Lake Mohave’s 237 miles of shoreline can be enjoyed year ’round as days are almost always sunny. The terrain surrounding the lake varies from sheer cliffs of multicolored rocks to sandy beaches and secluded coves.
Noted for its water sports – swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating and fishing – Lake Mohave also offers other recreation. Ancient Indian petroglyphs and other historical phenomena lure hikers into the mountains.
Interesting Sights and Side Trips
Davis Dam, which creates Lake Mohave, was completed in 1953. This earth and rock structure is 200 feet high and contains 3,642,000 cubic yards of material. Self-guided tours of the dam and the power plant may be taken.
Oatman, a quaint mining town located a few miles south of the resort is populated by burros! These descendants of the sturdy pack animals used by the early day miners now wander the streets mingling with the residents and tourists soliciting handouts.
Lake Havasu City, home of the London Bridge, is just a 1 1/2 hour drive from the resort. This bridge was actually dismantled, transported and re-assembled as the centerpiece of an authentic English village recreated on the banks of the Colorado River. The village’s shops, restaurants and pubs are well worth a visit.
If you are driving west of the resort toward the main highway to Las Vegas, a detour up Christmas Tree Pass will lead you to some especially fine petroglyphs carved by Indian tribes. The road through the pass is unpaved.
If you wish to try your hand at the gaming tables, Laughlin, Nevada has several busy casinos that are located just ten minutes from the resort.