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

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

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


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.

Sunday 12/17 0%
High 68° / Low 46°
Plentiful sunshine. High 68F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Monday 12/18 0%
High 68° / Low 40°
Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 12/19 0%
High 68° / Low 41°
Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 12/20 0%
High 71° / Low 46°
Sunny. High 71F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12/21 0%
High 59° / Low 37°
Partly Cloudy
Sunny and windy. High 59F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 12/22 0%
High 61° / Low 39°
A mainly sunny sky. High 61F. Winds light and variable.

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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