Colorado River Camping

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The mighty Colorado River is one of those mystical places that just seems to give you the exact experience you need while visiting, and a Colorado River camping adventure could take many forms...Want a relaxing getaway chillin’ on the beach where your only worries are the sand in your toes and keeping your beverage within reach? Or…Are you an adrenaline junky that thrives on speed and adventure? Our Colorado River parks will certainly show you a good time but, if you’re like most people, you fall somewhere between beach bum and speed demon, and we think you’ll love a Sonoran Desert experience along this gorgeous river in one of these two parks!

Buckskin Mountain State Park 

Buckskin Mountain State Park on the Colorado River campgrounds

Click below to learn all about this often overlooked Colorado River park experience! Located near Parker, AZ, Buckskin Mountain affords visitors the luxury of a mild and comfortable winter camping experience with great views and plenty of adventure potential. Camp, hike, enjoy area wildlife, or fish for bass and catfish from the comfort of this quaint and cozy spot on the mighty Colorado River. Or, if you're in the mood for a little relaxation, pull up a spot on the beach and let the current carry your cares downstream. The beauty of Buckskin Mountain is cloaked in it's ability to adapt to your needs...And we think you need (deserve) an amazing outdoor experience right about now!

River Island State Park

Colorado River camping opportunities at River Island State Park in Parker, AZ!

River Island is the second of two amazing Parker, AZ area state parks! The same rules apply here as they do at Buckskin mountain...Choose your adventure and have a great time doing it! Find yourself lost in silent reflection while taking in the unforgettable Colorado River country beauty or get out on the water and let horsepower drive your memories home! Explore the trails and learn intimate secrets of the western Arizona desert before returning to the quiet campground for a good meal, night sky appreciation, and a good night's rest before tomorrow's adventures. Click below to find out more about this little park on the river with BIG opportunities for fun!

Cattail Cove State Park

Colorado River Camping

Just upriver from Buckskin and River Island, Cattail Cove State Park rests comfortably in a beautiful cove on Lake Havasu. White sand beaches, emerald green water, and as much adventure or relaxation as you can handle! There are some great shady spots to lounge around, perhaps enjoying good conversation and your favorite beverage with someone close. If you’re into exploring, the trails along the lakeshore and into the surrounding desert will definitely keep you occupied! There are plenty of bass, bluegill, and catfish to be caught here, and wildlife like desert bighorn sheep are commonly seen from the park. Click below to learn more about this amazing wintertime destination, then plan a trip to explore this beautiful slice of Colorado River country!

Lake Havasu State Park

Colorado River Camping at Lake Havasu State Park

Lake Havasu State Park experiences fairly laid-back fall and winter seasons with plenty to do for all types of adventurers! This Colorado River park is one of the premier bass fisheries in the west for largemouth, smallmouth, and striped varieties. The white sand beaches are a great spot to relax and watch a double-sunset as bright orange hues reflect off the pristine lake. Plenty of room here for watersports of all kinds too! Plus...A great addition each year are the variety of bird species that winter at the lake. It’s an amazing sight to experience and birders from across the country flock here to take advantage of the temporary influx!

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