With spring and summer peeking around the corner, there’s no better time to get outside, and no better place to enjoy the great outdoors than Laughlin, Nevada. With a long list of activities, including water adventures, outdoor recreation, golf and camping, plus great gaming action, affordable accommodations and a variety of attractions for all ages, there truly is something for everyone.

Water Activities

Laughlin, Nevada Water Activities

  • Take a stroll along the landscaped Colorado River Walk or the Big Bend of the Colorado River recreation area, enjoy the views, and watch the boats pass by. It’s a great way to relax, get some fresh air, and take a break from the bustle of the city.

  • Hop aboard the USS Riverside for a captivating, guided tour of the Colorado River. Lasting about a little over an hour, you’ll learn all about the area’s history and geography on this great-value tour.

  • Explore the remarkable Havasu National Wildlife Refuge and Needles Wilderness Area on a kayaking trip with Desert River Outfitters. Ideal for intermediate-level kayakers, discover unspoiled coves and beaches, and spot a wide variety of desert wildlife. Or head out on a flat-water paddling excursion with the Jerkwater Canoe Company.

  • No trip to Laughlin is complete without a London Bridge Jet Boat Tour along the Colorado River to the famous old London Bridge (that traverses Lake Havasu, Ariz.). The 58-mile journey lets travelers see Topock Gorge’s breathtaking views of volcanic rock faces, emerald waters and Indian petroglyphs, only accessible by river.

  • Make some waves and take things up a notch on a personal watercraft rental from Rocky River Adventure Center or Watercraft Adventures. Thrill-seekers will love the time in the water and cruising along at a faster pace.

  • Cool off with a dip at one of several resort pools throughout the destination. Most pool complexes are decked out with cabanas or daybeds and provide wonderful views of the Colorado River and River Walk. Grab a cool beverage and enjoy the sun and the scenery.

Outdoor Adventure

Jogger Lake Mead Laughlin

  • Stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air on the incredible hiking and walking trails (for all skill levels) at the Colorado River Heritage Greenway Trail. Hike or bike along the 10.5 miles of family-friendly routes, accompanied by waterfowl, shorebirds, and a variety of other wildlife. 

  • For a great day trip, hit up Katherine Landing Marina, located just nine miles north of Laughlin on the Arizona side of Lake Mohave. The recreation area offers an array of boat and water sports rentals, areas for RV hookups and camping, and a café, all perfect for a fun day on the shore.

  • Experience breathtaking scenery with an OUI Experience private UTV excursion, expertly catered to you and your group. If you’re into a smoother ride, rent a three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot roadster from 220 Tours for an attention-grabbing, self-drive experience with preloaded GPS tours. 

  • For a day on the links, visit Laughlin RanchLas Lagos Golf ClubMojave Resort Golf ClubEl Rio Golf Club or Huukan Golf Club for amazing desert golf experiences. All clubs offer top-class golfing facilities and have been designed by some of the best golf-course architects.

RV/Camping Experiences


Family and Kid-Friendly Fun 

Laughlin Riverside Lanes

  • Discover the beauty and serenity of the Laughlin desert by exploring nearby Laughlin Labyrinths, nine stone mazes that are both intriguing and energizing. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy the calming sense of walking through the man-made twists and turns of different shapes and sizes.

  • Have a family movie night and catch a flick at the newly renovated, six-screen Riverside Cinemas inside Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort. Experience luxurious reclining seats while watching first-run movies, and take advantage of the full bar and an extensive food and beverage menu. Kick back, relax and enjoy the show.

  • Up for a little family competition? Round up the crew and head to Riverside Lanes at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort or Strike! Bowl at Laughlin River Lodge. The retro atmosphere of Strike! Bowl includes an old-fashioned, diner-style eatery and ice cream counter. Riverside Lanes boasts 34 lanes and the glow-in-the-dark excitement of Cosmic Bowling.

There’s no shortage of exciting recreational and outdoor adventures and historic charm that, when added together, make the Laughlin experience the perfect getaway.