"Made from Scratch" Lake Havasu State Park by mrclay2000

Lake Havasu State Park Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 38 photos

An Oilman's Idea

Lake Havasu City grew up as an oasis community in the desert. Though I found the natural formations and castle rocks in the vicinity a charming host at sunset, the town itself is plain by day (but still growing). The Colorado River was again relied upon to provide water for the area lakes, without which this were no city to visit, much less inhabit. To further lure residents, the town planners bought London Bridge, and resorts have since grown up around this famous but oddly-fitted attraction.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Access to water and plenty of lodging
  • Cons:mosquitoes and jack rabbits
  • In a nutshell:Fit for a stopover but not a long stay
  • Last visit to Lake Havasu State Park: May 1999
  • Intro Updated Jan 22, 2003
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2004 at 4:53 PM

    I wondered just exactly where in the States it went to, now I know!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2003 at 12:34 PM

    Looks like me a Robert were in the same boat..We liked the Tower Bridge better! I've got a 20 year old London Bridge magazine that tells about the big move.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2003 at 3:52 PM

    2.5 million seems like a bargain!

  • TinKan's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2003 at 10:02 AM

    I always get a chuckle every time I hear about the London Bridge here. Great photos.

  • heplion's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2003 at 10:15 AM

    Darn, and my trip to London was for naught, I could ahve stayed home and seen the bridge! You are a weatlh of information my friend....

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2003 at 5:55 PM

    Might be worth a stop if I'm in the area but don't think I'd make a special trip.

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2003 at 8:24 AM

    Interesting story.

  • kaloz's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2003 at 9:28 PM

    Tell Robert, I've got a bridge to sell in Brooklyn.

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2003 at 1:48 PM

    I always like to visit oasis city in the desert.

  • asturnut's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2003 at 6:08 PM

    Accurate assessment of the city.


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