20/night/boat – Boat-in Campsites
Use Level: Medium – High
Dogs Allowed: Yes – Pets not allowed on developed beaches
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: Electrical Hookups
Cell Phone Service: Yes
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open Year-round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 34.352674, -114.168137
Nearest City/Town: Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Elevation: 450 Feet
Location: Mohave County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 7 Miles to Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Cattail Cove State park is located about 10 miles south of Lake Havasu City on US 95.


Phone: (928) 855-1223
Web: Cattail Cove State Park
Reservations: Arizona State Parks Reservations

When To Go

Early Spring – Early Summer & Fall – Lake Havasu is in the Mojave Desert, so it gets very hot in the summer, and is the low season for the area. We recommend going in spring, early summer, and fall as the days will be warm and the nights will be cooler. There will be more activity in the area during these times as well.

Saturday 08/19 0%
High 108° / Low 84°
Abundant sunshine. High 108F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 08/20 20%
High 106° / Low 84°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 106F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 08/21 30%
High 104° / Low 84°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then skies turning partly cloudy late. High 104F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 08/22 0%
High 108° / Low 84°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 108F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 08/23 0%
High 107° / Low 84°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 107F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 08/24 0%
High 107° / Low 84°
Mostly sunny. High 107F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Fishing – Striped and Largemouth Bass as well as Carp are popular catches in Lake Havasu.

Boating – Lake Havasu is directly accessible from the campground and offers great destinations for a day on the lake.

Hiking – There are a few trails that run through the campground.

  • Whytes Retreat Trail: This is an easy 1½ mile hiking trail.
  • Ted’s Trail: ½-mile moderate difficulty hiking trail.
  • Wayne’s Way Trail: Two distances loop trail, either .2 or .9 miles, moderate to difficult.

Image Credits: Bram Willemse via Flickr

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