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|
|Use Level:||Medium – High|
|Dogs Allowed:||Yes – Pets not allowed on developed beaches|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Electrical Hookups|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-round|
|Geo Coordinates:||34.352674, -114.168137|
|Nearest City/Town:||Lake Havasu City, Arizona|
|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.
|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.
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