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.
Saturday 01/20 0%
High 61° / Low 41°
A mix of clouds and sun. High 61F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday 01/21 0%
High 63° / Low 39°
Sunny. High 63F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 01/22 0%
High 65° / Low 42°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 65F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 01/23 0%
High 72° / Low 43°
Sunny skies. High 72F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 01/24 0%
High 73° / Low 46°
Mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 01/25 0%
High 72° / Low 44°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 72F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 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