Lake Havasu City SARA Park, Arizona

by Will

Lake Havasu City Near The London Bridge

Lake Havasu City Near The London Bridge

This RV park is directly across the road from SARA Park, at the southeast end of Lake Havasu City. SARA stands for Special Activities and Recreation Area and this park features several good hiking trails, a model RC airplane runway and helicopter landing pad, baseball diamonds, The Havasu Speedway race car track, a BMX track, dog park, rollerblade (in-line skating) hockey rink, and a shooting range. That said, it’s not the place to camp if you’re seeking peace and quiet. However, if you want easy access to the south end of town, you can’t do better than camping here.

RV Park GPS Coordinates: N 34 27.037’ W 114 14.633’

Elevation: 1088

Directions: In Lake Havasu City take Hwy 95 south heading to the very south end of town. Turn left (north) just after the “Welcome to Lake Havasu City” sign - which is almost directly across from the south entrance to SARA Park, on the right. This BLM road leads to several good campsites.

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Lake Havasu City SARA Park RV Camping Journal

March 27th, 2012

This RV park is just plain convenient. It’s the closest boondocking camping area to a town that I’ve seen. I can even see the town houses because I’m camped just a short distance from them. Bashas Grocery Store is only 2 miles away. Not surprisingly, this is the noisiest boondocking campsite I’ve found. I’m very close to the highway, which can be quite busy much of the time.

Weather: It’s been mostly sunny with highs in the 70s, and lately a few days in the low to mid 80s. Within the

past week nighttime temps have only been down into the high 50s to low 60s. No rain, except for that which fell with the late winter storm about a week ago. This storm brought rain on a couple days and it was much cooler with highs in the 50s. This is a windy spot to camp in. I had several days with 20+ mph winds. There were only a couple times when it appeared to be dead calm. There’s more wind up here at this slightly higher elevation than in town.

Cell Signal: Excellent Verizon cell phone service here. Verizon mobile broadband internet is working very good, after a call to tech support. I had to change some settings in the VZ Access Manager software to get the internet working. I’ve been using the external antenna and it’s very fast here.

Wildlife: I’ve seen small lizards, and very large ones recently while hiking – chuckwallas I believe. There’s also many gambel's quail, a few roadrunners, humming birds, ducks on the lake, squirrels, many rabbits, a couple beehives, and several more varieties of birds.

Insects: No problems at camp. I can open roof vents (with no screens on them) with no problem. I saw maybe 2 flies. I got stung by something while hiking – I had a stinger in my chin that I didn’t even notice at first, from a bee or wasp perhaps. It swelled up some making a red bump that’s pretty much disappeared now.

RV Park Rating: 6 out of 10. It’s a convenient place to camp that’s very close to town and to several great hikes from SARA Park. However, there’s no peace and quiet to be found here and it’s too close to the highway. It's fine for short stays.

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Mar 07, 2015
Good to know
by: Will

Thanks for the info. I saw the firework show too. I was inside the park sitting in the bleachers. It was extremely loud being so close to the launch area! But the views were incredible! By far the best fireworks show I've seen!

Mar 05, 2015
Trust Land
by: Greg - Sock Monkey Trekker

I boondocked at this spot in Feb 2015. It was great. It is Arizona Land Trust property and as such you need a $20 permit to use it. You can purchase the permit on-line (I'm pretty sure).

I was there during the big SARA Park firework show and there were hundreds of RVers boondocking in that area.

No one I talked to had the land trust permit, but I am guessing when it's not packed like that you will stick out more and a permit would be a smart think to get, unless you want to pay the fine.

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