Since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated and lured by the stories of hidden treasure. Such a treasure can be found near Parker, AZ – at a place referred to as “The Jewel of the Desert” but better known as Emerald Canyon Golf Course. Carved out of the mountains and canyons overlooking the Colorado River, Emerald Canyon is a must play for any true golf enthusiast.
According to locals, the Alamo State Park is the go to spot for fishers looking for the perfect catch. Give the park a visit and fish for bass, then rest and relax in the lively lake environment.
With stunning sunsets and night skies, this sandy beach cove is an excellent place to plan a camping trip. Visitors can also enjoy watersports and swimming on the river.
This nearby state park offers a number of ways to enjoy the Colorado River. With plenty of space to enjoy boating, camping, fishing, or simply relaxing in the water. Be sure to add this 2,000 acre-park to your list of places to visit.
This serene protected ecosystem is a perfect place to experience an abundance of wildlife like endangered birds, bighorn sheep, and a number of unique aquatic species. Visitors are able to go boating, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.
On several celebrated occasions Buckskin Mountain State Park becomes a Float Town. Join locals and visitors for an annual ‘float’ on the Colorado River from Buckskin Mountain State Park to La Paz County Park.
This expansive 1,100-acre regional park is the perfect spot to explore the outdoor beauty in this region. Spend the morning hiking, mountain biking, taking your dog to the 2-acre dog park, or enjoying the BMX/Motocross trails.
Parker is surrounded by water and the best way to enjoy it is to rent a water toy from this local business. They offer a number of affordable rentals for any thrill seeker visiting the community, including water skis and powerboats.
Mining in the Swansea Area began around 1862, but major activity had to wait for the coming of the railroad. Little remains in the town from the glory days of Swansea. The townsite has suffered from the weather and vandalism in recent years. Several adobe and brick buildings, the railroad grade, numerous foundations, and the mine shafts remain.
Parker is full of adventure and opportunities for thrilling outdoor activities. Get out on the water, reserve a spot for your next camping trip or check out a full list of ways to enjoy the park on the Buckskin Mountain State Park website.