Empire Landing Campground is really a private campground operated on BLM public lands with RV camping located along the shores of the Colorado River. The campground is located along the popular Parker Strip area of the river.

All of the campsites at Empire Landing offer a fire ring, picnic table, and access to drinking water, and bathrooms with showers. The campground also offers access to bocce pits and shuffleboard. Access to supplies is readily available in the area.

Empire Landing Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 115 Campsites
Use Level: Medium – High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
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: 34.223252, -114.201617
Nearest City/Town: Parker, Arizona
Elevation: 480 Feet
Location: San Bernardino County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: Less than 1 mile

Empire Landing is located about seven miles south of the Parker Dam on the California side of the Colorado River. Look for 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 – Empire Landing 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: Dorian Wallender via Flickr

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