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.
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: Dorian Wallender via Flickr