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.
Friday 04/20 0%
High 85° / Low 61°
Clear. Lows overnight in the low 60s.
Saturday 04/21 0%
High 94° / Low 65°
Sunny skies. High 94F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 04/22 0%
High 98° / Low 68°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 98F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 04/23 0%
High 100° / Low 71°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High around 100F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 04/24 0%
High 101° / Low 71°
Partly cloudy skies. High 101F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 04/25 0%
High 101° / Low 71°
Mainly sunny. High 101F. Winds S at 5 to 10 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