Crossroads Campground offers primitive campsites along the California shore of the Colorado River near the popular Parker Strip, in a BLM managed campground. The is partially developed with designated campsites suitable for tent or RV camping, with half of the campsites located directly adjacent to the river. The rest of the campsites are located within 50 feet of the river. While Crossroads Campground is primitive, the area around it is not, and is highly developed. The north and south ends of the campground are bordered by RV and boat storage facilities. So, in general, people come here for access to the river and the spectacle that is the Parker Strip, not necessarily the scenery and seclusion.

There are 12 campsites at Crossroads Campground, each of which includes a fire ring, picnic table, and access to vault toilets. Access to supplies is readily available in the area.

Crossroads Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized, Primitive
Number of Campsites: 12 Campsites
Cost: $5/night
Use Level: Medium – High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: None
Beach/Lake Access: Yes – River Beach
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Yes
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open Year-round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 34.211058, -114.215531
Nearest City/Town: Parker, Arizona
Elevation: 480 Feet
Location: San Bernardino County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: Less than 1 mile

Located about eight miles south of the Parker Dam on the California side of the Colorado River turn at the BLM sign.


Phone: (928) 505-1200
Web: BLM – Lake Havasu Field Office
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come/First-Served

When To Go

Early Spring – Early Summer & Fall – Crossroads Campground is in the Mojave Desert, so it gets very hot in the summer, and is the low season for the area. We recommend going in spring, early summer, and fall as the days will be warm and the nights will be cooler. There will be more activity in the area during these times as well.

Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 77° / Low 59°
Sunny to partly cloudy. High 77F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 80° / Low 60°
A mainly sunny sky. High near 80F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 84° / Low 60°
Sunny skies. High 84F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 87° / Low 64°
A mainly sunny sky. High 87F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 89° / Low 68°
Mainly sunny. High 89F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10/21 20%
High 86° / Low 66°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

What To Do

Off-road driving – There are several OHV driving areas nearby on the California side of the river.

Boating – The Colorado River is accessible from the campground and offers great destinations for a day on the river.

Image Credits: Chuck Coker via Flickr

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