River Island State Park
State Forester Issues Stage II Fire Restrictions
The Arizona State Forester has issued the following Fire Restrictions for all Arizona State Parks:
- Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove including
fires in developed campgrounds or improved sites is prohibited. Exemptions include persons using
a device solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices
can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable
materials within 3 feet of the device.
- Smoking is prohibited unless it is within an enclosed vehicle or building.
- Discharging a firearm except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal
laws and regulations is prohibited. The exemption to this is that the discharging of firearms is
allowed on agency designated shooting ranges.
- The discharging or using of any kind of fireworks and incendiary devices is prohibited.
- The following mechanical and industrial activities are prohibited:
o Operating any internal combustion engine.
o Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.
o Using an explosive.
Fire restrictions remain in effect at this park until further notice. Read Complete Release
River Island Now Offers 24/7 Online Campground Reservations!
Reserve a campground RV or tent site from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations Site reservations for this park are also available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site.
River Island offers 37 campsites on the Colorado River. Select sites for tent camping are right on the river.
River Island State Park is ideal for tent campers and can provide a scenic respite, a desert escape, or a fun-filled water adventure. It offers 37 campsites, a ramada, sandy beach, cove, and boat launch area. The park has a trail for hiking and access to OHV back country roads. The River Island Market, located 1/4 mile outside the park, offers groceries, food deli, gas, clothing boutique and storage.
In the summer, the park unit is most popular for boating, fishing, jet skiing, swimming, and camping amidst a backdrop of beautiful mountains. In the winter, visitors appreciate the mild climate and enjoy camping and fishing. River Island State Park is a year-round destination for those looking to discover a variety of recreational and cultural resources.
Schedule subject to change. All outdoor programs are weather permitting.Programs are free with park admission, except Nature Hikes which have an additional $2 fee per person.
- Alamo Lake
- Buckskin Mountain
- Cattail Cove
- Lake Havasu
- River Island
- Yuma Quartermaster Depot
- Yuma Territorial Prison
- Dead Horse Ranch
- Fort Verde
- Red Rock
- Riordan Mansion
- Slide Rock
- Verde River Greenway
- Boyce Thompson Arboretum
- Fool Hollow Lake
- Lost Dutchman
- Lyman Lake
- Tonto Natural Bridge