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Former Empire Landing Campground
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The BLM's Empire Landing Campground is now a part of the Sundance RV Resort recreation commercial service lease.  Please direct all of your calls and inquiries for reservations to: 

The former Empire Landing Campground is equipped with RV, picnic tables, BBQ grills, drinking water, toilets, and hot showers. The campground also has an RV dump station and electrical hook-ups. The sandy beach area provides access to those wishing to fish or swim in the Colorado River. Two site hosts are on duty at the recreation site year-round to provide visitor service and information.  

Location & Access
The campground is situated on the California-side of the Colorado River along the Parker Dam Road Back Country Byway, approximately 7 miles south of the Parker Dam.
Visitor Activities
Camping, boating, water sports, swimming beach, fishing, off-highway vehicle travel, auto-touring.

Special Features

  • Approximately 60 Riverfront RV campsites (All with water and electrical hookups)
  • Additional RV campsites are under development
  • Shade ramadas
  • Picnic tables and Pedestal BBQ grills
  • Drinking water
  • Dump station
  • Three accessible restroom facilities with flushing toilets, sinks, and hot showers
  • Boat/trailer parking
  • Interpretive exhibits.
Permits, Fees, Limitations
The fees to camp at Sundance RV Resorts include: $15 per night for RV dry camping; $30 per night for RV site with water/electric hookups.  Beach-front site available (inquire at Registration Office).  Dump Station is available to non-registered guests for a $10 fee.  The showers are coin operated. The America the Beautiful, Senior and Access Passes (formerly Golden Age/Access) are accepted at this site.
The campground has three accessible restroom facilities with flushing toilets, sinks, and hot showers.
Camping and Lodging 
Camping and lodging are also available at these and other nearby resorts and BLM campgrounds, such as:
  • Emerald Cove Resort
  • Windmill Resort
  • Desert Riviera Resort
  • River Land Resort
  • Crossroads Campground
Food and Supplies
Food and supplies are available in Parker.
First Aid
There are no medical facilities on site. Dial 911 (will get San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office) for emergencies. The nearest medical facilities are in Parker, Arizona.
Additional Information
The facility was constructed in the 1970s, and has been upgraded with improvements using over $3 million in federal grants since 2002. Ongoing landscaping, tent site improvement and sidewalk trails will complete the project.

Additional Links

Further information may be obtained by contacting:

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