Cattail Cove State Park invites all watercraft users to enjoy the Colorado River, but we ask that you do so responsibly. That means ensuring that your watercraft meets all of the regulations for motorized and non-motorized watercrafts for your home state. Remember, both Arizona and California share jurisdiction of the Colorado River, so boaters should be familiar with watercraft regulations for both states.
To learn more about the registration, usage, and what type of safety equipment you should bring, visit the Arizona Game and Fish's watercraft information page as well as the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways to make sure you have everything you need before you hit the water.
Cattail Cove has a spacious four-lane boat ramp with 10-minute courtesy dock that can accommodate any size boat, at various lake levels. If you are launching a boat 35' or longer, please call our rangers to get permission before launching.
Boat-in Camping Sites
Cattail Cove State Park has primitive boat-in camping sites with picnic tables, stand-up barbeque and access to pit toilets. There is a garbage can, but please pack out your trash. No firepits or campfires year round. Propane stoves are acceptable. All boat-in camping sites are first come, first served. No saving sites.
Park your vehicle and boat trailer in the parking lot and pay for parking. Find an unoccupied boat-in camping site and pay for camping at the site using the "Iron Ranger." The maximum length of stay is 15 days.
Non-motorized watercraft may launch at the boat ramp.