River Island State Park is a scenic medium-sized RV and tent campground on the Arizona side of the popular Parker Strip area along the Colorado River. The campground is locates in a small valley shaped wash that ends at a decent-sized sandy river beach. This campground used to be a great tent-only campground, but was recently developed into an RV campground with large pull-through campsites. River Island State Park is nearby several other campgrounds including Cattail Cove State Park, Buckskin Mountain State Park, and Lake Havasu State Park.
There are 37 developed campsites at River Island State Park each of which offers a fire ring, picnic table, electrical hookups, and access to bathrooms with showers. A dump station is also available for a fee.
River Island State Park Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||37 Campsites|
|Cost:||$28/night – Standard Campsites|
|Use Level:||Medium – High|
|Beach/Lake Access:||Yes – River Beach|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Electrical Hookups|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open Year-round|
|Address:||5200 N. Highway 95
Parker, AZ 85344
|Geo Coordinates:||34.255273, -114.137723|
|Nearest City/Town:||Parker, Arizona|
|Location:||La Paz County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||11 Miles to Parker, Arizona|
River Island State Park is 11 miles north of Parker, Arizona on US 95.
|Web:||River Island State Park|
|Reservations:||Arizona State Parks Reservations|
When To Go
Early Spring – Early Summer & Fall – This area of the Mojave Desert 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 04/25 0%
High 93° / Low 60°
Partly cloudy. High near 90F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Wednesday 04/26 0%
High 91° / Low 66°
Mostly sunny skies. High 91F. N winds shifting to WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 04/27 0%
High 95° / Low 67°
Partly cloudy. High near 95F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 04/28 0%
High 85° / Low 59°
Some clouds early. Mostly sunny along with windy conditions during the afternoon. High around 85F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 04/29 0%
High 84° / Low 61°
Sunny. Becoming windy late. High 84F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Sunday 04/30 0%
High 91° / Low 64°
A mainly sunny sky. High 91F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Fishing – Largemouth and Smallmount Bass as well as Carp are popular catches in the area.
Boating – The Parker Strip is directly accessible from the campground and offers a access to lots of water sports.
Hiking – The Wedge Trail is a short, medium-difficulty hiking trail that is accessible from the campground.
Image Credits: Homer Edward Price via Flickr