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Buckskin Mountain Locator Map

Elevation 420 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 667-3231
Buckskin Mountain SP
5476 North US Hwy 95
Parker, AZ 85344


Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Restaurant Exhibits Group: Day Use Areas Group: Camping Sites Camping Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Fishing Swimming Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 1.5 miles

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Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $10.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping Fees:
Cabana site: $30
Electric & water site: $35
Electric, water, sewer site: $38

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Facilities available at Buckskin Mountain State Park.

Visitor Center Visitor Center

Visitor CenterThe Buckskin Mountain Visitor Center includes exhibits, video library, book exchange and information on the surrounding area. From January through March the park offers interpretive programs and Ranger led hikes at the Visitor Center. Additional fees may apply, please check with the park staff.
Hours: January through March: 9 am – 4:30 pm
           April through December: Upon request.

Restrooms Restrooms

There are 3 restroom and shower buildings located at the park. One is handicap accessible.

Gift Shop Gift Shop

The Park has a small gift shop with plans to expand soon.

Restaurant Restaurant & Market

The Buckskin Market is located in park and includes a Restaurant, an arcade, and a market. The market sells firewood, ice, food, and gasoline. Buckskin Market is operated by a consessionaire. Buckskin Market is closed in the winter.

Exhibits Exhibits

Exhibits relating to the flora and fauna are located in the Contact Station and Visitor Center.

Group Day Use Areas Group: Day Use Areas

A group day use area is located at River Island just one mile north of the park. For more information visit River Island's facility page.

Group Camping Areas Group: Camping Sites

A group camping area is located at the River Island just one mile north of the park. For more information visit River Island's facility page.

Camping Sites Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Camping & RV Sites

Camping ReservationsSite reservations are available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site. You may also reserve campsites 24/7 for this park online Online Campground Reservations

Starting October 1, 2014, the following sites fee will change to $33 per night: Sites 22, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 62 and 67.

CampingThere are 68 camping & RV sites. The RV & Tent sites have water and 30 amp electric available, 15 of the sites also have a sewer connection (Sites #7, 22, 31-38, 62-68). All sites have a BBQ grill and picnic table. There is no limit to maximum RV length at these sites.

The 21 Cabana Sites overlook the Colorado River and are perfect way for tenters to enjoy the water. Camping Fees are per site and are $30.00 per night. There is a 14-night stay limit. The cabanas have two and a half walls, a concrete floor and a roof. Cabanas have a 15 amp electrical outlet. Tents can be pitched on the ground between the cabana and the river. All sites have a BBQ grill and picnic table. Pets are not allowed in the cabana sites. See a picture of a Cabana Site or to see park overview Download Printable Park Map (PDF Document 475 KB PDF)

Upon arrival, after hours, the site reserved must be occupied for the first night. If you would like to move to a different site you must check at the Ranger Station for availability. Occupying or holding other vacant sites is not allowed and grounds for eviction. Check-in time is 2 pm, arriving earlier then 2 pm does not guarantee the sites’ availability or entrance into the park. Check-out time is 12 Noon on the scheduled departure date. The site must be vacated by 12 Noon. Vehicles left unattended after 12 Noon in the site may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Note: From April 1 through Sept. 30, there is a two night minimum stay for weekend camping: you must reserve both Friday & Saturday night. For Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend, there is a three night minimum stay for holiday weekend camping: you must reserve Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

Free High-Speed WiFi internet access is available at the Group Ramada. No credit card is required. No password is required at this time. Enjoy!

There is a $15.00 per night fee for second vehicles. Fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. Fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle when the primary vehicle remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.

For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions

Dump Station Dump Station

The park has a dump station for use by paid overnight campers. Non campers wishing to use the dump station must pay $15.00. 

Showers Showers

All 3 restrooms at the park have hot showers available to registered campers.

Picnic Areas/Shelters Picnic Areas/Shelters

The day use area is located northwest of the Contact Station. It is a grass area with shade trees and overlooks the Colorado River. The area has picnic tables and 2 large BBQ grills. There is parking available for 28 vehicles, 12 of the sites will accommodate vehicles towing small boat trailers. Day Use Fees are $10.00 per vehicle with up to 4 adults. Day Use hours are 8 am – 10 pm.

Hiking Hiking Trails

Hiking TrailsMany visitors take advantage of a terrific network of hiking trails. Starting at the entrance to Buckskin is the steep and winding ½ mile round trip Lightning Bolt Trail that affords a wonderful view of the campground and Colorado River.

From this trail, visitors can access the 1-mile loop Buckskin Trail. A very informative trail guide corresponding to numbered posts along the trail highlights native vegetation and can be obtained at the Ranger Station. A concrete pedestrian footbridge crosses Highway 95 and leads to two other one-way trails. Interruption Point Trail is a one-mile round trip trek to a scenic overlook. There is also a one-way trail travelling to a series of abandoned mines, roundtrip is about ½ mile. Ranger-led hikes are held January through March.

From a brief excursion to an overlook or a several hour test of your endurance, the trails at Buckskin and River Island can meet your needs. Remember, for safety's sake, wear sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen and take along plenty of water. Have fun!

Fishing Fishing

The park has fishing opportunities. Whether you sport fishing for Large and Smallmouth Bass or bottom fishing for Catfish and Carp with the Colorado River on two sides of the park anglers test their skills and try their luck at fishing. The kids will also enjoy fishing for Bluegill, Sunfish and Crappie.

A valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers 10 years and older. Licensing information is available online at Arizona Game & Fish, or purchase a fishing license at a local dealer.

Swimming Swimming

SwimmingThe park offers swimming along all of the shoreline. Swimming is not allowed at the Boat Ramp or Docks. The park has a designated swim area located at the Day Use area. No Lifeguard on Duty. Swimming is at your own risk. 

Boat Ramp Boat Ramp

Boat RampThe park has a two lane launch ramp. There is no parking at the boat ramp. Campers must park back at their campsite. Day Use Visitors must park in the Day Use Parking lot.

Canoeing Non-Motorized Watercraft

Non-motorized watercraft may launch at any boat ramp.

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Mammals that may be seen at the park include: bobcats, ringtail cats, coyote, and gray fox.

Snakes include: Coachwhip (Red Racer), and King Snakes.

Lizards include: desert iguana, and the collared lizard.

Birds include: red-tailed hawk, vermillion flycatcher, great horned owl, burrowing owls, turkey vultures, and egrets.

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