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
|Number of Campsites:||115 Campsites|
|Use Level:||Medium – High|
|Beach/Lake Access:||Yes – River Beach|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-round|
|Geo Coordinates:||34.223252, -114.201617|
|Nearest City/Town:||Parker, Arizona|
|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.
|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.
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: Dorian Wallender via Flickr