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.

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Spring 54-95 F
Summer 78-107 F
Fall 76-102 F
Winter 44-72 F
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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.

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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.


Sundance Saloon

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

Thirsty Pirate Bar & Grill

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.

Type: Steakhouse

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.

Type: Diner

Location: 3442 Riverside Dr, Parker, AZ 85344


Kowboy Korner

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

Crozz Bones

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.

Sunshine Resort

Try wakeboarding and off-roading at this nearby family resort.

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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.

Entering Buckskin Mountain State Park

Buckskin Mountain State Park One vehicle : $10.0

1-4 people

Buckskin Mountain State Park Bike : $3.0

per individual

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Frequently Asked Questions About Buckskin Mountain State Park

What is the climate of Buckskin Mountain State Park?

Buckskin Mountain State Park has an extremely arid climate. The summer heat is intense, with the temperatures sometimes climbing higher than 105 degrees. The winter temperatures are mild, usually between 45 and 70 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Buckskin Mountain State Park?

If you want to avoid the extreme heat, you'd be wise to visit Buckskin Mountain State Park between October and April. It will still be warm enough to enjoy recreational activities, but you won't be miserably hot.

Are pets allowed at Buckskin Mountain State Park?

As long as they're always leashed, attended to, and cleaned up after, pets are allowed in most areas of the park. However, pets are not permitted in the cabana area or on the beach.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Buckskin Mountain State Park?

Many unique wildlife species make their home in Buckskin Mountain State Park. While exploring the area, you may get the opportunity to observe bighorn sheep, bobcats, coyotes, ringtails, gray foxes, skunks, badgers, and other creatures.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Buckskin Mountain State Park?

The Buckskin Mountain State Park Campground has 69 campsites suitable for RV camping. Of the 69 sites, most feature water and 30-amp electric hookups, and 15 of them have full RV hookups.