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Title: Lake Havasu
Post by: bcaddel on October 20, 2013, 03:52:38 PM
Does anyone have suggestions for where to stay at lake Havasu? We haven't stayed there but have driven by several times and Crazyhorse RV park looked really interesting.

We plan to stay about a week and hoping to get a space right on the water close to one of the boat slips or dock so we can keep an eye on the boat without having to take it out each night. I haven't called the park yet to see if they have any 40' spaces on the water front yet and their web site is very basic without much Info so I was hoping someone has stayed there already and would share their experience.

I noticed the islander RV resort has the 10 years old rule for RVs and Sandpoint RV park restricts boats to 24 ft to reserve a slip. Any input would be very much appreciated. We are planning to spend a week at Havasu then head to lake Mead on the 15th for Vans "Dam Rally" at Lake Mead so November should be a sweet month if the weather holds out for a few more weeks. 

Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: luvrbus on October 20, 2013, 04:22:47 PM
There are plenty of parks on London Bridge road it run along the lake off the main drive if you like dry camping there is always Lake Havasu State Park in town there are several state parks on 95 with hook ups, but you better hurry 1/2 of Canada is here now and the other half is on the way ::)
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: bcaddel on October 20, 2013, 04:48:11 PM
Thanks Clifford, after reading your reply, I called Crazy Horse RV and their reservations are closed for the day but the security guard confirmed your comments... It looks like Beggars cant be Choosers and I need to get on the phone first thing in the morning and see what is actually available and get a reservation.

I dont think there is any problem getting a spot at Lake Mead for the Dam Rally but I think I will take care of that one too just to be sure, I sure would hate to miss out on one of Van's CIA stories by the campfire.

Thanks for the Heads Up
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: bobofthenorth on October 20, 2013, 06:35:44 PM
We've stayed at Crazy Horse a few times.  If they put you down on the water I don't think they have sewer hookups down there.  We asked them about taking our boat one winter - never did it but we asked - as I recall they had some place where we could have left it tied up in the water.  There's used to be a really nice state park a few miles south of town too but something tells me it was a victim of the recession and it is closed now.
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: Ed Hackenbruch on October 20, 2013, 06:49:59 PM
If you stay at Crazy Horse just be sure to take a look for nails before you park. Been a few years since we stayed there but it seems like a lot of people liked to use old pallets in their fires.
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: TomC on October 20, 2013, 08:53:07 PM
We stayed at Crazy Horse right on the beach. They have water and electricity at the sites, but have to dump elsewhere-which doesn't bother me since my tanks can last a week. We were literally across the street from the beach. One camper had his ski boat tied up on the beach when the wind picked up and swamped his boat. Needed a crane to pick it up off the beach. Will stay at Crazy Horse again when we next go to Havasu. Good Luck, TomC
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: bcaddel on October 21, 2013, 08:38:59 AM
We got really lucky. Just called Crazy Horse RV park and the number one spot (space P-12) just opened up and we must have called at the perfect time. Right on the water and very close to the boat slip. She said she was shocked it was available so thanks to Clifford for alerting us to calling right away and beating the other half of Canada that is headed this way.

Tom/Bob you are correct, there isnt any sewer (water & electric only) but I think we can make do with maybe one trip to the dump. As ED says, we will check for nails as fixing a flat tire isn't on my list of things to do while there.

Appreciate all the responces and really looking forward to a sweet 7 days (Nov. 8 thru 15) at Havasu then heading back  up to Lake Mead for Van's "Dam Rally" to top it all off (Nov 15, 16, 17).

I love to fish, but I never catch anything (which works fine for me) but I will be wetting a line daily while there because that is what 65 year old dudes do when around water. We will be hauling the pontoon boat down to Havasu and obviously will have plenty of room if anyone is around and wants to cruise around the lake with the Wife and I on a nice 75 degree afternoon. I have driven over the London Bridge a couple of times but I am anxious to cruise under it for a change.  :o  We ate lunch at a restaurant (mexican I think) and watched the boats cruising under the bridge last summer when it was 115 or more and it wasn't that appealing but 75 or 80 degrees works just fine for us.

Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: TomC on October 21, 2013, 12:54:34 PM
P-12 looks like the ideal spot if you have your boat with you. We stayed at north beach section-like in spot NB-20. Right on the lake, but also subjected to the wind if it kicks up. Good Luck, TomC
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: luvrbus on October 21, 2013, 01:08:40 PM
No rv park in AZ will have sewer on spaces on the water front spaces some had tanks before they had to be pumped out the cost got so high most did away with those it has something to do with 300 or 600 ft thing  our Government is imposing on the campground owners  

It is kinda like owning a piece of property on a Corp of Engineers lake and they tell you don't build or do clearing within 600 ft of the lake on your property you own and pay taxes on that really pisses me off and I paid the price for doing it anyway lol
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: bcaddel on October 21, 2013, 02:21:55 PM
Your explaination is probably much more accurate than mine. I assumed it was simply because S**t flows downhill. Well, come to think of it, that is about the same thing you said.... just you were more politically correct. :D
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: LowTide on October 21, 2013, 03:41:56 PM
We stayed at crazy horse back in the 70's and it was a zoo back then. it sounds like you have been taken care of and you will have a good time there....lots of things to do around there ;)

Oh, watch out for the vinegaroons at night, they resemble a scorpion!

https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+vinegaroon&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=1LFlUsnxL6KGyAG454CADA&ved=0CCkQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=850 (https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+vinegaroon&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=1LFlUsnxL6KGyAG454CADA&ved=0CCkQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=850)

Have a great time, be safe!
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: Van on October 21, 2013, 05:24:37 PM
Bob if you haven't been on the Mead yet, there is nothing nicer than being out there on your own tour ;) ;D
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: bcaddel on October 21, 2013, 05:36:18 PM
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: luvrbus on October 21, 2013, 05:40:21 PM
He can do a tour from Havasu also Van if he comes down the Colorado all the way to Laughlin Nev quite the trip on the Colorado River through AZ,CA and Nev we did it one week end with the grand kids
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: bcaddel on October 21, 2013, 06:03:48 PM
I have done that trip (Hoover dam to lake Havasu) on Jet Skis (it just took 15 years).  The wife and I put a couple of jet skis in the Colorado at Willow Beach and went down to Laughlin last year.

I was the first General Manager of the Avi Casino (the Mojave Indians casino) back during the construction of the project (I think it was '95 or '96). I was there for 6 months and they were long hot summer months and a friend and I rode a couple of jet skis from Laughlin to Lake Havasu, we didnt realize it was such a crazy place for College kids. It was quite a surprise for both of us, but well worth the time and energy. Wish they had digital cameras back then  ::)
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: Ed Hackenbruch on October 21, 2013, 07:45:32 PM
There is, or was, a really good China Buffet just a block or two north of the London bridge.  We used to stop in Havasu when passing thru just to have lunch or dinner.
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: bcaddel on November 08, 2013, 06:04:01 PM
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Hooray! we have made it to Lake Havasu and we are just in the process of setting up camp. I almost ate the big one as the wife was driving the pick up and towing the pontoon boat and it appears I apparently installed the 2" ball for the boat trailer and it was supposed to be the 2 5/16 in ball (yup pretty dumb none). You guessed it, the boat trailer came off when we crossed a railroad crossing and my lovely little wife was driving a pick up truck being chased by a 27' boat. It got a little ugly for a few seconds but thanks to her great reactions and calm head it all ended up well and after a few minutes of a** chewing and apologies from me we got back on the road and made it to our camping spot which is absolutely great. Thanks again to Luvrbus for getting us to make our reservations early before the last few canadians arrived and resulting in us getting the absoultely best spot on the lake.

All Is good- and the temp is abour 85 and looks to stay in the 80's for the entire week we will be here.

Life is Good -  Very Good.
Title: Re: Lake Havasu
Post by: Van on November 09, 2013, 05:19:52 AM
Holy Safety Chain Bob, glad it worked out and no damage, I guess you will be standing for a bit  ;D see ya next weekend.