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Old 04-02-2016, 12:34 AM   #1
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We are currently snow-birds in Mesa, AZ getting rid to move north for the summer.

Our first stop will be in the lake Havasu area.

Recommendations for places to stay for 1-3 nights, things to see as a tourist and the route appreciated.

We are driving a 43ft Monaco pushing 43000 lbs plus a toad. Is I10 West to 95N into Parker across the dam into Lake Havasu doable and safe in this size rig?

Thanks for any responses and pointers.

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I like Cattail Cove SP outside of Lake Havasu. It's around 12 miles out of town right on the river. Lots of private options but it's been a few years so I'll let someone with more current info chime in on them.


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A couple nice restaurants on the island side of the London Bridge, with views of the water and bridge.

Lots of dry camping in the area. I think there is an Elks lodge in Lake Havasu City if you are a member.

95 from I10 at Quartzite is a good road, no problem. Pilot and other fuel options in Quartzite. We just came that way from Lake Havasu City a couple three weeks ago.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:29 AM   #4
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There aren't too many places in Lake Havasu that you can't go in your rig. All the nice campgrounds are on AZ 95 so you won't need to go over the bridge to the island.

Cattail Cove
Havasu RV Resort
Havasu Falls RV Resort

There are more [Check rvparkreviews.com], but I have only stayed at these three.

All pretty nice, and real big rig friendly. I-10 to Quartzite, AZ-95 to Lake Havasu, are all good roads that get just a little narrow as you pass the south side of the lake...Nothing you can't easily handle in your rig.

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Depending where exactly you are in Mesa....we've always taken Hwy 74 west from Cave Creek (you could use the 101 to I-17 north to 74), so...take 74 west to 60 at Wickenburg then 60 to Salome and 72 through Bouse into Parker. All good roads with a big rig and minimal traffic with nice scenery.

We, too, stay at Cattail Cove State Park. It has some trees and is right on the river - nice. The last time we were there was mid-May and the temps were 115 deg so you might want to plan your exit sooner than that. Havasu gets HOT.
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Is I10 West to 95N into Parker across the dam into Lake Havasu doable and safe in this size rig?

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Yes, It is an easy drive once you get out of Phoenix. My rig is parked at a friend's house near Queen Creek, and we will be returning to AZ and making this drive to Parker in 1-1/2 weeks. The state parks along the river from Parker to LHC are very nice.
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HWY 74 west of of 17 over to catch 60 up thru Wickenburg and over thru Salome is much more enjoyable than I 10 any day of the week. We did that road 3 time this winter as I like it. Also check out the state parks north of Parker. We like Buckskin Mountain and also River Island. You can check availability on line.


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You can't cross the dam with a RV, but your route would not require a crossing, because everything is on the AZ side.


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HWY 74 west of of 17 over to catch 60 up thru Wickenburg and over thru Salome is much more enjoyable than I 10 any day of the week. We did that road 3 time this winter as I like it. Also check out the state parks north of Parker. We like Buckskin Mountain and also River Island. You can check availability on line.


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Thanks for that. I will be staying one night at Covered Wagon RV off I-17. I may look into this option to get to Parker next week. Do you intersect I-10 east of Quartzsite or do you take 72?

+1 for River Island and Buckskin SP's.
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We stayed at Lake Havasu State Park last year. They just added some new sites right on the water, very long and easy access.
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Scotty, you would not get on I10 using the route you mentioned. Stay on the 60, right on 72, pick up 95 into Parker. After Wickenburg it's an easy drive all the way. It's 2 lane, but for the most part you can set your cruise control and motor along.


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Thanks for that. I will be staying one night at Covered Wagon RV off I-17. I may look into this option to get to Parker next week. Do you intersect I-10 east of Quartzsite or do you take 72?

+1 for River Island and Buckskin SP's.

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Scotty, you would not get on I10 using the route you mentioned. Stay on the 60, right on 72, pick up 95 into Parker. After Wickenburg it's an easy drive all the way. It's 2 lane, but for the most part you can set your cruise control and motor along.


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Great. I would like to see some new scenery. Some of my friends in Phoenix said it was a rough road. If you guys have been down it recently in your RV, then that's good enough for me.
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I love Cattail Cove. Blue Water Casino in Parker has an RV park also.
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