From swimming and boating to hiking and camping, you can do it all at Buckskin Mountain State Park. This park has some of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch of land that runs along the Colorado River between the Parker Dam – the world’s deepest dam – and the Headgate Dam.
Picturesque mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides. Come ashore to take advantage of the scenic hiking trails and see varied wildlife, like bighorn sheep and foxes.
Buckskin Mountain’s warm weather and combination of water and land activities make it a year-round destination. Cool off in the river during the summer months, or relax at your campsite, enjoying mild winter temps. If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry – the strip has several rental options, along with a variety of campsites to ensure a pleasant stay. For cultural exploration, visit the nearby Colorado River Indian Reservation, just east of Parker, to see scattered archaeological sites, cultural museums, and festivals.
Whether you bring a tent or RV, there’s a spot for you at one of Buckskin Mountain’s campgrounds or at the nearby River Island State Park. There are also a handful of inns and hotels in the town of Parker.
Open daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Park Entrance Fees:
Buckskin Mountain State Park
5476 N. US Hwy. 95
Parker, AZ 85344