Standard Wash at Lake Havasu City, Arizona

by Will
(Arizona)

RV Camping Near Standard Wash With Lake Havasu in Background

RV Camping Near Standard Wash With Lake Havasu in Background

RV Camping Near Standard Wash With Lake Havasu in Background
Man Paddle Boarding Lake Havasu with City in Background
Hiking Three Dunes Trail to Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu from Castle Rock

The Standard Wash RV camping area is on BLM land and makes a convenient base camp for exploring Lake Havasu and the Colorado River. The Lake Havasu area is a paradise for outdoor recreation lovers. There are several spectacular hiking trails near town. Swimming, boating, fishing, and sightseeing are all popular activities. The town is chock full of events throughout the year, and there never seems to be a dull moment in this city by the lake.

RV Campsite GPS Coordinates: N 34 24.152’ W 114 10.518’

Elevation: 1035 feet

Campsite Location: This campsite is about 5 miles southeast of Lake Havasu City off Highway 95, and roughly 1 mile southeast of Standard Wash.

More Campsites: There are several more good RV campsites to the northwest closer to Standard Wash, and also to the southeast. These campsites are off primitive BLM roads that branch off Highway 95. The going can be rough on some of these roads and high ground clearance is recommended.

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Standard Wash RV Camping Journal

February 14th, 2012

This is a good spot to camp for a few days with convenient access to Lake Havasu City. There are also some fun hikes here. My Dad and I did the Three Dunes Hike today which involved hiking a wash through a small canyon down to Lake Havasu. We left at 9:30 am and arrived back at the camper around 12:30 pm, so it took about 3 hours out and back.

This campsite is pretty close to Hwy 95 and traffic is visible and audible. There are several other small roads branching off Hwy 95 between here and Lake Havasu City, and several are popular for RV camping. It’s difficult to get far from the highway, which is unfortunate, as most of the roads quickly become too treacherous for big RVs, and especially for those with 2wd, like myself.

Cell Signal: My Verizon cell phone signal is good. Verizon mobile broadband internet does work, though it’s not as fast as it was at my last campsite west of Parker.

Weather: It’s been mostly nice and in the 60s and low 70s. There is more wind here than at my last campsite west of Parker. It’s a few degrees warmer at night due to the higher elevation, but not quite as warm during the day. It has gotten colder the last couple of days with clouds, more wind, and a few sprinkles. A high of 59 is forecast for today, but the sun did come out in the afternoon which warmed things up. Unfortunately it hasn’t yet been dead calm here, so no luck flying my micro RC helicopter (which cannot handle even the slightest breeze).

RV Campsite Rating: 6 out of 10. There’s good hiking, good access to the city, but it’s too windy and too close to the highway. It’s best for en route camping of a few days.

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