Masks are required when visiting our ranger stations, restrooms, stores, or historic buildings. Please also wear a mask while recreating outside if social distancing cannot be maintained. To maintain social distancing and avoid over-crowding, the park may experience temporary day-use closures. No tent camping in the cabin loop. The North Launch Ramp will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m Monday, November 16 through 6 a.m. Thursday, November 19.

Lake Havasu Swimming and Beaches

Lake Havasu swimming and beachesLake Havasu State Park has a large designated swimming area located at the day use beach covered with beautiful white sand, but swimming is allowed along the shoreline. Safety is always our biggest concern, so before you head into the water, here are some tips to help keep you safe.

Swimming

• Swimming is allowed along the shoreline, and although the white sand beaches are typically very soft...you may encounter rocky conditions in the water. That's why we recommend comfortable foot cover and a light mat to put under your towel if you plan to swim outside of the designated swimming area.

• Do not swim near boat ramps or docks.

• The temperature of the water in the Colorado River can vary from temperate in the shallows to near-freezing in open water. if you're concerned about temperature drops in the water, be sure and bring an insulated swimming outfit, like a thermal swimming suit.

• In all situations, swimmers should exercise caution. There is no lifeguard on duty, so swimming is at your own risk.

Beaches

Several beaches are located right in the park and are a relaxing way to spend your time in Lake Havasu City. Please refer to the signage located at each beach for an extensive set of beach guidelines, and pay attention to the following rules that apply to all beaches in the park. 

• No fires at any time on any of the beaches

• There are no lifeguards on duty. Please swim and use beaches at your own risk

• Fill holes and clean area before vacating beach