Lake Havasu is famous as the site of London Bridge, but there is more to this central section of River Country than transplanted bridges. The upper end of the lake is in Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for waterfowl and a paddler’s paradise. Boaters, sailors, anglers, and other water sports enthusiasts, all enjoy the impounded waters of the lake, formed by Parker Dam. There are campgrounds along the lakeshore and the river, above and below the dam. A tributary of the Colorado, the Bill Williams River, has been dammed to create Alamo Lake.
The state park here is a good jumping off point for exploring the nearby desert wilderness areas. Cultural attractions include the Creative Cultural Center in Lake Havasu City, where year-round events feature Native American and Southwestern arts and crafts, traditional dancing, and storytelling. You can also visit the tribal museum on the Colorado River Indian Reservation, just south of Parker. It represents the Navajo, Hopi, Mohave, and Chemehuevi tribes. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Lake Havasu, Cattail Cove, Buckskin Mountain, La Paz County Park, Alamo Lake State Park, Painted Rock Petroglyph, Centennial County Park.
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