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 05/23 0%
High 109° / Low 77°
Abundant sunshine. High 109F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 05/24 0%
High 110° / Low 75°
Sunny skies. High near 110F. SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 05/25 0%
High 102° / Low 68°
Sunny skies with gusty winds developing later in the day. High 102F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 05/26 0%
High 94° / Low 68°
Mainly sunny. High 94F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday 05/27 0%
High 97° / Low 71°
Sunny skies. High 97F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 05/28 0%
High 103° / Low 76°
Sunny. High 103F. Winds SSW 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