The Town of Golden Shores, population about 3,000, sets just North of Interstate 40 along the western edge of northwest Arizona. Nestled against the Colorado River, it has merged with another small nearby town of Topock. Snowbirds escape the cold winters and enjoy the mild climate, clear skies and the natural beauty.
Historic Route 66 passes right through as part of the longest section of the original 66 route in America. There are many fun excursions along the route.
Topock Marsh, which is the original Colorado River, is great for fishing and hunting. Anglers find hefty rainbow trout, catfish, crappie, largemouth bass and stripers.
Topock Gorge is located just 7 miles south of Golden Shores. As you head down the river you can gaze at rock formations in the ravines, lava rock pinnacles, totem formations, and arches are everywhere. There are ancient Indian hieroglyphics on the Gorges beautiful wall.
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is located between Golden Shores and Lake Havasu City along the river. Cattail and mesquite beautify the marsh and provide habitat for doves, quail, beaver, geese, and other wildlife. It is a great place for birdwatching of many varieties.
Laughlin, Nevada is close for those interested in gambling. Buffets at reasonable prices are everywhere.
The Colorado River provides some of the finest boating in Arizona. Boats, personal watercraft, canoes and other water toys can be launched from the Golden Shores Marina. Rentals of all types are available including tubes.
Water skiiers love the river with its current of 4 to 8 miles per hour which makes wakes disappear rapidly, leaving the smooth as glass effect that all water skiers are looking for.
The surrounding area is an off-road vehicle paradise. Miles of paths through the desert are waiting to be explored. Those preferring more challenging off-road adventures will find many opportunities to traverse rugged terrain.
The famous London Bridge is nearby at Lake Havasu City.
Continuous activities for senior adults from September through May are available as part of the Golden Shores Civic Association. Day trips, meals, and parties are among the wide range of activities that are available for those who would like to keep active in the community.
The Golden Shores Watch and Patrol protects the community to provide one of the lowest percentage of crimes in the area. Two hospitals serve the area and the fire department is well equipped for medical emergencies
People from all walks of life come to this area. The Golden Shores / Topock area is an attractive friendly home to retirees, businesses and families. The terrific outdoor activities located nearby and the great climate make it the perfect place to visit. There are various RV parks located along the river.