Buckskin Mountain State Park RV & Campground Guide
Hidden away on the California border in western Arizona, Buckskin Mountain State Park is a haven for adventurers. Imagine waking up to spectacular mountain views from your campsite next to the Colorado River and spending your days hiking through the hills, swimming in the cool waters, and exploring the shoreline by boat. While families love this picturesque park for its on-site playgrounds and volleyball court, wilderness enthusiasts appreciate the chance to get out into the rugged desert terrain.
Buckskin Mountain State Park is open year-round, and thanks to the minimal precipitation and warm temperatures, it’s the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor adventure in the dead of winter or the heat of summer. The coldest days hover in the high 60s while the hottest summer days often reach above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. No matter when you visit, the park is an easy three-hour drive from both Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Spring 54-95 F
Summer 78-107 F
Fall 76-102 F
Winter 44-72 F
Lake Havasu City, AZ
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Buckskin Mountain State Park
Whether you’re visiting Buckskin Mountain State Park in the winter or summer, an RV is a convenient way to bring the comforts of home to your campsite. If you don't have a camper, RV rentals from RVshare are a great way to experience the fun without the commitment.
Buckskin Mountain State Park Campground
There’s one campground inside Buckskin Mountain State Park. All of its 80 sites are located within a few steps of the river and hiking trails, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing retreat. You'll wake up to cool breezes off the water and end every day with a spectacular Arizona sunset over the peaks. If you’re bringing a tent, the best sites are located in the tent campground next to the river. Coming in an RV? You’ll find water and 30-amp electrical hookups at most sites; 15 premium spots also offer sewer hookups. Every campsite allows RVs of any length, and each one comes with a picnic table and a grill. Bring your laptop or smartphone — there’s free Wi-Fi access at the group ramada. Your furry friends are welcome in the campground and on the north beach as long as they’re on a leash and with you at all times. With hot showers, a dump station, and clean bathrooms, this campground keeps everyone comfortable. Prices vary based on the location and type of site, but you can plan for a minimum of $35 per night in an RV.
River Island State Park Campground
Just over a mile away from Buckskin Mountain State Park, the campground at River Island State Park offers 37 campsites. If you have a tent or a small RV under 24 feet long, you can sleep next to the Colorado River. This area features eight sites with water hookups and 20-amp electricity. For tents and RVs up to 65 feet long, the remaining sites in the park offer water and electric hookups of 50-amp, 30-amp, and 20-amp. Are you driving a big rig? Book one of the 19 pull-through sites. This campground doesn’t offer Wi-Fi, but you’ll find a handy dump station, hot showers, and bathrooms with flush toilets. RV sites at this campground start at $30 per night.
Foxs RV Park Resort
For a party atmosphere and a variety of perks, you can’t beat Foxs RV Park Resort. This property is located just over a mile south of Buckskin Mountain State Park, so you’re never far from the beaches and hiking trails. In the campground, you’ll find all sorts of amenities, including full hookups, free cable TV, and free Wi-Fi service. Tired from a day in the sunshine? This RV park offers a floating dock park and an on-site restaurant, so you can chill out and watch the sunset over the water. Watch for regular events and get-togethers at the park; they’re a great way to meet other campers. Prices can vary dramatically based on the season, but you can expect to pay $45 per night for a standard site or $60 per night for a riverfront spot.
La Paz County Park Campground
With 114 RV sites, the La Paz County Park Campground has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Bring the family — every site features cable TV in addition to water and power hookups. You’ll also have access to a nature trail, RC track, waterfront path, and a beach. Kids love the playground, softball field, horseshoe pits, and tennis court. Nightly rates start at $27 for RV sites. This park offers great discounts for weekly or longer stays as well as low prices starting at $18 per night for dry camping. With the dump station, drinking water supply, and holding tank water filling options, RVers have everything they need for a comfortable stay.
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What to Do at
Buckskin Mountain State Park
Inside Buckskin Mountain State Park
The best way to get up close and personal with the spectacular wilderness is on the park’s network of hiking trails. If you want a mini-challenge, check out the Lightning Bolt Trail, which runs for a half-mile through fields of wildflowers and gorgeous panoramic views. The 1-mile Buckskin Loop Trail is a fun way to immerse yourself in the mountains, and the Lamb Springs Trail offers a 4.6-mile out-and-back into the remote, rugged countryside. If you're with kids, check out the Copper Mines Trail and the Market Trail; you’ll pass the historic mines that played an important part in the local history. Be sure to bring plenty of water, particularly in the summer (shade is minimal, and the sun is intense), and keep an eye out for the birds, foxes, and lizards that make their home in the park.
Outside Buckskin Mountain State Park
Looking for things to do outside of the state park? The local area is packed with activities.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this relaxed spot; it also offers live music on the weekends.
Type: American and Tex-Mex
Location: 5920 Riverside Dr, Parker, AZ 85344
With its adult-friendly happy hour and outdoor location, this bar and grill is where the party happens.
Type: Bar and grill
Location: 7350 Riverside Dr, Unit A, Parker, AZ 85344
Stroke’s Bar & Grill
Fill up after a day of adventure at Stroke’s, which serves burgers and steaks in a low-key environment.
Location: 8010 Riverside Dr, Parker, AZ 85344
Parker Dam Diner & Deli
Bring the whole family to this friendly spot, which serves classic sandwiches and diner fare in a casual setting.
Location: 3442 Riverside Dr, Parker, AZ 85344
Bring home a Western souvenir from Kowboy Korner, which specializes in cowboy hats, boots, and clothing.
Location: 1420 S Joshua Ave, Parker, AZ 85344
Fascinating Things Flowers & Gifts
Buy a local treasure or pick up fresh flowers for your RV at this tiny, friendly shop in Parker.
Location: 1021 W Arizona Ave, Parker, AZ 85344
Visitors with an edgy, motorcycle-inspired style will love this funky shop in Parker.
Location: 212 W Riverside Dr, Parker, AZ 85344
River Island State Park
With boating and hikes through the red rocks, this is an adventurer’s dream.
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge
Go bird-watching and paddle down the Bill Williams River in this spectacular wilderness area.
Cattail Cove State Park
Boat on the Colorado River and hike up towering cliffs at this scenic park.
Lake Havasu City
This city is located about 30 miles north of Buckskin Mountain State Park. You can try hot-air balloon rides, dune-buggy rides, and Jet Skis in this party-friendly town.
Try wakeboarding and off-roading at this nearby family resort.
How to Get to
Buckskin Mountain State Park
From Interstate 40, take Highway 95 south to Buckskin Mountain State Park. If you’re coming from the south, get off Interstate 10 on Highway 72 and continue on to Highway 95 until you reach the park. Both routes are relatively easy to navigate by RV, even when you're in a big rig.