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Nature Reserve in Parker

Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

Abutting Cattail Cove, where the Bill Williams River meets Lake Havasu, is this calm wildlife refuge, which helps protect the unique transition zone between the Mojave and Sonoran Desert ecosystems. On a finger of l…
State Park in Parker

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Tucked along a mountain-flanked bend in the Colorado River about 11 miles north of Parker, this park has a great, family-friendly infrastructure with a swimming beach, hiking trails, basketball court, cafe and groce…
Sailing in Parker

Parker Tube Float

Inaugurated in 1977 as the Great Western Tube Float, this annual event sees up to 10,000 entrants float down the Colorado, from Buckskin Mountain State Park to La Pax County Park (along the 'Parker Strip') on inner …
Diner in Parker

Bobby D's Diner

Twist back in time at family-friendly Bobby D's Diner, a '50s-themed place north of town. Settle into a red booth for burgers, shakes and classic oldies.
Sports in Parker

Best in the Desert Parker 425

This huge off-road race lures up to 100,000 speed freaks.
Dam in Parker

Parker Dam

Finished in 1938, this mighty dam formed Lake Havasu 15 miles north of town. It may not look like it, but it is the world's deepest dam, with 73% of its structural height of 320ft buried beneath the original riverbe…