captain Jenny, rollin on the river…

In April we took a trip to Laughlin with a bunch of friends, we call the Happy Hour crew. Five of the HH couples booked rooms at the Colorado Belle casino on this trip. We originally we planned to car pool in the Bounder, but in the end we opted to caravan in four vehicles instead. I’m sure there were concerns about a break down with our old beast. 🙂

We had a great time walking to and from the various casinos and as always we left plenty behind to keep the lights on. One of the highlights ended up being the Jet Boat tour from Laughlin to London Bridge.

Barb (cut off), Bill, Charlotte (waving), Chris, Dan (howling), Mel, Jim, Sandy, Alice and me on our way to London Bridge. Click on the photo for a link to the London Boat Tours website. Joe & Jenny are an awesome captains!


What a fun ride thanks to our Captain Jenny (who I forgot to take a photo of). Between our antics and the crazy captain Jenny, we had a great round trip on the river with a two hour layover at London Bridge for lunch. On the trip down river we there was only one couple we didn’t know, so hopefully we didn’t ruin their trip! We were really lucky with a cool spell and some light rain over the weekend that made this outdoor adventure very, very comfortable in the low desert.

I’ll be writing two posts about the boat ride, this one is focused on the campgrounds I saw from the boat and plan to stay at with the RV later on. I saw a few campgrounds and many boondocking sites along the river. Lots of places to make for perfect fall, winter or spring destinations. I will embed links to more information on the photos themselves, so click on the photos for details if you are interested in camping along the Colorado river sometime. One thing I just realized when assembling the photos, they are all on the California side, I was on the wrong side of the boat on the way back and didn’t capture any of the Arizona camping spots, sorry!! 🙂

Fender’s Motel and RV Resort, we stayed here two years ago and loved it! Close by is Northshore RV Resort and Rainbow Beach Resort.


Another campground along the river


Pirate’s Cove RV Resort @ $45-$55 per night.


Pirate’s Cove RV Resort @ $45-$55 per night.


Coor Island


Needles Marina Park

Some of the other places I saw on the Arizona side but didn’t get photos of…

Colorado River Bluegrass Festival ($15 dry camping when they aren’t having concerts)

Grass Beach across from Needles California

Topock Marsh Public Viewpoint (I can’t find information that allows boondocking, but I saw plenty of RV’s camping along the river near here)

Lake Havasu State Park (if you don’t mind being packed in like sardines)

Crazy Horse Campground near London Bridge

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