Buckskin Mountain State Park
Start 2015 off on the "right foot" with a morning hike on the shores of the Colorado River.
10 am. Join us at the “New” Trailhead across from the Ranger Station for a moderately difficult hike, available to all ages. Led by Park Ranger Wayne Bailey. Pets are allowed and must be leashed. Length of the hike is about 2 hours, covering 1.5 miles of beautiful scenery and interpretation of popular desert trees. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, warm clothing and bring water. Binoculars and a camera are recommended. Walking sticks will be available for a small donation to help with park projects.
Want to make a weekend out of it? Camp or bring your RV to the park and wake up to the Colorado River!
CALL (520) 586-2283 FOR RESERVATIONS TODAY!
Reserve a campground RV or tent site from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations Site reservations for this park are also 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.
Starting October 1, 2014, the following sites fee will change to $33 per night: Sites 22, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 62 and 67.
New! 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!
Buckskin Mountain provides scenic respite, mountain hikes, a desert escape and fun-filled water adventures.
Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the recreational opportunities along the river. This picturesque park provides a scenic respite, mountain hikes, a desert escape and fun-filled water adventure. Come enjoy all the park has to offer! The park has a campground, cabana sites, beach, hiking trails, restrooms, showers, boat ramp, picnic area, basketball and volleyball court, playground, restaurant, camp store, arcade, gas dock, and ranger station.
The nearby River Island State Park, about one mile north, is ideal for tent campers. It offers a ramada with a campfire ring (which may be reserved for group use except on holiday weekends), sandy beach, cove, and boat launch area.
In the summer, Buckskin and River Island are popular for boating, jet skiing, swimming and camping. In the winter, visitors appreciate the mild climate and enjoy camping, fishing and hiking in the park. Both areas are year-round destinations for those looking to discover a variety of recreational and cultural resources. The Colorado River Indian Reservation is just east of Parker and archaeological sites are scattered up and down Arizona's "west coast." Parker Dam, the world's deepest dam, is located approximately five miles to the north on Highway 95. About 25 miles north is Lake Havasu City, home of the famous London Bridge. This 1,677-acre park has been operated by Arizona State Parks since 1967.
Weekly Events, January 1 to March 31
Tuesdays: Ice Cream Social
2 pm. Please bring your own bowl/spoon. $1.00 donation per bowl.
Fridays: Evening Campfire
6:30 pm. Bring a chair, flashlight, coffee, musical instrument, and your favorite story.Llocated at the fire ring, northwest corner of the park. Be prepared to have fun!
Saturdays: Ranger Guided Nature Walk
10 am. Meet at the trailhead, behind the Ranger Station. $3.00 per person
- Alamo Lake
- Buckskin Mountain
- Cattail Cove
- Lake Havasu
- River Island
- Yuma Quartermaster Depot
- Yuma Territorial Prison
- Dead Horse Ranch
- Fort Verde
- Red Rock
- Riordan Mansion
- Slide Rock
- Verde River Greenway
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum
- Fool Hollow Lake
- Lost Dutchman
- Lyman Lake
- Tonto Natural Bridge