Buckskin Mountain State Park invites all watercraft users to enjoy the Colorado River, but we ask that you do so responsibly. That means ensuring that your watercraft meets all of the regulations for motorized and non-motorized watercrafts for your home state. Remember, both Arizona and California share jurisdiction of the Colorado River, so boaters should be familiar with watercraft regulations for both states.

To learn more about the registration, usage, and what type of safety equipment you should bring, visit the Arizona Game and Fish watercraft information page as well as the boating safety page on our website to make sure you have everything you need before you hit the water.

Buckskin Mountain Boat RampA boat speeds along the water

⚠️ The boat ramp at the park is closed until further notice as we address safety concerns. Campers have access to the River Island State Park launch ramp 1.5 miles east on State Route 95 during this time.

Buckskin Mountain State Park has a two-lane launch ramp on the northeastern area of the park. Please be aware that there is no parking at the boat ramp.

  • If you are camping in the park, please park back at your campsite.
  • If you are a day-use visitor, please park in the day use parking lot.

Non-Motorized Watercraft

Non-motorized watercraft may launch at any boat ramp.

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Check out these awesome boating safety tips before your trip and don’t forget to register your watercraft with the Arizona Game and Fish department.

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