The Lake Havasu Marine Association has taken on the responsibility of maintaining over 40 buoys on Lake Havasu. Many of these buoys are warning boaters of hazards like rock piles just beneath the surface of the water. Just recently, long time Havasu boater Ed Martel had the misfortune of finding one of these ‘unmarked’ rock piles in California Cove and the result wasn’t pretty. Ed’s watersports boat was severely damaged. Fortunately, no one onboard was … Read More

It’s All About the Message – ‘Clean, Drain and Dry’ The effort to prevent the spread of quagga mussels throughout fresh water lakes and rivers in the western United States has been ongoing since 2007 when the harmful mollusks were initially discovered in Lake Mead and specific portions of the Colorado River including Lake Havasu. Although numerous containment strategies have been employed by various local, state and federal agencies during the past ten years, quaggas … Read More

The Lake Havasu Marine Association was honored on Saturday with the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s “Award for Excellence,” but the organization’s work is far from over. The Marine Association has for 10 years helped guide education and action for boating safety in Arizona, working alongside state and federal agencies to advocate for Havasu boaters. Their work on the lake hasn’t gone unnoticed, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department in November announced that the … Read More

A bill has been pre-filed in Missouri that would allow residents living on the shores of Lake of the Ozarks the ability to create no-wake zones in coves on the popular body of water. The National Marine Manufacturers Association, the Watersports Industry Association and the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Trades Association have said they are prepared to oppose the bill (House Bill 1591) if it gains support among legislators. Rep. David Wood (R-Versailles) pre-filed … Read More

Lake Havasu City, AZ:  The Lake Havasu Marine Association’s “Designated Operator 2.0 Program” is ready for re-launch on Friday, August 18, raising awareness of all boat drivers to be safe and sober while boating on Lake Havasu. The Designated Operator Program was originally launched on March 1, 2013. The mission of the campaign is to instill an awareness among recreational boaters that assigning the responsibility of a sober “designated operator” will significantly reduce the number … Read More

Cattail Cove State Park celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. From the park’s high-reaching slopes and rugged crevices, park managers are already looking to projects on the horizon that could enhance the park for decades to come. Park managers and representatives from consulting firm Kimley-Horn met with nearly two dozen stakeholders Thursday evening at Havasu’s Water Safety Center, where they discussed conceptual designs for Cattail Cove renovations. There, the public offered comment and suggestions for … Read More

The new regulations would: • Prohibit kite-boarding and hydro-flight equipment in waters south of Interstate 40 • Prohibit boaters from launching watercraft or operating personal watercraft in areas including Beal Lake, Pintail Slough, Lost Lake and Topock Bay. • Remove restrictions on air-cooled outboard engines. • Prohibit use of hovercraft in refuge waters • Stop allowing the use of air-thrust boats and air-cooled propulsion engines for all activities, including hunting and fishing. Regulations called a … Read More

Thousands of boaters venture onto Lake Havasu every year, and according to the Lake Havasu Marine Association, some of those boaters are less considerate than others. Marine Association President Jim Salscheider said that he hopes to arrange round table discussions between the Association, state and federal agencies to address boating issues on Lake Havasu. “There are two state agencies, as well as federal and state agencies that work in Havasu,” Salscheider said. “They don’t all … Read More

JUNE 2017 The Lake Havasu Marine Association is dedicated to the promotion of safe and pleasurable boating for all. However, what is usually a highly anticipated renewal of on-the-water fun and recreation along the lower Colorado River, has been marred by an inordinate number of serious boating accidents and incidents since early May. Some of the accidents have been appropriately reported and are under investigation by law enforcement to determine contributing factors and cause.  Others … Read More

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has appointed Ty Gray as director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The appointment came in a unanimous 5-0 vote at the commission’s June 11 meeting. Gray, of Phoenix, has been with Game and Fish for 24 years and is currently the agency’s deputy director. He replaces outgoing Director Larry Voyles, who announced May 12 he would be retiring after a 43-year career with Game and … Read More