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Buckskin Mountain State Park Parker

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Buckskin Mountain State Park
5476 Highway 95
Parker
AZ
85344
Tel: (928) 667-3231

Directions

Buckskin Mountain State Park is located on Arizona Highway 95, about 12 miles north of Parker. The River Island unit is one mile north of Buckskin Mountain State Park.

Where are we going today?

Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the recreational opportunities along the river.
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    I love that river it's so clean and refreshing! ! We always go in a big group of about 25 people, including kids, and always have a blast!! All necessary things are close by, and that's always a plus!!

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    Stopped to let our little dogs stretch and wade in the water. $10 a bit steep for an hour or so visit. Area well kept and pleasant except for a store/gift shop worker or maybe she was a volunteer who certainly wasn't suited to meeting the public. She was non-commutative and not pleasant when she did manage to answer a question. She needs a different job for sure. ;-)

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    This campground is very expensive at $30/night and cramped. There is a lot of loud party-type people right in the campground but they have official quiet hours between 10pm and 7am. However, the other side of the river is California outside park jurisdiction. Over there is a bar and a bunch of trailers and manufactured homes. When we went the bar had a very, very loud party with really bad Karaoke well past midnight. The way the river and walls are situated it’s like a canyon and the noise just echoes off the walls. It was impossible to...Read More

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    We've been to Buckskin at least three times per year since 2006. We usually stay from 3 to 6 days at a time between May and October.

    This park is very well maintained. It's not a hotel. It's a campground so adjust your expectations accordingly.

    The bathrooms and showers are clean and well maintained (for a campground).

    It is a little pricey for what it is. But I think it's well worth the fee.

    The only problem I've had is with people not controlling their dogs. Letting them run around our group at the edge of the water, pooping near us (up...Read More

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    Price is kinda steep for a campground.

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by Dianne Yunker

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This campground is very expensive at $30/night and cramped. There is a lot of loud party-type people right in the campground but they have official quiet hours between 10pm and 7am. However, the other side of the river is California outside park jurisdiction. Over there is a bar and a bunch of trailers and manufactured homes. When we went the bar had a very, very loud party with really bad Karaoke well past midnight. The way the river and walls are situated it’s like a canyon and the noise just echoes off the walls. It was impossible to sleep even with ear plugs. We had to pack up and leave in the middle of the night. The place is otherwise just OK. There is a decent grassy picnic area, an old fashioned playground and good showers. There is a nice hiking trail that I’d recommend as a day trip with mining holes to explore.

by Marcus Varona

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We've been to Buckskin at least three times per year since 2006. We usually stay from 3 to 6 days at a time between May and October.

This park is very well maintained. It's not a hotel. It's a campground so adjust your expectations accordingly.

The bathrooms and showers are clean and well maintained (for a campground).

It is a little pricey for what it is. But I think it's well worth the fee.

The only problem I've had is with people not controlling their dogs. Letting them run around our group at the edge of the water, pooping near us (up stream--gross!!!), and shaking themselves dry near me getting me wet (stinky).

The river is noisy with loud boats going up and down the river starting very early and going past sundown. However, there's no loud music or partying after 10 PM at the park. And I haven't really noticed loud groups even at other times in the park. Sometimes there are loud people across the river. But it's not loud enough to prevent me from sleeping.

We also take advantage of the onsite store and restaurant. We are not expecting the best dining experience. We are camping after all--roughing it. So it meets our needs when we don't feel like cooking for ourselves.

We plan to return in June 2013. Enough said.

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