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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 37 Campsites
Cost: $28/night – Standard Campsites
Use Level: Medium – High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes – River Beach
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: Electrical Hookups
Cell Phone Service: Yes
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open Year-round
Other:

Getting There

Address: 5200 N. Highway 95
Parker, AZ 85344
Geo Coordinates: 34.255273, -114.137723
Nearest City/Town: Parker, Arizona
Elevation: 450 Feet
Location: La Paz County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 11 Miles to Parker, Arizona
Directions:

River Island State Park is 11 miles north of Parker, Arizona on US 95.

Connect

Phone: (928) 667-3386
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.

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Saturday 08/19 0%
High 108° / Low 84°
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Abundant sunshine. High 108F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sunday 08/20 20%
High 106° / Low 84°
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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 106F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 08/21 30%
High 104° / Low 84°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then skies turning partly cloudy late. High 104F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
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Tuesday 08/22 0%
High 108° / Low 84°
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Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 108F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
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Wednesday 08/23 0%
High 107° / Low 84°
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 107F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
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Thursday 08/24 0%
High 107° / Low 84°
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Mostly sunny. High 107F. Winds SSE 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

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Justin is an IT Professional, focused on cloud, mobile, and infrastructure management and security with his consulting business, as well as chief bottle washer for this website. In addition to NextCampsite.com, Justin also runs and writes for the technology infrastructure-focused blog OddJobsInTech.com, and the mobile device-focused blog EnterpriseMobileDevice.com.

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