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Old 11-13-2014, 02:14 AM   #1
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Lake Havasu City Your Premier Winter Destination

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So how many of you have been to Lake Havasu City?? Just curious to Know. Thought I'd share some of my Lake Havasu photos. One of the cheaper snowbird destination in the US. Just a 2 drive from the excitement of Vegas, right on the California Arizona border, about an hour from Laughlin, Nevada and the official studios of the Wheel Of Fortune Game Show. Temps here are in the mid 70's to low 80's all winter and plenty of golf and fishing to go around. Almost never a day of rain in sight. Easy access to i-40. RV parks can be a bit pricy. While you can't Boon Dock in the city there are lots of Boon Docking sites in Parker. Renting a private lot is even better. Plenty of great restaurants, and major shopping right in the city and 2 hours south to Yuma. it's well worth checking out your options. I highly suggest Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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Yep, great place! We liked it so much we moved here 14 years ago...
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And some nearby attractions are of course the London Bridge, Topoc 66, Desert Bar, Oatman, the BallonFest in Jan, Winterfest in Feb and so much more!

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I'm not sure what you're trying to show in your posted pictures. They're not a good representations of the city, water and RV parks.
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The sad thing is, I remember when many o those buildings were under construction (yes, I had many an ice cream from the London bus). I grew up spending summers there starting in '79, and my folks still spend the summers there (and then when it gets chilly in winter, they go south to Mexico).

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And some nearby attractions are of course the London Bridge, Topoc 66, Desert Bar, Oatman, the BallonFest in Jan, Winterfest in Feb and so much more!

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I'm not sure what you're trying to show in your posted pictures. They're not a good representations of the city, water and RV parks.
These are not wonderful pictures I know. Just my way of saying I am very proud to be a winter time Lake Havasu resident, and here is the proof I've been there. LOL 😆


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Cheap?? Not my experience. Where do you stay cheap? Define cheap please.
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Cheap?? Not my experience. Where do you stay cheap? Define cheap please.
Like I said the RV parks can be a bit pricey. I don't bother with the parks. I rent a private 1/2 acre lot near North Palo Verde Ave. I pay $300 per month which includes all hookups or $1200.00 for the whole season. Not bad when I have a whole half acre to myself, especially in Lake Havasu. Problem is boon docking is a violation of local ordinances here it is not allowed. People have private RV pads for rent. You just have to advertise on Craigslist that you want one and haggle with them until you reach an agreeable price. It's best to set aside a winter spot during the summer months. Because now everything is full and finding a last moment spot would be impossible since everything is booked for the winter.


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We love to spend part of March in Lake Havasu fishing for Bass. I catch the bait fish and hubby the bass (LOL). Then amble towards Lake Mead, Vegas up to Mesquite then homeward bound. Lovely place to spend some time.

Have stayed at the SP but prefer to boondock a little further away.

By the way I heard that when they bought the London Bridge they bought the wrong one so if that's the case, it's not the true London Bridge but the other one. Just a bit of trivia if anyone cares to look into the history of it's purchase.
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I love it here

I moved here 10+ years ago from the Niagara Falls NY area. It does get warm in the summer, but from now until April or so it should really be nice. I sure would rather rake the rocks in my yard smooth than shovel snow and mow grass.
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The London Bridge story is an old myth... where they claim that McColluch thought he was buying Tower Bridge. But just one look at Tower Bridge tells you that not only would it have been far too large and overbearing a bridge for the project... there is really no practical way to break it down and move it in the way they did the old London Bridge.

Back in the day, you could still see the markings from the rebuild on the individual stones...and there was a very faux Olde English Towne on the northeast bank...but I think that's all gone now.

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Things certainly change with time. We used to go to Havasu back in the late '50s, early '60s. My father liked a place called Black Meadow Landing where we would camp & fish. I remember it was a windy dirt road through a canyon that led to the camp. Back then it was good bass & crappie fishing. I haven't been there since probably '62.
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I would agree that Lk Have would be a nice place to winter if you like the desert and want to explore it some. Seems there is at least one boat mfg that you can tour also. I started going there before the bridge and remember seeing all the stones in a field with numbers on them, then the trench being dug. I remember the story about the Tower Bridge also. That thing would have been awesome out there. The summertime crowd is very "entertaining" with some real eyeopening views.
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