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|
|Use Level:||Medium – High|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Beach/Lake Access:||Yes – River Beach|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-round|
|Geo Coordinates:||34.211058, -114.215531|
|Nearest City/Town:||Parker, Arizona|
|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.
|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.
Sunday 10/21 20%
High 86° / Low 66°
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