12 Parks near Parker, Arizona
Dec 2015 - $30.00
Park was well kept, the only complaint is that the staff seems a bit distant. They do not associate well with people in the camp (or at least us), seemingly keeping their distance. Rates are good, electricity had good voltage, and the water is good. The only thing that is disappointing is that they charge the campers 5 dollars to use the indoor pool in the casino. Seems to me all are at the same facility so why the extra charge. - Greg Limke
Dec 2015 - $35.00
As far as Indian casinos RV parks go, it is OK but comparing the daily ($35) rate to the monthly ($385) rate, $35 is a bit much. Level, a bit too close sites with FHU's, clubhouse with seasonal planned activities, location right on the river/lake, & tons of ATV activities over many square miles. The casino has a large parking lot & allows free unlimited dry camping as well. - rvrrat520
Mar 2015 - $35.00
This is an adequate park for an overnight stay. The casino is next door and there is shuttle service. There are a lot of permanents here with ATVs. The river is also close by for boaters. Excellent cable. Easy to find and access. We had one of the few pull thru sites. - johnanann
Jan 2014 - $25.00
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. - DRFink
Nov 2012 - $25.00
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. - bsb814
Jan 2012 - $25.00
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. - Red Wolf Deux
Mar 2016 - $40.00
Expensive for a state park, but you can't beat the spectacular location in the canyon on the banks of the Colorado. Probably crowded during the season, but lots of trees and grass with widely spaced sites. I will definitely stay here again. - ldukeb
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Great state park right on the Colorado River. Decent size sites with water and electric. Some sites have nice shade trees and others in the open with small trees. Because down in the canyon, poor cell and zero OTA signal. The store and restaurant were not yet open for the season. Definitely need to have reservations. Local stores easily accessible for most needs. Staff friendly. - RPWAINC
Feb 2016 - $30.00
We haven't stayed here for four years. It's a decent park with a great location. Stores etcetera are not far. Very friendly folks greeted us at check-in and made us feel welcome. - Red Wolf Deux
Jan 2015 - $10.00
Great location. Terrible terrible water. No wifi. Cable ok. The location right on the river close to Lake Havasu close to Parker and not far from Quartzsite. Other than the terrible water and some sewer smell occasionally great value. - Ginger j 33
Apr 2014 - $50.00
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. - Bob & Jo
Apr 2012 - $35.00
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. - can'tstayput
Jun 2010 - $29.00
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. - Trailer Park Casanova
Apr 2016 - $1.00
Stayed here after listening to a sales presentation. Location is far from Lake Havasu, and far from shopping. Did not visit the bar or restaurant. Salespeople are deceptive, did not purchase the membership. The $200 free gift they promise is a junk $30 tablet which I have no use for. Sites are not long enough, our 40 ft. motorhome stuck way out into the road, even though they assured us their sites are long enough. We ended up choosing and lakeview site. It is a further walk to the lake, but we did get some cell service up there. It is quite dusty and windy, and pedestals appear to have deferred maintenance. Pool and spa were nice. - cherrytree
Mar 2016 - $1.00
Stayed here as CRA members. First come, first serve for sites. Absolutely no cell service for Verizon or ATT. Wi-fi is available but no speed, except at 3 a.m. Site was level, but not many to choose from-many permanent or seasonal only. Kind of lake view, if you get the right spot. Dog beach on the lake! Lots of boat and RV storage next to you. Clean club house/but dated. Laundry rooms were clean and running. Good snowbird activities. Biking or walking within the park is all paved. Golf course in park, free for CRA members. - JS Dobson
Nov 2012 - $4.00
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. - Brujomar
Mar 2016 - $22.00
This is an unusual county park in many respects. For one thing, it allows long-term camping (I stayed a week for a discount)--up to four months. The park is right on the river, has fenced dog parks, tennis court, horseshoe pits and, of course, a marina. Cable TV is available in some sites. I stayed in the water/electric/CATV section. Verizon was iffy at best but the cable TV was very good. If you have a pet, you must deposit $20 which you will retrieve as you depart if there have been no complaints. The park was very busy and, as you might expect, being right on the river, rather noisy with jet-skis, boats, etc. Also a lot of ATVs and motorcycles. The volunteer staff was friendly but insufficient to deal with the number of campers. They really need one person to check people in and another to deal with all the myriad issues that hundreds of campers will surely present. I would stay here again. Good value. - mockturtle
Dec 2015 - $27.00
We stayed in a river site. These had no power but had water. Some farther back from the water have power and water. Sani Dumps available. As is a pumper truck and a propane delivery. They have two off leash dog parks. The shower building we used had tons of HOT water and free showers. We had to pay a deposit for the key, that was no issue getting back at the end.
At the time we stayed they had 3 hosts. We were not impressed with the host that checked us in. We just about had to pry information about the campground out of them. Nor did they offer some sites to us. They didn't want to let us have a key to the locked washrooms. They didn't want to give us the full rules. Just the short list on the bill. It was more like short term people were too much headache. Even though we were checking in for a week.
Would be nice if the county would clarify rules on generator use in non power sites. It was basically like the host was making rules up. (Hence the full rule list would have been nice.)
We did meet another host couple who were extremely friendly.
Lots of activities going on in the hall. We enjoyed our stay even with our rocky check in. - Full-time Canadian RVer
Sep 2015 - $25.00
If you can get a river front site you will be in luck. The river sites only have water and electricity but have a dump on one of the loops. The river is cool and inviting. Biggest drawback is on the weekends. We arrived on a Saturday and everybody was racing their big engine boats on the river till way after dark.
Good pressure water and great 50 amp for our bus.
Can't beat the price and will stay here again when passing thru. - Bluebird Bob
Mar 2011 - $27.00
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. - Tiny Beast
Nov 2008 - $7.00
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. - heartlandks
Mar 2008 - $22.00
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. - Arizona Traveler
Apr 2013 - $15.00
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. - Bucky Beaver
Nov 2015 - $45.00
This park is located on the Colorado River. There are two or three rows of RV sites. All are either back in sites or pull forward so that you face the river. We did not see any pull thru sites. The grounds are clean and basic gravel/stone with no plants or trees. Some of the upgraded sites that face the river have a gazebo type structure or a sandy beach which is nice to watch the boat traffic. The resort has a restaurant and outdoor bar area. The food is fair. The happy hour menu seems better than the regular menu. Prices seem a bit high for the site considering it is like a parking lot and the additional $20 fee for a pet seems a bit much. We camped here in a 38 ft. Motorhome. - Palm Desert RVer
Jun 2015 - $70.00
This is a terrible RV Park. The facilities are disgusting. Dirty & smelly. The spaces are all rock & gravel. The river is muddy & gross. Cost was really to high for such a terrible park. Also cost $20 for my dog. We stayed 2 days for the river run & will never go back. - Yepwearedoingit
Jan 2015 - $50.00
Spent 4 nights at Pirates Den. Campground is located on Colorado River. There is one row of lots right along the river that are very nice. There is a long waiting list to get one of those coveted spots. With them they get a very nice cabana surrounded by white sand. The rest of us are not allowed to use any of same. You would think these spots go for a lot more but you would be wrong. There is a sidewalk the rest of us can stroll on but you are made to feel very unwelcome by the campers that "own" those lots. The rest of us are relocated to 3 back rows that we are packed into. We had a nice cement patio to sit on but couldn't bear to sit out there as the neighbor's sewer gas made it impossible to enjoy. They have all the policies in place that everyone's sewer has to be sealed etc., but no one enforces it. - Camping4Family Fun
Apr 2016 - $20.00
Beautiful state park on the Colorado River. Great hiking and boating close by. Big rig friendly and they have a great. Each and dog park. - Buspuppies
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Arizona has really upgraded the state parks in the last few years. This park is a great example. Small park with only 37 sites (8 for tents or small rigs, 10 large back-ins and 19 large pull-thrus). Large grassy dog park. Paved roads. Level sites. Grills and picnic table at each site. Secluded. Surrounded on 3 sides by tall rugged rock walls, north side open access to the river including a boat ramp. Easy access to dump station on the way out. The only nice addition would be wifi - Verizon cell service is limited with no data access.
The rate is $28 per nite and a $5 reservation fee. Reservations are highly suggested. - lyzzards
Mar 2015 - $25.00
This is one of many options in Parker along the beautiful Colorado River, and we thought, the best. It was small, (maybe 30 sites, vs. 100s at other parks), quiet, not overly lighted, well maintained by the rangers and the work campers, protected by cliffs on two sides and the river on the third, nicely landscaped and roomy arrangement of level sites. River access is uncrowded and easy for all kinds of watercraft. Nice beach in a small cove making for easy swimming and kayaking. Perfect for dogs: a fenced dog park and permission to swim in the river. Very clean bathrooms and showers - looks like a new building. If there were sewer hookups I'd give it a 10. - Lenore
Apr 2015 - $35.00
Do not go by the website or facebook the pictures are very deceiving. Great waterfront sites, but you have to rent two for enough room for your slides and doors to open, if not it's a tight squeeze for a skinny person.
The electric is very old and outdated, if you require 50 amp there is none, and there are power surges. There is cable which worked most of the time, and wifi is available at the bar which is not open but there is a deck outside the bar. Would have been great also if the bar was open and a food option. This is not a big rig friendly park.
The manager is very nice and accomodating, did not have contact with the maintenance staff.
I really would have gone there again if it wasn't for the electric, got home and found our electric cord had burned..we were very lucky. - LindaC