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Top 32 attractions you must visit in La Paz County

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About La Paz County

La Paz County is the 15th county in the U.S. state of Arizona, located in the western part of the state. La Paz County offers residents and visitors a combination of water and desert recreational activities. In the Parker area, water recreation is king. The 16.5 mile stretch of the Colorado River in the county, known as the Parker Strip, offers some of the best water for skiing, boating, jet skiing, wave-running, and swimming, as well as excellent fishing in the western United States. Desert rat

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Attractions in La Paz County

Ahakhav Tribal Preserve
Ahakhav Tribal Preserve25401 Rodeo Dr, Parker, AZ 85344, USA
Outdoors- Other

The 1,253-acre preserve, which includes a 3½-acre park and 250 acres of aquatic habitat, is on the Colorado Indian Tribes Reservation and is a top spot in the area for bird-watching and hiking.The 4½-mile hiking trail has exercise stations along the way, and a trail extension will lead you to the tribal historical museum and gift shop. Activities include fishing, canoeing, and swimming along a peaceful section of Colorado River backwater

Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State ParkAlamo Lake State Park, Arizona, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other

Alamo Lake State Park is one of the best places to fish for bass in Arizona. The crystal clear lake is surrounded by mountainous terrain speckled with brush, wildflowers and cacti making for a visually pleasing experience. The park has good wildlife viewing opportunities, and you may spot a bald or golden eagle.

Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State ParkAlamo Rd, Wenden, AZ 85357, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other
Parks

Alamo Lake State Park is located about 37 miles north of Wenden and offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities in the Bill Williams River Valley. It features camping facilities and attracts wildlife enthusiasts, as the park is home to numerous wildlife species including the bald eagle. The park's remoteness and distance from cities also makes it a destination for stargazing, as is the darkest sky state park in Arizona.

Arizona Peace Trail
Arizona Peace TrailQuartzsite, AZ 85346, USA
Outdoors- Other
1 Day Treks
Off-road Spots

The Arizona Peace Trail is a new 675-mile long looped OHV Adventure Trail which links Mojave, La Paz, and Yuma Counties in western Arizona.It reaches from Yuma to Kingman and back and contains a variety of climates and difficulties for all sorts of off-road enthusiasts.

Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge
Bill Williams River National Wildlife RefugeLake Havasu City, AZ 86406, USA
Outdoors- Other
Forests

Bill Williams Wildlife Refuge is home to over 6,000 acres of habitat, 355 species of birds, 34 documented reptiles, 40 species of butterflies, 57 species of mammals, 7 amphibians, and a plethora of indigenous wildlife. The refuge is ideal for both amateur and professional photographers. With one sweep of the shutter, you can capture cottonwood forests, saguaro cacti, black rock mountains, babbling streams, and breathtaking sunsets.

Blue Water Marina Park
Blue Water Marina ParkParker, AZ 85344, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Parks

Blue Water Marina Park is a park and is located in La Paz County, Arizona, United States. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.

Buckskin Mountain State Park
Buckskin Mountain State Park5476 AZ-95, Parker, AZ 85344, USA
Outdoors- Other
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and California sides, and the wildlife is as varied as the recreational opportunities along the river. This picturesque park provides a scenic respite, mountain hikes, a desert escape and fun-filled water adventure.

Central Arizona Project Aqueduct
Central Arizona Project AqueductCentral Arizona Project Aqueduct, Arizona 85344, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Man-made Structures- Other

The Central Arizona Project is a 336 mi diversion canal in Arizona in the southern United States.The aqueduct diverts water from the Colorado River to the Bill Williams Wildlife Refuge south portion of Lake Havasu near Parker into central and southern Arizona. CAP is managed and operated by the Central Arizona Water Conservation District. It was shepherded through Congress by Carl Hayden.

Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
Cibola National Wildlife Refuge66600 Cibola Lake Rd, Cibola, AZ 85328, USA
Outdoors- Other
Forests

Cibola National Wildlife Refuge is a U.S. National Wildlife Refuge in the floodplain of the lower Colorado River between Arizona and California and surrounded by a fringe of desert ridges and washes. The refuge encompasses both the historic Colorado River channel as well as a channelized portion constructed in the late 1960s. Along with these main waterbodies, several important backwaters are home to many wildlife species that reside in this Yuma Desert portion of the Sonoran Desert.

Colorado River Indian Tribes
Colorado River Indian Tribes133 Riverside Dr, Parker, AZ 85344, USA
Outdoors- Other

The Colorado River Indian Tribes is a federally recognized tribe consisting of the four distinct ethnic groups associated with the Colorado River Indian Reservation: Chemehuevi, the Mohave, Hopi, and Navajo. The tribe has about 4,277 enrolled members. A total population of 9,485 currently resides within the tribal reservation according to the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data.

Courthouse Rock
Courthouse RockCourthouse Rock, Arizona, USA
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Eagletail Mountains are a rugged and remote range in Central Arizona between Phoenix and Quartzite. The range is named for its’ highest mountain, the technical Eagletail Peak with twin summit spires looking like a pair of namesake Eagle Feathers. The infrequently visited range and wilderness area has a few other technical summits, with the most popular by far being Courthouse Rock.

Cunningham Mountain
Cunningham MountainCunningham Mountain, Arizona 85346, USA
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Cunningham Mountains are a small mountain range on the southeastern coast of Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. The Cunningham Mountains are part of the Devon Ice Cap which forms part of the Arctic Cordillera mountain range. A good trekking destiantion and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Eagletail Mountains Wilderness
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Forests

Eagletail Mountains Wilderness is about 65 mi west of Phoenix with an area of 100,600-acre. The wilderness is of moderate size, with the Eagletail Mountains forming its northeast perimeter, and the much shorter Cemetery Ridge section, forming its southwest border. It covers nearly all of the Eagletail Mountains and the plains on its southwest. A good trekking destination and also there are so many challenging routes too.

East Cactus Plain Wilderness
East Cactus Plain WildernessBouse, AZ 85325, USA
Outdoors- Other

The 14,630-acre East Cactus Plain Wilderness is about 10 miles north of Bouse, Arizona in La Paz County. The wilderness includes the eastern third of the Cactus Plain. It is dominated by an intricate crescent dune topography and dense dunescrub vegetation known only from this area in Arizona. It is administered by the Bureau of Land Management.

Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness
Gibraltar Mountain WildernessParker, AZ 85344, USA
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Forests

The Gibraltar Mountain Wilderness is an 18,790-acre property located about 10 miles northeast of Parker in the western Buckskin Mountains.This desert wilderness is primarily volcanic tuff crossed with deep canyons and sandy washes. Vegetation in the area includes creosote bush, cholla, barrel cactus, and palo verde that support a small population of desert bighorn sheep.

Harcuvar Mountains Wilderness
Harcuvar Mountains WildernessUnnamed Road, Wenden, AZ 85357, USA
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Forests

The 25,050-acre Harcuvar Mountains Wilderness is located about 82 miles northwest of Phoenix. A lot of Harcuvar Mountains Wilderness is prime real estate for desert bighorn sheep, mountain lion, bobcat, mule deer, Gila monster and desert tortoise, but there's also a 3,500-acre island of cut-off interior chaparral habitat on the north side of that upper ridge.

Harquahala Mountain
Harquahala MountainHarquahala Mountain, Arizona 85357, USA
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The 22,880-acre Harquahala Mountains Wilderness lies in Maricopa and La Paz counties, 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona. It contains part of one of western Arizona's largest desert mountain ranges. The 5,691-foot- high Harquahala Peak, the highest point in southwest Arizona, provides a breathtaking panorama of surrounding desert and distant mountain ranges. Hikers, backpackers, wildlife observers and photographers will find many recreation opportunities here.

Headgate Rock Dam
Headgate Rock DamHeadgate Rock Dam, Parker, AZ 85344, USA
Dams

Headgate Rock Dam was constructed in 1942 and is operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Lake Moovalya was created by this dam and provides irrigation water to Colorado River Indian Reservation farms.

Hi Jolly's Tomb
Hi Jolly's TombW Elsie Ln & Hi Jolly Lane, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, USA
Tombs
Monuments

This is a grave located at Quartzsite, Arizona, United States, marking the grave of Hi Jolly, a Syrian-born camel driver brought to the United States in 1856 to drive camels for the US Cavalry. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge12812 Wildlife Way, Yuma, AZ 85365, USA
Outdoors- Other

The Imperial National Wildlife Refuge protects wildlife habitat along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River in Arizona and California, including the last un-channeled section before the river enters Mexico. The Imperial Refuge Wilderness, a federally designated, 15,056-acre, wilderness area is protected within the refuge. This section of the Colorado River is popular for boating, hiking, fishing, camping, exploring old mining camps and wildlife watching.

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