ATV drivers can find La Paz County on a bend of the Colorado River. La Paz includes several Indian communities, and Parker, Arizona was once their trade center. Now, on the periphery of Lake Havasu, Parker is the jumping off point to the Arizona lake country. This is great news for ATV drivers, since they can start their lake country tour by spending some time at La Paz County Park.
Lake Havasu was formed with the creation of Parker Dam. It is the deepest dam in the world, since 65% of its height is actually below the riverbed. La Paz County Park is open year around, and there are many recreational activities including camping. There is a 17 mile strip of the Colorado known as the Parker Strip. There are water activities abutting desert activities here which include miles and miles of off road trails for the best of ATV drivers. ATV enthusiasts will enjoy finding old mines and ghost towns dotting the area. Be sure to bring your cameras on these excursions, the ghost towns are deteriorating rapidly and in 10 to 20-years time, many will have faded away.
La Paz County has gone to great efforts to create a very family friendly recreation experience. There are several other parks in the county system; any one of which would be a wonderful way to spend a day for ATVers. Family oriented ATV groups will find this is the area for them as the County Sheriffs, Town of Parker, and local Indian tribes work together to make the area a safe haven for ATV activities all members of the family can enjoy.