The Colorado River and its dams and lakes offer visitors a variety of fishing activities including bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, trout, and fogging during season. Parker Dam, the deepest dam in the world, is one of the community's many landmarks.
There are two state parks and one county park in the Parker area. Buckskin Mountain State Park, 11 miles north of Parker, 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 of Parker, has campgrounds, showers, a launching ramp, baseball diamond, tennis courts and 1,000 feet of waterfront, hookups and dump station. There are over 600 Hotel & Motel beds available and 13 RiverFront resorts with all of the amenities needed to make any visit an enjoyable experience. A complete listing is available in the Business & Services Directory.
Special events from Boat Racing to Bluegrass festivals are ongoing all 12 months of the year. A quick visit to the Events calendar will show the many things going on in the area.
The 270,000-acre Colorado River Indian Reservation is located just south of Parker. Attractions include the Colorado River Indian Museum and the 16,400-acre Swansea Wilderness area, 25 miles northeast of Parker.
Poston Memorial Monument marks the area where 17,867 people of Japanese ancestry had to endure confinement in the harsh desert during the hysteria of WW II. Plaques on the monument and a kiosk tell the story of these people who lived in three camps from May 1942 to November 1945. Farmlands have replaced the tarpaper barracks, but an adobe auditorium at Camp I can be seen to the west from the highway; these sites all lie on private land. The memorial stands on the east side of the Parker-Ehrenberg road 13 miles south of the CRIT Museum; look for the broken column just south of Poston. There is no fee. History of the center is inscribed into the monument and at an information kiosk on the property.