Buckskin Mountain State Park, Parker, Arizona

We were a little hesitant to stay at this park having not ever been to the Lake Havasu area and preferring family friendly parks. Despite the rumors of the region, we were pleasantly surprised by this park's scenic and family fun atmosphere! The campground is within the northern Parker city limits along the Parker Strip and is the nicest campground we could find in the area. Parker is about 25 miles south of Havasu City and offers a mild winter climate and hot summer days and nights. The campground is set in a niche surrounded by cliffs on the east side and the river on the western and northern sides, as the Colorado River bends around a bank giving this state park more campsites offering
water access and views than other state parks in the area. Tables and fire pits spot the day use on the western shore. All other campsites offer electricity, water, tables and fire rings. A few offer sewer hookups. Some sites here are more spacious than others. Some are tucked up against beautiful cliffs while others open up to the Colorado River and are spacious with spectacular views of the river, allowing campers to spend hours watching boaters and water enthusiasts enjoy themselves on the river.  All interior roads and site pads are asphalt and fairly level.
     Efficiently run by the Arizona State Parks system, this campground has recently undergone a renovation in which the onsite arcade, bar, restaurant, docks, and fuel pumps for boats and land vehicles has been bulldozed. In its place is a cornhole/horseshoe area and a large dog park. A small Visitor's Center, a desert garden, restrooms, swimming beach and large grassy common areas are all available. The only thing we found would be useful, is a laundry facility and boat rentals, which, given the recent bulldoze, don't seem to be on the horizon. 

Good Sites: A-U, 11, 31, 37-38, 62 & 66
Poor Sites: 15-17, 22-23, 57-58
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump within Facility: Yes