Visiting the Lighthouses of Lake Havasu

The Lighthouses of Lake Havasu are interesting to see. When you think of lighthouses you more than likely don’t think of Arizona! But along the 400-mile shoreline of Lake Havasu on the Arizona/California border, you’ll find more lighthouses than can be found in any other area of the country, 28 to be exact.

The Lights

These replica lighthouses were modeled after actual lighthouses found on the East and West Coasts as well as around the Great Lakes. On the Arizona (East) side of the lake you’ll find East Coast lighthouses, on the California (West) side of the lake you’ll find West Coast lighthouses. Around the island created by Lake Havasu’s London Bridge, you’ll find Great Lakes lighthouse replicas.

Buffalo Main Lighthouse Replica is 21′ tall and located at the Southwest entrance to the Bridgewater Channel.
This Great Lakes Light is a replica of the Split Rock Lighthouse. It is 21′ Tall and is located on the Northwest corner of the the Island
Vermilion Lighthouse Replica is located on the North side of the Island
Alpena Lighthouse Replica located on the Island’s West Side.

Lisa and I spent a day out trying to find as many of the lighthouses as we could. We managed to make it to 13 out of the 28. Only visiting the Arizona side we found out that it can be a bit of a challenge to hit all the lighthouses since they are made for boaters, some you can’t get to by land. Some are on private property, and some are in the state park. The lighthouses in this article are fairly easy to find and get to. You’d need to be a bit more adventurous to get to the other 15.

Point Gratiot Replica Lighthouse. The light is operational and was dedicated on January 23, 2015 Located on the Island’s West Side
The Lake Havasu Marina Lighthouse is the only lighthouse on the lake that is not modeled after another light.

The Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club builds and maintains all of the lighthouses. Instead of simple navigational aids, the club thought elegant lighthouses would make an already adventurous boating experience on Lake Havasu even more beautiful and unique.

The Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club is a nonprofit group of independent citizens, dedicated to the preservation, improvement and promotion of Lake Havasu.

Currituck Lighthouse Replica is located at the Southeast Corner of the Bridgewater Channel.
Wind Point Lighthouse Replica is located on the Island’s West Side at Site Six.
Fire Island Lighthouse Replica is Located at Piccadilly Point South of Rotary Park.
Robert Manning Lighthouse Replica is located on the island at the entrance to the Crazyhorse Campground Marina. The operational light is 20′ tall.
This Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Replica is 30’ tall and because the original light is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States this replica will be the tallest on Lake Havasu. This light is located at the entrance to the PWC Ramp at Windsor State Park.
The East Quoddy Lighthouse Replica is located at Windsor State Beach #4 on the mainland side of the Bridgewater Channel.

Conclusion

We always love checking out interesting “trails” The Lighthouses of Lake Havasu is no exception. It was a fun day seeing some cool replicas of lighthouses we haven’t even had the opportunity to see in other parts of the country yet.

See some other trails we’ve toured during our travels:

What interesting places have you been to and can recommend? We’re always looking for neat out-of-the-way places to put on our list of must-sees. Thank you for reading our article. If you have any comments or questions we’d love to hear from you below.

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