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