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Arizona's West Coast Region

Wild Water Sports & Rugged Rivers

Don’t forget your swimsuit when you visit Western Arizona, where the cool, blue Colorado River and the placid waters of many lakes and reservoirs combine to create the perfect climate for fun in the sun.

As you trace the mighty Colorado’s path from the Hoover Dam to Mexico, you’ll fall in love with vibrant communities filled with fascinating museums and attractions, natural wonders and wildlife habitats – and of course, countless places to enjoy boating, swimming and water sports of all types. Learn more about visiting the top destinations in Arizona’s West Coast below:


Arizona’s West Coast cities

Arizona's not all desert. Cool off in any of the region's lakes and reservoirs (Lake Havasu, anyone?), or the Colorado River. Adventure abounds north to south - communities in this region have museums, Route 66 nostalgia, natural wonders, and wildlife.

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Bullhead City

Near the juncture of Arizona, California, and Nevada, Bullhead City, Arizona, offers natural beauty paired with water activities, hiking, and casino fun.

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One step into Kingman's classic downtown and you'll quickly get a sense of how this cherished little town began as a gold and silver mining town in the late 1800s. You'll also see how its charm reaches beyond that as a stop along the famed Route 66 and a great place for outdoor activities like golf, hiking, and biking.

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Lake Havasu City

There's a reason everyone from spring breakers to families visit Lake Havasu each year. With incredible water sports like waterskiing and house boating, to the easygoing lakeside lifestyle and water tours like The London Bridge, Lake Havasu is an exhilarating getaway.

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As a quaint gold-mining town, Oatman welcomes its visitors with a Wild West charm and friendly burros that roam freely in search of gifted carrots and treats. The turn-of-the-century hotels and shops decorate the town's streets further giving a truly authentic Western feel.

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With the Colorado River meandering through Parker - creating 16 miles of watery playground called the Parker Strip, visitors can enjoy a mecca for exciting water sports like boating, swimming, and rafting. Beyond the river, you can further enjoy the golfing, dining, casinos, and the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) reservation.

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Where the Colorado River and the Gila River meet to create an oasis midst the Sonoran Desert, you'll find the wonderful Southwestern town of Yuma. With more sunshine per year than any other city in the world, Yuma offers lots of fun under the sun from a round of golf to visiting the historic Yuma Territorial State Prison State Park.

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