Parker, AZ Tourist Attractions
Parker (pop. 2,897) was established in 1908 on the east bank of the Colorado River. It is the county seat for La Paz County.
Buckskin Mountain State Park
Buckskin Mountain State Park is 11 miles north of Parker on the Colorado River, with a grassy shoreline backed by low cliffs.Buckskin Mountain State Park features varied wildlife, recreational water activities, a sandy beach and camping facilities. The hiking trails offer scenic views that include a series of abandoned mines, overlooks of the Colrado River, and life on the Colorado River from an ant's perspective.
La Paz County Park
River Island State Park
The surroundings of Parker include the Colorado River Indian Reservation to the south and the Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness.
Colorado River Indian Reservation
The Colorado River Indian Reservation occupies 268,691 acres of the area surrounding Parker along the Colorado River. Four tribes are represented: the Mohave, Chemehuevi, Hopi, and Navajo.Historic sites on the Reservation include the Old Mohave Presbyterian Mission and the Poston Memorial Monument.
Address: 26600 Mohave Road, Route 1, Box 23-B, Parker, AZ 85344-0023, United States
Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum
The Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum, two miles south of Parker, has artifacts from the Anasazi, Hohokam and Patayan cultures. The collection of artifacts includes Chemehuevi basketry, Mojave pottery, Indian beads, and jewelry. Photos show Tribal history dating back to 1865, when the reservation was established.
Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness
The ghost town of Swansea has ruins of over a dozen buildings. It is located east of Parker.
Rawhide Mountains Wilderness
The rugged Rawhide Mountains are located near Swansea along the Bill Williams River.
Swansea Wilderness is located along the Bill Williams River near Swansea. It includes a river canyon, vehicle access to the river, and Black Mesa.
Black Mesa is a volcanic upland located in the Swansea Wilderness area on the Bill Williams River. Also known as Black Mountain, the mesa took its name from the visual site of coal beds in mesa formations.Black Mesa provides the Hopi villages with a permanent supply of drinking water because it is a large watershed.