Due to its location, it is pretty quiet. However, because of the cliffs on two sides, noises can be amplified (like the person who used an impact drill for their jacks on their fifth wheel to leave at 7am).
- Tucked away, but right off the highway.
- Congenial ranger to check us in.
- Fairly big space, with enough room for slideouts and our awning. Though it did feel like our awning was just slightly in the roadway due to angle.
- $30/night for most sites.
- Beautiful sunrises/sunsets.
- Boat launch ramp.
- Picnic table and grill included at most sites.
- Wifi is spotty, even the ranger was up front about it. Add in folks trying to stream and hogging bandwidth…
- Our T-Mobile cel phones had no reception at all. We could use the wifi, but could not get calls or texts. Not sure of other providers.
- This is partial hookup (water/electric) with a dump station, like most of the state parks on the Colorado River.
Love camping at River Island, it’s a Grand Canyon type of camping on the river
First long trip in our new camper to Parker, AZ. We decided to pick the River Island as our first trip to Parker. The campgrounds are very welcoming and spread out with good distance between them. You are nestled way in between two large canyons of red rock with the beautiful Colorado River to the west end of the campsites. The restrooms and showers were clean and well stocked. The Wi-Fi and Phone service was a little patchy, then again you're camping. It was very convenient that there is a private boat launch with the campground, you can launch your boat and other watercraft without leaving the site. Overall we would camp here again, however our next Parker AZ trip will be to Buckskin State Park just south of River Island, wait for our review there.
This park is next door to Buckskin about ten minutes from Parker right on the Colorado River. It’s one of the prettiest areas in the state. Large sites with a great beach.