Cattail Cove State Park: A Havasu Gem

Just 19 miles south of Lake Havasu City and 8 miles from Parker on Arizona State Route 95, lies a little gem called Cattail Cove State Park.

Whether you’re interested in swimming, fishing or just lounging and relaxing, Cattail Cove State Park offers you and your family a chance to get away and enjoy tranquility along Lake Havasu.

The 2,000-acre park has been operated by the Arizona State Parks Board since 1970.

Although many states in the U.S. are frigid in December, Arizona is not usually one of them.

Unless you seek the high country, like Flagstaff or Prescott. Then all bets are off.

We love those places too, but for one splendid weekend, we sought warmth and was not disappointed.

We enjoyed our stay here and we know you will too. Come see why this beautiful dog-friendly setting draws campers from around the country…

Calico’s reputation as a ghost town is well deserved as there are numerous reports of actual ghosts being sighted. Lucy Bell King Lane, a longtime resident who ran Lucy Lane’s General Store has often been seen in her store.

Margaret Olivier, the last schoolteacher, has been seen teaching in her classroom. Tourists who have talked with Margaret thought she was part of the staff dressed in period costumes, only to find out she has been dead since 1932. There is even the ghost story of Dorsey, the shepherd dog that carried the US Mail between various mines.

Was that really the howling wind that woke us up at 3 a.m. at our Calico campsite, or was it Lucy Lane?

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