Usually the RV Parks associated with Casinos are quite good. Not this one. There are two parking areas one adjacent to the river and one in the 'Canyon' The sites near the river are not too bad. Mostly back-in with concrete patios not big enough for a front door DP. No privacy between sites. The view from your patio is your neighbors hook-ups. The Canyon is a different situation. More like a gravel pit with back in sites with an almost vertical bank behind you and a narrow road up the middle with a small turn around at the end. The main road through the park has evil speed bumps that are not always at right angles to the road so a Motorhome has to put four separate wheels over them causing some severe lurching. Looks like the park was put together as an afterthought to a very nice casino and hotel. Pity as the Colorado river is a nice location for the winter We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are a few campsites where one can see the river and we had one of those sites. Made for a nice sunset over the river. Most sites have very limited view of the river. With the A/C running and the microwave we tripped a breaker. Measured the line and we were down around 100v. Since we were on the end of the line and everyone had their a/c going, I guess I am not surprised. Generally an average campground for along the river. It appears to be run by the local Indian tribe that runs the nearby casino. There is a boat ramp and good campground if you are camping with water craft. This is an orderly campground and maintained by the full-time staff. Parking is gravel, and most of the park roads are paved. The camp sites in the 'canyon' are all gravel including the road to the sites. We would stay here again if we are in Parker in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were excited to try out our new travel trailer and headed to Lake Havasu and stayed at Blue water for a few days. The park is OK but needs upkeep as most of the other parks in the area were very nice. Blue Water was in a nice area but several sites were run down and trashy. On the other hand it had great access to the river and we ended up in a great spot. We will stay here again. We did voice our concern to the attendant. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground is 38 years old per the lady at the desk. Nice laundry room. Sites are close but Wal-Mart is only a mile away. Beautiful Casino within walking distance. Lots of seasonal Rvers. Beautiful scenery as it is along the Colorado River. Sites are about 8 ft. wide but long. Would definitely return. Hope to stay longer next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an old park but clean and well kept. It's in Southern Arizona so there are a lot of long term visitors for the winter months but everyone is very friendly. There is no Wi-Fi but it is within Verizon 3G digital range so you can get about 300Kbps on your Verizon card. Do not let a Magellan GPS guide you here or you might get stuck under a railroad bridge going to the wrong place. Instead, turn toward the river off AZ-95 when you see the huge "Blue Water Casino" sign. From there you will see signs to the RV park. The rate shown is a weekly rate. The Casino is very close (1000 Feet). Wal-Mart and Safeway are about a mile away in Parker. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice state park located at a bend in the Colorado River. Park Wi-Fi was intermittent, ability to use Verizon MiFi was dependent on site location, we saw a lot of people using the picnic pavilions to call / email / check online, etc. We didn't have any issues with our MiFi after we put up our booster antenna. Road down into the park is very steep with a very sharp turn, but once in the park it was very easy to maneuver through the park. Sites were a little closer together than most of the state parks we've stay in, the sites closer to the water treatment facility had to deal with a bit of an unpleasant aroma. I'd recommend avoiding sites 12-24 due to the aroma. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
They offer on-line reservations (with a $5.00 booking fee) but the reliability is questionable. When we reserved our site, it was only available for two nights. After we stayed one night, the site was now available for a week. When we were looking for a site before booking the site at River Island, we checked the availability at Buckskin Mountain (about a mile closer to Parker). All of the FHU sites were reserved. After we arrived at River Island, we checked on availability at Buckskin Mountain again. The ranger told us there were 5 FHU sites available for three nights. After checking the 5 sites to see which one would work for us, we returned to the office to reserve a site. The ranger informed us that all of the 5 sites were no longer available. It took us about 10 minutes to check which site would work. So in 10 minutes, all 5 sites were booked on-line in the middle of the day. Very hard to believe. The park is along the main highway between Parker (about 12 miles North of Parker) & Lake Havasu City. It is close enough to go to either town for supplies. A little closer to Parker but Lake Havasu City seemed to be a better option. The interior roads and site pads are paved. Some of the turns at the end of the rows are very tight. There is a mixture of pull through and back in sites. Almost all of them are flat so it is easy to level. Only saw one site that needed some minor blocking for the RV to get level. There is a public boat launch & parking. They only have water & electric (50/30/20 amp) hook ups – No sewer! But there is a dump station for use on your way out near the exit. The two bays are short with a tight 90 degree turn to exit the park. The utility connections are about in the middle of the sites. Each site has an outside table on a concrete pad and an elevated BBQ. There is a lot of space between the sites. There are two common restroom/shower buildings located at opposite corners of the campground. During our stay, one of the buildings had lost its’ water heater so the 29 sites (the campground was almost full) had to share only 4 shower stalls. There was no anticipated replacement date. As a result of the demand, the showers were not very clean – hair, debris and mud were on the floor and the water wasn’t very hot. It was best described as warm. It’s safe to say that almost all of the sites offer a view of the southern sky with few obstructions so you should get good satellite reception. They even posted the setting for the satellite carriers. Our Verizon Hotspot Wi-Fi device didn’t work! Remember the park is only 12 miles from Parker. Cell phone reception was poor at best. There is a fenced pet area which is dirt. No waste collection bag stations or tools. There is a dumpster close to the area to dispose of waste. Some folks didn’t clean up after their pet. Not much area to walk dogs outside of the pet area due to the size of the campground and the number of campers with dogs. There weren’t any paths or trails to walk. There was a high pitch mechanical whine sound from the nearby service area. It could be annoying if you’re sensitive to that type of sound. The staff was friendly and helpful. We could hear the wild burros at night that were across the river. If we ever had to return to this area again, we would not stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice location, but tired. No lights working in the men shower area. Good Verizon signal here from California, across the river. Very good hiking trail back to old mines. A good workout. A much better choice would be at Cattail Cove SP, just 11 miles north. We stayed a week there and it was great. Friendly staff both places. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We nice and new park. No one there except us which we found surprising, since both neighbor State Parks (one either side) had plenty of visitors. No connection on our Verizon USB modem - even with a booster aerial connected. With reference to the sewer dumping fee mentioned in previous post - surely this is part of the campground fee if you have paid this? We camped here in a Motorhome.
I plan on going back to Parker just to stay at this park. It was very peaceful, great for hiking and bike riding. Wi-Fi service good, but no cell phone service. I only stayed for the weekend, but I missed it as soon as I left. If you are driving through Parker make sure you stop at the Crossroad Cafe, wonderful food & service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful spot on the Colorado River. Store/Arcade/Restaurant are nearby. All sites are back-ins but configured in a way it is easy to do. For history buffs, a visit to the community of Postson northwest of Parker could be of interest as one can view the remnants of the internment facility, where some 17,000 people of Japanese descent, mostly American citizens, were interned during World War II. There is also a monument just north of the community of Postson. I would give this a 10 were Wi-Fi available, even if provided by an outside source for a fee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here twice in 2 years, as the excellent Buckskin Mountain next door has been full. A good 'overflow' choice. Nice beach & river front, roads very easy to drive - it's a small park with big, mostly open sites. I'm not sure of the rate with electric; lets say $20-$23 a night. Bathrooms good; hilly hikes available above the campground and river. Buckskin (1 mile south) is the prize, but River Island will work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had no trouble navigating the roads with our 39' 5th wheel. The entire campground is quite flat and level, which appeals to us for an overnighter. If you want large shade trees, go to the other campground. Our site was level enough that we did not need to unhook, although a little side-to-side adjusting was required. There is a nicely done hiking trail. Because of the canyon and because the campground sits in a bowl, you won't have cellphone or modem service. There is a nice dump station, but don't pull in just to dump - the dump fee is the same as the camping fee, $23. Since they are right on the river this pricing makes sense to us but could be a shock to someone only needing to dump. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Facilities at the site were excellent. Paved roads and large sites. There are more likely to be sites in this area than Buckskin Mountain, but camping here entitles the guest to full use of Buckskin facilities, such as hiking, visitor center, and ranger talks. Near the road, but traffic is very light at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here before, but this time the restrooms were closed due to a clog somewhere in the system. You had to go to the cabana area to shower and use the restrooms, which was quite a distance away. Be careful, too, if you make reservations online, that you get away from the sewer pond because it is very smelly. Most sites are water and electricity only. If you want a sewer hookup, they are not easy to get. Apparently, people know that they have to make reservations a year in advance to get these sites during the snowbird time and those sites are usually booked, it seems, by the same people every year (we recognized several of the rigs from last year). The store and many facilities are closed in January. There is very little cell service, ours did work sometimes. Television reception on an antenna is non-existent. The nice thing is that the sites are roomy and the staff is very helpful. We would stay here again since there is very little else available in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We pulled into this park just to check it out, and stayed for a few nights. Very well maintained park, scenic location, sizable sites, and many pull-throughs. Many of the guests are in large Class A motorhomes and fit nicely into the camp sites. According to other guests there are some issues with dumping gray and black water and also with water to the sites. I had no issues at the dump station, and water pressure seems fine. This is a good park to visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Basic check in took longer than it should have, pretty slow that day. Well treed campground with paved roadways and sites. Sites are decently spaced. Bathrooms/showers were adequate. Wifi only available in common area. Rental cabana area eliminated what would have been a wonderful river view. Nice beach area along the river but don't expect a sand beach. Enjoyed the hiking trails from the park trail head. Enjoyed our stay and overall a good park. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Very nicely layout for RVs of medium size. A bit pricey. Set next to a bend on the Colorado River. Good electrical and water hookups. Free Wi-Fi close to the ticket station. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with nice large spaces and some nice shady spots. It is very quiet and you don't get a lot of noise from the highway. There is no WiFi and cell service is very limited. Only some of the spots have a sewer connection and it is nearly impossible to get one of these spots because people make reservations a year in advance to get them. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A fantastic place to be. The sites were all tar and well kept. We managed somehow to get internet access, not sure how. Little shop on site which provides food, but if you sit in the restaurant you have to listen to the games room next door, which can be rather annoying. Sitting outside on the waterfront was very tranquil. The motorboats and jet ski can be loud. Lovely cactus garden on the site and some old mine machinery. Only stayed 1 night but would have stayed more. Water is very clear; pity no canoes or kayaks to hire. BBQ spots and picnic benches with each site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week at this lovely park right on the Colorado River. Although full, it was quiet (pre spring break). Our site had water and electric hookups. 17 sites have sewer too (call park for site numbers). Grassy areas for walking the dog. Great desert hiking. Friendly rangers, volunteers and fellow campers. We look forward to going back next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We hadn't been to the Havasu / Parker area before and chose this park as a base camp for exploring. We were very happy with our site, nice and level, shady, good views of the Colorado river. Our site didn't have the sewer hookup, so the price seemed on the high side taking that into consideration (although we knew that when making the reservation so can't complain much). In comparison to several other options up and down the Parker strip, we would likely stay here again if we came back through. AT&T signal strength was good in the site. Local custom seems to be to walk through each others sites. Maybe they all knew each other already, or were less grouchy than I am! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Yet another nice state park right by the shores of Colorado River. Great place for boating and jet-ski people. Not so great if you are "allergic" to the noise coming from these. $30 per night is perhaps a bit on the high side for "only" State park facilities but everything in pristine working and maintained order. You can get a decent Verizon signal here, although not on all sites. If you need a signal, check it before you commit yourself to a specific site number. Asked permission to use ½ a bucket of water to wash off the bugs on the front of the RV. This was declined by the manager. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a gorgeous park and kept up nicely. We stayed in three different sites and all seemed very spacious. Utilities were in good locations, and the sites were level. Most of the sites have a view of the Colorado River as it borders two sides of the park. The hike up the mountain has a great view of the area. Our Verizon cell phones worked fine there. The park was quiet (winter) but full each day. We did not use the restrooms or showers. We would definitely stay at Buckskin again. Wish there were more full-hook up sites; we were not able to get one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a beautiful park but a little pricey, but not visiting this area before you have to get familiar with the area. We paid for FHU's and glad we did, I think in the summer it might be noisy unless that's what your there for. If we are in the area again i think we will stay somewhere else, but we did enjoy the park this time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Agree with what the last reviewer has stated. Bathrooms were clean and functional. The shower water did not get as hot as preferred but was comfortable. No signal for AT&T phones. Weekends got busy with tent campers and water sport enthusiasts. Therefore, the noise level substantially increased as well. Fireworks were set off on the California side over the weekend. Would only stay here again during the off-season and not over a weekend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The entrance to the state park is a short and somewhat steep road. Some of the sites had FHU and the rest of the sites have water and electric only. There is a dump station within the park. The interior roads and sites are on asphalt. The interior roads are narrow and could be a problem if the park was crowded. There is mostly dirt separating each site and could be very dusty if the winds kick in. The water and electric facilities are located in the middle of the site and the sewer is towards the back. Each site has a picnic table and BBQ stand. The trees needed to be pruned. If you have a tall rig, look carefully at each site. The bathrooms are very old, tired and sad looking. Verizon air card signal was weak but we were able to access the internet. You may need an antenna to boost the signal. The Verizon cell phone occasionally searched for a signal but we were able to make and receive calls. This park tries to accommodate all types of activities. There is a boat dock, swimming area, picnic area, playground, and a small restaurant. This park could get very busy and crowded if all the sites were taken. We would probably come back here again if it was during the weekday and not in season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Have stayed here many times, but was disappointed this time around. The prices went up, but the grounds didn't seem as clean and kept up, as in the past. Saw employees driving around a lot, but not really doing much. Probably won't go back, at least not for quite some time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well managed Arizona state park with lots of really nice sites, some with views of the Colorado River. It is quite popular with winter visitors from the North as well as summer water sports enthusiasts. Winter is quiet and peaceful. Summer is a wild party atmosphere. When the park isn't full, you can pick out your own site, which is nice since not everyone has the same preferences. There aren't too many services nearby but Parker to the south and especially Lake Havasu City to the north will have just about anything anybody needs. If you are a golfer, try Emerald Canyon located between Buckskin and Parker. It is a terrific course at a reasonable price. The best closest dining is at the Indian Casino south near Parker. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped here for two nights and concur mostly with previous assessments. From what we saw in the area, this may be the best if one can go without cable tv and wifi. Verizon is hit and miss in the campground. There are wide paved access roads and paved sites. Sites 30-38 are the pull through with sewer. The rest are back-ins without sewer and have 30 amp. Site 58 and 59 seem to be the best for an RV over 30 feet and they can be reserved. Upper sites endure the sewage pump house noise. The restrooms are aged with marginal warm water for showers. The Colorado River is adjacent to the campground and there are no RV sites on the river. We camped here in a Motor Home and would stay again on a week day during the winter when the boating crowd is hibernating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My sister and I took our (combined) four children to Buckskin Mountain State Park for fall break. We tent camped in one of the cabanas right on the river and the children had a great time! The park is clean and relatively quiet and the people are very friendly. The store was open for some last minute grocery shopping and the restroom/shower facilities were reasonably clean. The only draw back was the louder weekend crowd (mostly college age) who apparently forgot the good manners their parents taught them. Beyond that, our overall experience was very pleasant and we are definitely returning for additional camping trips. Two thumbs up!! We camped here in a Tent.
Beautiful. As good as it gets for state parks in Arizona, or anywhere for that matter. Very busy except for 'off' season, we have managed to camp here once in 3 efforts. Very pretty lots with lots of shade, gorgeous river frontage. Excellent (hilly!) hiking trails. Friendly camp people with very nice 'cactus' walk near gate. Bar and store, beach for those that can brave the chilly Colorado River. A wonderful park by any standards. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the nicest state parks we have visited. The location on the Colorado River is scenic and provides good recreational opportunities. The sites are large and level. Numerous mature trees provide good shade from the summer sun. The entire park including the showers and restrooms are clean and well maintained. Staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. I do not fault them for the reservation system. The rules are made by the park service administration, not the local rangers. Penalties for canceling or changing reservations are usually imposed for good reasons, among them being to discourage reservation hording and opportunism. It is unfortunate when they bite people with good intentions but it sometime happens. Most of the sites in this park are available on a first-come basis so you do not have to use the reservation system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Warning. This park is wonderful and we would love to see it stay open through all the budget cuts. We had one issue, otherwise this would have received a 10. We made a reservation after looking at the “Not to Scale Map”. When we arrived we realized we made a mistake, the space we thought we were getting was not the one reserved (we had been to this park before and were going from memory and the map fooled us). The map showed the space we wanted the size of a tent site, when actually it is one of the largest spaces in the park. There were four other RVs in the park (the park was empty, it was a Tuesday at the end of summer, kids back in school) and we were told we could not change spots without paying a penalty of a full night fee and a reservation fee ($55 for one night including penalty). In summary, they punish you for making a mistake and for making a reservation. If you make a reservation in this park you pay a fee of $5, pay a higher rate per night, you get an inferior space and you cannot change spaces when you arrive even when the park is empty! Our fifth wheel and truck would not fit in our reserved space without unhitching. The park rangers we talked with were all really nice, however, only one can make decisions on park rules and he was not around (he was not available the three days we were there). He does not allow his rangers to make any decisions without his approval. We were also told we are not the first customers to leave upset and we surely will not be the last unless these rules are changed. The reason for writing this email is the hope that other people will talk to him and ask him to make the rules friendly for the customers. Do not punish people for making a reservation, let them enjoy their trip in a space that fits their unit (maps which are not to scale cannot be read well over the internet and everyone has different preferences). We were not able to talk with the manager, left a message, but never received a return call. We want our AZ State Parks to stay in business and treat customers right. Thank you for reading this posting, I hope it will make a difference. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park would get a 10 if it were not for the motor boating crowd. Everything is very nice and what a great location on the Colorado River. If you want quiet look some where else. If you can take the sound of high performance engines, this place is for you. Plan ahead because the are very few full hookup sites and even fewer sites that can be reserved. We saw four rigs in line one morning waiting and hoping that someone would leave and they could get in! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We forgot the relaxing atmosphere of this state park 30 ml south of Lake Havasu City and the friendly park rangers. Situated on the Colorado River, all sites are level and have water & electric; only a few have sewer but a dump station is available. We learned that a few sites can be reserved up to one year in advance by calling the park. Several snowbirds who were en route to southern Arizona/ Mexico were in the park also. A 2 week say is maximum and a discount is offered in Nov/Dec to stay for 7 nights for a 5 night fee (except for pull-throughs which are full hookup sites). This is a busier place in the summer with a boat launch, cabanas, play area; the store, arcade and restaurant close for the season in December but re-open in Feb. A museum and a cactus garden are available on-site plus a hiking trail. Blue Water Casino is 10 ml away. We will be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A beautiful site on the Colorado River. The river wraps around this park making a stark contrast to the rugged Buckskin Mountains to the east. This is a great place to relax and enjoy nice warm winter days. Great evening walks along the river and also a trail that crosses over Hwy 95 into the Buckskin Mountains where we saw some great views. There is a park market and launch ramp if you have a boat. Also a nice playground for kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a water/electric site, but the sani dump worked out okay. Beautiful setting on the river. The cabana sites are next to the water, but only have 15 amp electricity. Only a few sewer hookups and if you want one better reserve it. Handy store on site, but adjacent restaurant appeared closed during our stay. Interpretive center was interesting and good view of the area short distance up a medium difficulty trail. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice State Park campground. Right on the Colorado River. Nice, double-wide, shaded, back-in spaces. Water/ electric hook-ups in all sites, sewer available in a few. We spent 4 days here during the kids x-mas break from school and had a blast! The Buckskin Loop Trail is great, also some nice areas to ride bikes. Hopefully you can run into the guy that is a host here and knows all about the trail and the vegetation in the area, he is great! Will be back next winter for another get-away! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great campground on the Colorado River. In the evening we would take chairs down by the river and visit while watching the stars. We had a very enjoyable stay at Buckskin Mountain State Park. We will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the best place to stay in the Parker area. All sites are paved with water and
electricity. Only several have sewer, but there is a dump station next to the store that is within the park. Boat ramp, restaurant, playground, and hiking
make it a good family place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This was a wonderful stop for several nights, especially Monday through Thursday. The weekends are busy and noisy with boaters all around. However, during mid-week, the place was peaceful and quiet. This is one state park where any kind of rig will have plenty of room. We had a 70' long and very wide back-in space with a view of the bend of the Colorado River all around. Virtually on the river. 30 amp power and good water. Bring your water toys as there is a boat ramp, beach, etc. Nice little store. We'll definitely return. It's a great place for a few days getaway. Some spots had nice shade, others were in the open. No reservations so come early and take your pick. We camped here in a camper.
Great location along the river, and we were in a river site. Had a good line of sight for our satellite dish. What detracted from the rating was extremely bad water, so bad they offered a fresh water kiosk. The park advertises free Wi-Fi but it is only in the clubhouse. Since this is a cellular dead zone they should offer free Wi-Fi everywhere. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A wonderful setting along the Rio Colorado. If it weren’t for the river, the resort would be a so-so RV park. They advertize a golf course, but maybe it should call it a large open field. The sites are long and wide, close to level, and good hook-ups. You might need an extra long sewer hose. Picnic tables come with table cloths and they have a good TV cable selection. Access from highway and to the site is easy. Staff is first rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park that is showing it's age but it is a very beautiful location on the Colorado river below the Parker Dam. Many sites have excellent views and we were even able to watch mountain bighorn sheep across the river from our campsite. Desert cottontails and quail are all over. I would have given it a higher rating but the stalls are a little cramped and the water is pretty bad. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very quiet at night. There are many repeats and long term quests that are very friendly. Rate based on a months stay during winter months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice floating bar with a full whiskey license located on their beach on the Colorado river. Owners are former off-road racing champ. Intermittent restaurant hours, but everything on the menu is excellent. Park is very well maintained and very friendly. Zero tolerance for troublemakers with a forever 86'd policy and long memories. Nice beach, no dogs because you can't reason with dog owners and they won't clean up after their pets. So no dogs, solved that issue. Excellent swimming beach, excellent playground with unique games for the kids, shaded picnic park, RV park setting. Beautiful desert surrounds with excellent off-road toy access. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is part of CRA group of campgrounds. (Colorado River Adventures). They offer a 3 night for 10 dollar visit, if you can sit through their 90 minute 'membership' sales presentation. We love this part of Arizona. Gorgeous mountains, the water of the Colorado River/Lake Havasu, some greenery. We stay in this area often at other parks, so we thought we'd see what this park offered. All of the water view sites are filled with park models and they have a lot of them. The RV sites are on several different levels as this area slopes downward to the river/lake. Sites are tight, our 40 ft. fifth wheel took the entire length. Other tow vehicles/toads are parked in empty sites or partially blocking interior roads. If it were really busy here, it would be a zoo. They do have a cute, 9 hole golf course at an inexpensive rate. One pool/spa for the entire complex is also used by residents as well as there are three different motels on property. They have a marina. They have a restaurant. They have an activity schedule many months. Included Wi-Fi at our site was 2 bars, limited AT&T cell. Generally satellite TV will work, but there are some trees. Provided cable TV had a few channels but was very snowy. The overall appearance of this park is dated. Storage everywhere. Many sites near us had rigs parked, but nobody living in them. Boats, RV's, golf carts, trailers, storage buildings as you drive in. They are installing new park models in parking areas. There was a whole field full of rusting metal, junk, etc., hiding behind a wall of plants. Their non-member nightly rate is $50 or more (with electric added): way overpriced for what you get. A membership in their system is in the many thousands, plus yearly fees. This location is beautiful, but spoiled by the crowded conditions, lack of upkeep and dated systems. We will continue looking and not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The pool is an oasis surrounded by tall palms, and the pool is over 50 feet long with 5 water spouts. The lake is easy for kayacking. The people are friendly. Has dog beaches and good food and drink. The Wi-Fi is kind of iffy: great start then kills the end of your movie. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 2 nights free for listening to a presentation for a campground membership. If you do not have a water craft, this isn't a very nice place to stay. The electrical hookup pole 'moved' when I plugged it in. The cable box was laying in 2 pieces on the ground. We were packed tight with a rental in front of the 5th wheel making hookup a challenge. The pool was 'closed' for repair (and this was June). We 'won' a free 20 nights of camping but only in that campground, no weekends or holidays. So it really wasn't worth much. I really wouldn't stay here again unless I absolutely had to. Oh, and the $50.00 a night they advertise, there was a BIG banner saying $10.00 a night with full hookups. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was taken into the Colorado River Adventures (CRA) system recently and they are in the process of upgrading the facilities. We stayed three nights on a free basis in return for listening to a sales pitch which was quite pleasant and low key. As it is, it is perfect for boating and fishing but only a 7 for RV'ers generally. There is very good free Wi-Fi but only marginal Verizon cell phone service, satellite TV is good from most sites. There are two marinas but no pool or hot tub and no clubhouse or store. There is an excellent full service restaurant with views overlooking a marina. The resort is at the Southeast end of Lake Havasu near the Parker Dam and views of the Lake and surrounding areas are beautiful especially at sunset. We look forward to the many improvements planned by the CRA and will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful scenery right on river. Beautiful marina but it was off season, so no boats docked. Motel/condos owned by different company than RV park, so might be different goals. No pool/spa in RV park, but we were able to use both at the condos up the hill. Cement pad, nice but cracked. Restrooms clean but in need of paint. Good restaurant. Joined CRA here, but BEWARE of salespeople. They will lie to you to get you to join. Very upsetting! Get everything questionable they tell you in writing in case you decide to change your mind about membership. Will remain members, but not because of the salesmen! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for a week. VERY noisy during the weekends. Loud stereo's and drunken parties; golf cart & ATV's racing on gravel roads until early hours. Restrooms & showers in poor repair and dirty; unstocked. Cable T.V. doesn't work. Recreation room un-usable (being used as a storage room). Swimming pool not accessible except to hotel guests. Park caters to park models more than R.V.'s and is in a generally run-down condition. Would NOT stay at the park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Staying here for one night in site 24. It is right on the river and the view is great! No sewer though. Water pressure varies with the time of day. Sites are average size so anyone with slides will fill the site. Would stay here again if in the Parker area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pulled in mid-afternoon after driving through the desert from California with a broken AC in the truck. The staff was very nice and got us booked in quickly. Swimming in the river was incredibly refreshing. We were there from about 1 PM on a Friday till 4 AM on Saturday. Very pleased with the vast selection of TV channels - much more than any other place we've stayed. Our one problem was the water - it ranged from a mild stream to none at all. In fact, it quit in mid-shower and didn't return for hours. I was forced to don a bathing suit at 11 PM and run down to the river to rinse soap and shampoo off. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice Campground! We went there to use dump station after dry camping on BLM land and wound up staying there a week. Right on river-- level sites, good TV reception and nice folks. Will stay again if in area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
At first glance this park has the appeal of being dumpy and maybe even at a second glance it still looks dumpy but once settled in its not bad especially for a county park. I'm not crazy about staying long term without a permanent sewer hookup, but for short term it's OK. Another thing is the dump station is a disaster not very tidy from a hook up point to the road pavement leading up to it, just needs a little upkeep. As far as the park we will go back for short term meaning one week or less. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park but not as nice as other Arizona State Parks just a little further down the road. Several big rig spots are on a dry camping basis only and located on a sandy beach area which make the dust and dirt really bad. Views on the Lake are only fair as you have to stare at the usual cookie cutter type of "park model" mobile homes typical of many Arizona RV Parks. The views really can bore you to death. The park does have nice people running it and good areas for walking your dog. Personally, if I was in the Parker area again, I would go down Hwy 95 a few more miles and stay at another state park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice county park right on the Colorado River. Restroom facilities are OK, but not the best. Quiet setting, off the highway. If you sleep in, the early boaters may be an issue, but we had no problem with it. No Wi-Fi, but our Verizon air card worked well here. The RV area does not allow tents, but there is a separate area for them in another part of the park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great county park right on the Colorado River. The camp hosts were very nice and helpful. The sites that backed into the water were full and only for rigs that have generators and/or solar power: but they were awesome! Lot's of snowbirds here from the north. Park was also big enough to ride your bike. On Saturdays they have a huge swap-meet which was great. We did have a site with water and electric. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Arrived here on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and were lucky to get a site right on the Colorado River with almost full hookups (no sewer). It was such a nice spot we decided to stay a week. Staff was very friendly and helpful. County workers were working on park interior, repairing asphalt roads and grading the dirt roads. This is a large park with various sizes of sites. Paved sidewalks along the river with nice grassy areas. They charge a $20 refundable pet deposit, supposedly to enforce people to keep their dogs on leash and to clean up after them. It's obviously not enforced as some dog owners just don't care! Dog run is clean and large enough to play ball. Park is well maintained and clean. Showers and bathrooms old but clean and well maintained. I'd be happy to spend my entire winter here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed at this campground several times in the past. This is a county park and they do not take reservations. In the summer they have very few RV guests; in the winter, they fill up quickly. They have cable TV and 50 amp service, so it is NOT a bad place to stay, even in the summertime. No sewer hook-ups, because they are on the river, but they have at least 4 dump stations. We find this a VERY pleasant stay. We have a 36 foot Class A and did not even have to unhook our toad. Lots of shade trees for our dogs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are parts of this park that appear inviting, and some sites have hookups. All the hookup sites were taken and what remained were in a HUGE field with dry camping. Small portions of the field have grass. There are quite a few nice shade trees. If you must stay here for dry camping, be sure to get a place on the grass because everywhere else is very dusty. We arrived after dark and left before sunrise to get out of here! The hosts were friendly and the location is good. To use showers you must provide a $25 (refundable) key deposit. We chose to use our own. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Any port in a storm - well, not a storm, but a few lost souls who can't read a simple GPS. Saw a sign that said RV Park with an arrow that we dutifully followed to Lazy D. Mostly semi perms, but they moved some cones and we angled into a "spot" with 30 amp, water and sewer. What else do you need? Got a good night's sleep and off to Goodyear. Staff nice - we were parked next to the horseshoe pits, but there was no tourney going on so we were safe. They also have the largest trash cans in the world with people loading them at all hours. Made our deposit before leaving. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in this park Feb-March and put up with the noise from permanent residents. We left our RV in storage for the summer and were notified prior to our return in November, that it had been broken into and ransacked. We had left no valuables or identity information in the RV; so we were extremely lucky. When we arrived in November we noted that a pry bar had been used to open the door, cabinets and bedding had been searched. We decided we were extremely lucky that nothing of value was here to be stolen. Things went pretty good until Thanksgiving, then after three nights of being kept awake until 3 AM by the full time residents, we reported to the management and were told it doesn't do any good to tell them to stop. Since this park is on the Colorado River Indian Tribe Reservation, they have control over all matters legal or otherwise that goes on at the RV park. They also have a problem with their sewer system, sitting outside is not advised if the wind is in the wrong direction. So, we moved out as fast as we could find another RV Park that didn't have permanent residents. We do not recommend this park under any circumstances. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed two nights in this park. This mainly is a mobile home full residence park. No cable available where we parked. Owners very pleasant but probably would not stay here again. No place to walk your pet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A fine offering for Elks members. Paved lot is next to lodge building. Spaces are striped out and with slides out on both sides my coach I use every inch of the space between the lines. Electric is 30 amp only and has had some work since last year, but needs more. Some outlets were not working when we were here. Lodge is near downtown area but in residential/quiet setting so no highway noise. An excellent overnight stop or spend a couple of days and scout the town. The river is nearby with parks and daytime activity. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a bad overall place to stop for a night or two but certainly would not be a destination spot for us. The good news is the sites are level, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and the facilities seem clean overall. The bad in our opinion: all of the river front spots are tied up for the entire season with long term rentals. Many of these are people that just leave their RV's during the week and commute in on the weekends. Same goes for the cabanas that are advertised as available to rent. All of these are rented out and set up as permanent party huts for the same people that have the river front spots rented out. So if you were hoping to rent one and have dinner by the river: forget it. The spots are all very close together with no dividers of any type. In our case we were next to a trailer that was backed in, so we shared the same patio area. Finally, the Wi-Fi worked OK, but every time we tried to get back on we had to go to the front desk and get a new password. If going back to the area I would look elsewhere first, but it's not terrible if you can't find anything else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects monthly per night and they charge 17 cents per kilowatt for electricity. This is an excellent park with very poor management that has no clue as to how to treat there guests. That is the reason for the low rating. I and two other parties made reservations one year in advance for specific sites on the river so we could spend the month together as friends do. Months later management informed us that one of our parties would have to be moved to an off river site because longer stay patrons had priority. When we arrived at the park our other party was moved to a different site instead of being right next to us as we had planned. We heard of several complaints from others of this nature. When confronted with these complaints the manager just looks at you dumb founded and was completely unaccommodating to our original reservation requests. Great park...lousy management. We will NOT stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We checked in with two dogs which they knew about but didn't bother to tell us there was a fenced dog park near by. In fact we were given no information other than when happy hour was. Our site was next to some sewer connection and we constantly got whiffs of sewage. The wifi doesn't work but the one at the bar did. The bar only has Chardonnay and Riesling for white wine. There is no pool and no place to swim in the river but then the river is too cold to swim. There is no cable tv and no off air TV. The site was level and large enough. But for the cost we were not happy and left early. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After staying at many RV resorts in Parker AZ for many years I must admit this was a really neat change. The whole place feels like you are in a pirate oasis. Most of the river spots have dirt to sit in when you look at the river views. Pirate's Den RV Resort took the time to bring in white sand so you feel like you are on a beach. There are a lot of RV Resorts in Parker but I must say Pirate's Den RV Resort is one of the most clean and well kept RV parks in Parker AZ. Pirate's Den may not have all the amenities like a swimming pool etc but really who needs all that when you are on the beautiful Colorado River. I also must add they have an amazing new restaurant called the Black Pearl that overlooks the Colorado River as well that is fair priced an has extraordinary food. So if you love the scenic views of Parker Arizona I would recommend stopping by and checking out Pirate's Den RV Resort. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The price reflects the nightly rate. This park is being created from part of the La Paz County Park. This park will be very nice when finished, however, right now they are misleading people to think that this is a high-end RV Park and charging high-end prices. When I booked the reservation in the fall they stated they had cable and sewer, both of which are not yet available. They changed our site that we booked and confirmed prior to arrival without telling us - and we are not the only ones this happened too. For monthly's, they will come pump your tanks once a week, which is clearly not enough. Wi-Fi is free, however works every couple of days and when it does work it is painfully slow. Whoever designed this park obviously does not know the RV business and all the river front sites were built for Motorhomes only. Technically the river front sites should be back-in sites (they are configured for Motorhomes to pull-in) and if you have a 5th wheel or travel trailer the utilities are on the wrong side. If you do not have a river front site, you have no access to the beach or water. This is not an overly friendly park either. This park is full of rumors, like Class A only rigs, no rigs older than 5 years old, etc. And you get all of this for $495/month plus 17 cents per kilowatt hour. Again, this park has potential, however for now, the owners should be more honest about the amenities and the prices they are charging. We stayed here for a couple of days and enjoyed our stay, however to stay longer than that without sewer hook-ups just wouldn't work for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is it's own State Park now, not part of Buckskin Mountain SP. Spacious paved sites with good separation. Wide aisle rows, but narrow, difficult to navigate turns with curbs. Beautiful mountain setting with sandy beach on Colorado River. Also a boat launch. Due to low visitation during November and December, there is a special rate of pay for 5 days and stay for 7, bringing the daily rate to $18. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A fabulous State Park, well maintained and clean. Very helpful Park Rangers. Many trails within area. We'd highly recommend this park. We stayed over the Thanksgiving weekend, although busy was very quiet. The sites are very large and level. We camped here in a Motorhome.