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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 August 16, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
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A fun ride with views of the lake and wild burros!

While we were visiting our cousins in Lake Havasu, we took the opportunity the next day to drive to... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Sally T
Mesquite, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Elvisfan1954
Reviewed August 16, 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

Thank kevinolive
Reviewed June 4, 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

Thank Hanan M
Reviewed May 28, 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

Thank Sally T
Reviewed April 17, 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.

Thank Anne_PinkBiker
Reviewed April 1, 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

1  Thank amanda5805
Reviewed March 12, 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.

Thank msadler99
Reviewed February 28, 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.

Thank paterdpt
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Parker Dam is a small but interesting Concrete Arch Dam with a small powerhouse located just North of the small town of Parker, Arizona, on the Colorado River. In this area, the center of the Colorado River is the border between the states of California...More

1  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth checking it out at least once if you’re out this way. It’s worth seeing, and it’s educational. I thought it was really interesting!

1  Thank MNY407
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