At the very western edge of Arizona, Parker is located on the banks of the Colorado River, with California on the opposite side. With San Diego and Tuscon being almost equal distances from Parker, a jet charter airport in Suquilla gives visitors or residents equal access to both the cool Pacific Ocean, or the arid desert.
Located downstream from the Hoover Dam, the Parker Dam gives visitors amazing views of Lake Havasu and the Colorado River. The Colorado River also acts as a great destination for enjoying watersports. Get some air while water skiing or enjoy a leisurely pontoon cruise down the coursing river.
Buckskin Mountain State Park is an excellent year-round attraction for visitors of all ages. Hike the groomed trails to see breathtaking views along the Parker strip of the Colorado River. Easy access to the river banks makes Buckskin Mountain a popular destination for swimming and boating. The moderate temperature means that camping can easily be done year-round.
Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy a stop at the Ahakhav Tribal Preserve. Campgrounds are available for those who want to stay onsite near the Colorado River. Daytrippers will appreciate the walkable trails, large playground and picnic area.
Explore the history of the area by stopping by any of Parker’s points of interest. The Swansea Ghost Town is a former mining site that was inhabited for only five years before it disappeared. Wander through the Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum to take in the exhibits showcasing beadwork, pottery and photographs from the area’s Colorado River Indian Tribes.