Buckskin Mountain State Park

Parker, AZ

Where are we going?

Buckskin Mountain State Park
5476 AZ-95
AZ 85344

928 667-3231

What is there to do?

Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip. Get ready with those cameras!

In fact, it takes up an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides,  so you know the scenery is going to be special. Kids, keep those eyes peeled because you might just spot some wildlife along the river.

A great place to start during your time at Buckskin Mountain State Park is the Visitor Center! here you can check out exhibits and a video library so kids can learn a bit about the park. There's a book exchange if you need to change your reading, and there's information about the area so you can plan your experience there!

From January to March the park offers interpretive programs, as well as Ranger-led hikes. There may be additional fees, but it's a great way to explore the park in more depth!

Buckskin Mountain State Park also boasts a campground as well as waterfront camping if you want to extend that adventure. Who would have thought there would be a beach in the park? But there is! There are also great hiking trails to really get out and explore, as well as a boat ramp, picnic area and a playground for the kids.

There's a restaurant to fill those rumbling tummies, as well as a basketball and volleyball court if you are feeling active!

A beautiful way to explore the stunning Arizona landscapes, Buckskin Mountain State Park is ready to give you a family day out you won't ever forget!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10 per vehicle (up to 4 adults). $3 for individuals and bikes

Children: Same as adult


Need a little extra help?

There is one handicap accessible restroom


When can we go?

Park open 24 hours a day. Visitor Center 9am - 4:30pm (Jan to March)

Park open year round. Visitor Center opening times via request April to December.


Any top tips?

There isn't a lifeguard on duty so take care when heading out into the waters!

I’m Hungry!

The Buckskin Market is located in park and includes a restaurant, arcade, and market!

Healthy Eating

Why not take a picnic! The day use area is located northwest of the Contact Station. It is a grass area with shade trees and overlooks the Colorado River. The area has picnic tables and two large BBQ grills.

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