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Town of Parker – Overview

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Parker is on the east bank of the Colorado River. The Parker “vicinity” consists of a number of separate but interrelated areas: the town of Parker, Parker South, the Arizona side of the Colorado river area, and the communities on the California side. Established in 1871, the town was moved some four miles north to the site of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad crossing. In May 1982, by initiative petition, voters formed La Paz
County from the northern portion of the former Yuma County. On Jan. 1, 1983, Parker became the county seat for La Paz county.

Town of Parker At-A-Glance
Founded:
1908
County:
La Paz County
Incorporated:
1948
Elevation:
420
Distance to Phoenix:
169 miles
Distance to Tucson:

279 miles

Highways:
I-10, I-40, US 95, SR 95
A Main Street and REDI accredited community
 


Scenic Attractions

The Colorado River and its lakes offer variety of water recreation activities. Parker Dam, the deepest dam in the world, is also a must-see attraction. Buckskin State Park, 11 miles north, has acres of green grass and shade trees. River Island State Park has 26 campsites, day-use areas and boat launches. La Paz County Park, eight miles north, has campgrounds, showers, a launching ramp, a baseball diamond, tennis courts, hook-ups and dump station. Nearly 30 RV parks and campgrounds offer a variety of amenities. The surrounding desert is suitable for off-road vehicles and rockhounding. The Colorado Indian Tribes A museum operate a museum with an extensive collection of locally crafted Indian artifacts. The tribes also operate the Blue Water Resort, a 200-room hotel and casino.