Subi & The 5

River Island State Park – Parker, Arizona

River Island State Park
A view of the Colorado River and over to California from the campground beach

We have stayed at this park a few times before and have enjoyed the serenity and the beauty and the fact that we are away from the hub bub of the big cities of either Parker or Lake Havasu City.  The campground is almost halfway between the two cities which means if you want to run any errands or hit some hiking trails then it is about a 20-30 minute drive. The campground is nicely maintained and the sites are spacious.


Campground: River Island State Park
Location: Parker, Arizona (about 20 minutes north of town along the Colorado River)
Site: 6
Cost: $28
Services: E (50 AMP), W
Comments: A lovely, small, peaceful campground which sits along the Colorado River. It is nestled in between the mountains with lovely views but this means no cell reception.  It is also located directly off Hwy 95 so there is some road noise at night.  The campground provides easy access to Lake Havasu for shopping and hiking and touring.


SARA, the local park in Havasu, provides a variety of great hiking and biking trails.


The old ghost mining town of Swansea is about a 90 minute drive east of Parker on a dirt road which makes for a fun day trip. The town has some old ruins along with some terrific boondocking spots. The area is run by the BLM and offers camping but it is a tough road to drive a motorhome on!!!




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