Cattail Cove State Park
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Introduction

Arizona has much to offer at Cattail Cove State Park, from the beach to getting out on the water at Lake Havasu. This 2,000-acre state park is operated by the Arizona State Parks Board and is located near Mohave County. Bring your camper to stay under the stars at one of the 61 campsites. If you reserve your spot in advance, you can camp along the beautiful water at this well-designed, well-maintained park. Enjoy a broad array of activities that are perfect for all ages from riding a jet ski to fishing. Pack your shoes and bring your water as you take a hike the great trails that overlook the lake with magnificent scenic views. The 45-mile long lake is great to enjoy a variety of water sports. From fishing for largemouth and striped bass, channel and flathead catfish, bluegill and crappie. RV camping is good as it gets at this state park as Cattail Cove sits right on Lake Havasu providing campers a great beach, tranquil waters and a perfect place to view Arizona’s wildlife. This park will exceed your expectations and is pet, kid, family, and group friendly. Reserve your camping spot today and spend a wonderful day enjoying the park!

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Transportation in Cattail Cove State Park

Driving

Set out in your RV camper to Cattail Cove State Park! This is a beautiful state park is located near Lake Havasu City and the short ride is well worth it. Conveniently located off of Arizona State Route 95, Cattail Cove State Park is in the southern area of Mohave County. From Lake Havasu City, the park is an estimated 19 miles and roughly 8 miles from Parker Strip. Get ready to be impressed by the facilities, the ambiance, and the staff. If traveling to L.A., it’s a great place to stop in your motor home on your way!

Parking

Once you arrive at Cattail Cove State Park, there is an entrance fee to the park in addition to your reservation fee. Past campers rave about the park staff and how helpful they are to visitors so don't forget to stop by the Visitors Center on your way in. The state park provides campsites that are pull-through and back-in parking. As you tour the park, you’ll see that the employees take pride and ownership in their home away from home. There is something for everyone at this great state park. For day visitors a large parking lot is located near the boat launch.

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Campgrounds and parking in Cattail Cove State Park

Campsites in Cattail Cove State Park

Reservations camping

Cattail Cove State Park Campground

Pack your bags and head out to Cattail Cove State Park at one of the 61 RV campsites. This nicely laid out campsite provides great space between the sites, electric and water hookups, along with a fire ring and picnic table. Reservations are strongly encouraged but not mandatory as sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis if not reserved.

From April through September, the campground requires a two-night minimum stay for weekend camping as you must stay both Friday and Saturday night. For the holiday weekends of Memorial, Labor, and Columbus, there is a three-night minimum stay for the weekends, and you must reserve Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for those dates.

A bathhouse provides showers and flush toilets, and there is a dump station on the campground. Many of the sites are shaded and perfect for a campfire under the stars. Bring sturdy shoes to wear around your campsite as the park is 90% dirt and gravel. The campground provides camp hosts to help keep the campgrounds well maintained for all visitors to enjoy. A great place to check out, make plans to visit Cattail Cove State Park for your next RV camping experience!

First-come first-served

First-Come, First-Served

Reservations are strongly encouraged but not mandatory as sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis if not reserved.

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Seasonal activities in Cattail Cove State Park

In-Season

Water Sports on Lake Havasu

Get out on the water! Formed when the Colorado River was dammed near Parker, Lake Havasu is a 45-mile long lake that provides you with endless water sport options. Enjoy an afternoon having fun as you sail on your boat for some tranquil time at the lakes’ quiet coves. If you are more adventurous during your vacation hop on a jet ski or water ski and explore all the lake has to offer.

Swim

Catch some rays at Cattail Cove State Park, you will find a designated swimming area for visitors to use next to the park's beautiful white sand beach. Swimming is allowed only by the shoreline, but be aware that the lake’s bottom tends to be rocky so pack your water shoes to protect your feet. Swim at your own risk as there are no lifeguards stationed at Lake Havasu and do not swim near boat ramps or docks.

Dog Beach

Fido is welcomed at Cattail Cove State Park! The park has its own dedicated beach for our four-legged friends to frolic on the sand, enjoy the sunshine and take a dip in the designated swimming area. Located right off from the boat dock, this beach is rocky so plan to wear your river shoes. A great meeting place to find other pet lovers at the campground, make sure to pack your dog toys for a great afternoon with man’s best friend.

Off-Season

Fishing

Cast your cares away while out on Lake Havasu while fishing for largemouth and striped bass, flathead catfish, bluegill and crappie. Get out in the blue water on your boat as you take in the majestic, scenic view of the water. Great for anglers of all ages over 10 years old, this pastime is a great way to relax and catch your breath. There is a fish cleaning station located at the park making preparing lunch or dinner a breeze!

Hike The Trails

Get out in the fresh air and explore Arizona’s awesome trail system. The Whytes Retreat Trail is a half-mile trail that is easy for all to enjoy while taking in the gorgeous views of the lower portion of the Colorado River, the Whitsett Pumping Station, and Parker Dam. Other trails include Ted’s Trail, Wayne’s Way Trial, Ripley’s Run, Sandpoint Lookout, and Three Dunes. All vary in difficulty and range in distance from half-mile trails to almost four miles.

Arizona’s Wildlife

Explore and view Arizona’s majestic wildlife while camping in your RV. The area’s hot, dry, sunny climate attracts species that you don’t want to miss. Walk the trails or along the lakeside to view area birds such as Snowy Plover, Gambel’s quail, Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Mallard Ducks, and hummingbirds. Grab your camera to capture larger animals like the bighorn sheep, bobcats, and coyotes. Due to the wildlife, if traveling with pets, make sure to bring them inside the camper at nighttime.

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