Basaic Parker Travel Page
Parker Dam was built between 1934 and 1938 and spans the Colorado River between Arizona and California 155 miles downstream from Hoover Dam. Parker Dam is the deepest dam in the world with 73 percent of its structural height of 320 feet below the original riverbed. Two-hundred and thirty-five feet of the Colorado riverbed was excavated before concrete was placed for the dam's foundation. Only about 85 feet of the dam is visible; the dam's superstructure rises another 62 feet above the roadway across the top of the dam. Parker Dam provides reservoir storage for water to be pumped into the Colorado River and Central Arizona Project Aqueducts. Lake Havasu, the reservoir behind Parker Dam, is about 45 miles long and can store nearly 211 billion gallons of water.
"Parker the Town"
Parker is located in the West Central portion of Arizona on the border with California. Parker is separated from California by the Colorado River. Parker has between 3000 and 4000 residents and seemed like a pretty nice town. Parker has some pretty nice hotels and restaurants and is a nice place to stay when touring the area.
There are a number of interesting places to see and things to do near Parker:
Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge (on this page)
Parker Dam (on this page)
Buckskin Mountain State Park (see my Buckskin Mountain State Park Page)
Cattail Cove State Park (will be on my Lake Havasu City Page)
Lake Havasu and Lake Havasu City (see my pages soon)
and don't forget to visit the Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum (partial tip on this page)