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Parker Dam Road Back Country Byway
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"Thread Of Life"

Near Parker and Lake Havasu City on the California/Arizona border, this area has attracted people, wildlife, and vegetation along the river canyon creating the Thread of Life

Location

From the east end of California State Hwy 62, Parker Dam Road winds north 11 miles along the Colorado River. From Arizona, cross the bridge between Parker, AZ and Earp, CA. Turn right (toward Parker Dam). From Arizona Highway 95, take 95s over Parker Dam, where the road becomes Parker Dam Road.

Description

This byway highlights scenic, natural, historic, and prehistoric values along an 11-mile road that winds adjacent to the Colorado River. Near Parker and Lake Havasu City on the California/Arizona border, this area has attracted people, wildlife, and vegetation along the river canyon creating the Thread of Life. The byway provides an abundance of recreational and leisure time activities including camping, swimming, boating, fishing, rock hounding, hiking, off-highway vehicle driving, wildlife viewing, watching wild burros, and quiet relaxation. Accessible by all types of vehicles.

Best Season

Fall, winter and spring are the best times to visit. It is advised that you contact BLM's Lake Havasu Field Office or the National Weather Service for current road conditions and weather forecasts.

NEARBY RECREATION SITES AND AREAS

EMERGENCY SERVICES

In case you encounter unexpected trouble:

  • Nearest Hospital: Parker Community Hospital
    • 1200 Mohave Rd.
    • Parker, AZ 85344
    • (928) 669-9201
  • Nearest Law Enforcement: San Bernardino County Sheriff, 911

FOR MORE INFORMATION 


  Lake Havasu Field Office 
2610 Sweetwater Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406-9071
Phone: (928) 505-1200
Fax: (928) 505-1208
E-mail: LHFOWEB_AZ@blm.gov
Field Manager:  Kim Liebhauser
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F