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A Delight to the Eyes

We enjoy coming here. There is not a lot of action or things to do, but it is a delight to the eyes... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Dam it’s deep!

Parker Dam is the deepest dam in the country. The history is cool. I recommend this to anyone who... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

We enjoy coming here. There is not a lot of action or things to do, but it is a delight to the eyes to see the deep turquoise water churning from their trip through the turbines. Blue cold water in the desert is always a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Violette54
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Not much to see here & they have cement barriers along the sides making it very narrow to drive a pickup thru The drive on tha California side of the Colorado River just South of the dam you can see wild donkeys—they walk right across...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank aadeyo
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Took the drive over the dam for something to do on a day trip from Havasu City. Scenery is beautiful in the area. Certainly not as spectacular as the Hoover Dam but worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elvisfan1954
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Parker Dam is the deepest dam in the country. The history is cool. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning about dams, our rich history, and being reminded of how our country can be great and build anything we want. It’s really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kevinolive
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We drove to Parker Dam on our way to California. We were expecting to be able to walk on the dam like at Hoover Dam or to visit the facility. But no, the dam is closed to pedestrians. You can drive on it but you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hanancha
Reviewed 29 May 2018

While we were visiting our cousins in Lake Havasu, we took the opportunity the next day to drive to Parker Dam and Parker to enjoy the scenic views of the dam, the houses down at the lake with hope to see the wild burros that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sally T
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We love to stop here each year and get a shot with bridge in background. Be sure to come long way along parker dam road with donkeys and view of river.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anne_PinkBiker
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were staying in Lake Havasu and thought it would be fun to drive out to parker one Sartuday. See the market, dam and maybe some wild donkeys from a distance. Its difiently worth the drive to see the dam. Parker Dam is a concrete...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank amanda5805
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Cool site. Cross it daytime hours, looks like it closes 11 pm - 5 am. Good for kids to see. Lots of pull offs for pictures. Free, maybe took 20 minutes to pull off and see - take pics.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank msadler99
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Parker Dam is a great place to visit, it has desert and also mountainous areas which makes the scenery fantastic. Weather was a bit cool, but better than the snow and ice back home.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Deborah K
22 December 2018|
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Response from Elvisfan1954 | Reviewed this property |
That I know of no...This is nothing on the scale of Hoover dam in size or structure..you just drive over it..takes just a few minutes..