Introduction to Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, in Mohave county, is 113 miles S of Henderson, Nevada and 125 miles S of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is included in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 41,938 people lived in Lake Havasu City.
Lake Havasu City History
This area began as a mining town in the early years of the 20th century. Lake Havasu was created by the Parker Dam on the Colorado River in 1938. In 1964, Robert P. McCulloch founded Lake Havasu City. He bought 3,500 acres of land on the eastern side of Lake Havasu to develop a planned community. Lake Havasu was incorporated as a city in 1978.
Lake Havasu City and nearby Attractions
- Lake Havasu
- Lake Havasu Golf Course
- Lake Havasu Museum of History
- London Bridge
- Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge
- McCulloch Boulevard
Things To Do In Lake Havasu City
London Bridge is a popular local tourist attraction, standing across a man-made canal that connects Lake Havasu to Thomson Bay. When the bridge was replaced in 1968, the United States bought it from London, England. Through the months of March to September, Lake Havasu is a popular destination for water sports.
Lake Havasu City Transportation
Flights are available from Bullhead International Airport.
Lake Havasu City Higher Education
Mohave Community College, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Loma Linda University provide opportunities for higher education.