Founded in 1964, Lake Havasu City was incorporated in 1974, and currently has a population of approximately 52,000 +. Located in Arizona’s Mohave County, Lake Havasu City sits at an elevation of 575 feet. Its seasonal climate ranges from 45° - 69° F in the winter, 60° - 88° F during the spring, 82° - 110° F in the summer and 52° - 90° F during the fall, with a total average precipitation of 2.67 inches.
Lake Havasu City is home to the famous London Bridge. The London Bridge celebrated its official grand opening at its Arizona home in October 1971.
Lake Havasu City is just two and a half hours drive (153 miles) from Las Vegas Nevada, three hours from Phoenix, Arizona (208 miles) and five hours from Los Angeles, California (298 miles).
Lake Havasu is 45-miles long, located on the California and Arizona border. Initially a segment of the Colorado River, the construction of Parker Dam in 1938 created the popular lake. Parker Dam's primary function is to provide reservoir water storage for California and Arizona. Yet, long ago skiers and fishermen discovered other uses for the blue waters of Lake Havasu.
Havasu Balloon Festival January 2013