Parker, Arizona

Buckskin Mountain State ParkOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

February, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the
money, quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability
and what we think other RV’ers in our situation would
be looking for) = 7 out of 10 stars

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Betsy was well secluded under the trees here, no AC needed!

Buckskin Mountain State Park

An overview from a high point during our hike

 

 

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This was a nice small park.  Sites were closer together than we
like and are used to in state parks.  It’s an “active” place, due to
the water sports enjoyed by many of the visitors.  It was also in
a beautiful location next to the Colorado River and in a
“mountain canyon” setting.

Road and site access/type?
Interior roads were paved and sites were gravel.  Site access was
fairly tight, but we’ve encountered much worse.

Sites spacious and/or level?  Comments?
We think our site (#40) was one of the best sites in the park due
to its almost total tree coverage.  It kept us in the shade all day,
but of course most folks with satellite dishes wouldn’t like it.
The site was close to level, and most others in the area were as
well.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The 30-amp power was strong, as was the water pressure.  The
Verizon signal to our boosted hotspot worked adequately and
phone service was OK.  No sewer, but the dump station had
easy access as we left.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Both.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
No laundry room, we did not have time to check out the
bathrooms.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
There were areas to take dogs, but on-leash.  They could also be
walked on the trail that was accessible from the park.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
The moderately-difficult hiking trail out of the park was actually
very nice.  We walked about 5 miles total and enjoyed displays
of the old mines and an overlook of the area.  Extra points here!

Groceries & other services nearby?
The drive into Parker was about 7 miles, with a Safeway grocery
store and other small businesses.  Probably not a place where
major RV services could be found.

Comments:
I lowered my rating for this park based on the noise level of
boats roaring by and lots of water activity which we don’t
participate in.  I imagine it would be very busy on summer
weekends.  But I added points for the beautiful location an
the excellent trail that led right out of the park.