Parker Dam
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Camper33480113967
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I'm 59 yrs old, what I like most about Parker Dam is my grandfather helped build it. From the time I was born until my late teens, grandpa took us to lake havasu every July for two weeks. We used the cattail cove ramp. Grandpa would load the boat take my older brother and first. He would drop us of at our camp site with the first boat load. He'd do a few runs to get everything to camp. He told stories about building the dam every night. This whole place holds a special place in my heart. From 1964 to 1980, I was here ever 4th of July. A week befor the 4th and week after. The funniest memories of mine is I picked out a t-shirt at the fuel dock store. The shirt said, Injection is nice, but Ide rather be blown. I was 10. Had no clue what it really meant. Nobody said nothing intill my mom looked at it. Then my aunt said I bet a girl will take you up on that on the 4th. I figured it out a few yrs later. I wore it 4 yrs in a row to the river. Lol
Written January 21, 2024
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Helen L
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We stayed the night in Parker & travelled up & over the dam. Lovely views of the Colorado river each side. We drive up the California side & back the Arizona side.
Written July 6, 2023
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Vickers55
Cambridge, UK711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great dam to cross with view of lake. Worth following the scenic route to Parker as get to see river and may see donkeys. No San tours now but it is with a cost
Written April 8, 2023
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Tom G
Winona, MN1,963 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
It was worth the half-mile drive off Arizona Highway 95 to see this dam. It's not as dramatic as Hoover Dam, but it is still interesting to see. Very narrow road across the top of the dam. Good turnouts to take photos of both sides of the dam. We took all the dam pictures we wanted.
Written October 11, 2022
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,559 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Supposedly the deepest dam in the world. River/lake area is lined with resorts and various other tourist type establishments. The Parker Dam loop road is a nice drive experience. If you're not staying at one of the resorts you'll find several pullouts and day use areas along the way, especially at the head of the dam on the Arizona side. Bullfrog spot should be avoided unless you want to pay, even if you have a federal pass. Not much to hike but there're lots of backcountry OHV roads. Green skull on California side is a balanced rock painted green to look like a monster face. There is some rock art along several of the feeder roads. With stops, loop takes about 90 minutes. Information at the BLM visitor center, California side, midway up the road. But it 's open only limited hours with volunteer staffing.
Written May 4, 2022
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Robin Ray Writer
Stanton, CA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
If you like seeing things that have been created and are still going strong, this is a dam to see. Park and take a look around. It is impressive!
Written April 8, 2022
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EFW2014
Woolwich, ME1,173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
The dam is super narrow. No trailers or RVs allowed. Closed 11pm to 5am. Nice river views, couple pull offs for photo opts.
Written February 23, 2022
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Cadbanker
Fremont, MI934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
On the way back from Lake Havasu City to Phoenix, decided to detour up to the Parker Dam and down the CA side before crossing the Colorado at Parker, AZ. Gorgeous views from the dam itself with very interesting scenery down the CA side.
Written October 22, 2021
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Kenn S
Oldsmar, FL201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Very narrow crossing for vehicles....check before you attempt to cross. Nice scenic area. If going to or from Parker...take the California side at least one way.
Written October 13, 2021
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Fdelidude
Bend, OR1,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Classic dam with a incredible history- would love to have seen the construction!
You can actually drive across the dam itself! NARROW access to cross the dam itself!
Drive south on the California side for about 10 miles and you can cross back over to Arizona side!
Written June 10, 2021
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