Parker

ENJOY AN ARIZONA BEACH DAY. THAT’S RIGHT—IT’S POSSIBLE IN PARKER. FROM WATERSKIING AND WAKEBOARDING TO PARASAILING OR JUST FLOATING THE DAY AWAY, IT’S ALL PART OF ENJOYING SOME FUN UNDER THE SUN IN THIS ADVENTUROUS TOWN ON THE EAST BANKS OF THE COLORADO RIVER.

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With a 16-mile stretch of the Colorado River as your playground, Parker brings the beach life to Arizona. 

Have a boat? Great. And no worries if you don’t. Because this 16-miles of Colorado River, known as the Parker Strip, has a wide availability of rentals for you to enjoy the river’s shoreline throughout most of the year. You can keep it calm with an easy float down the river or strap in for a wild parasail ride and 500-foot aerial view. 

Of course, it’s not all about the water. Parker is home to Emerald Canyon Golf Course with rolling buttes and challenging holes. The nearby town of Swansea remains one of the best mining ghost towns in the state with dusty saloons and abandoned restaurants. You can also learn all about the Colorado River Indian Tribes—Mohave, Chemehuevi, Navajo, and Hopi—at the CRIT Museum.

If you’re feeling lucky, you can double down with some riverfront excitement at BlueWater Resort and Casino. And in case you get a craving for more action, just jump on their Wakeboard Island, a two-tower, cable pulley system that turns the marina into a wakeboard park. However you prefer to enjoy it, Parker is the perfect Arizona town for fun on the river.

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1217 California Avenue | Parker, AZ | (928) 669-6511 | www.townofparkerarizona.com/

County It all started How High? Head Count
La Paz 1948 1,642ft 3,280

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