Cable Car Day Use Area

Cable Car Day Use Area is situated along the California-side of the lower Colorado River within the Parker Strip Recreation Area. This site provides river access with no facilities. Visitors enjoy this river front site year-round. This day use area is best for enjoying the beautiful weather in the winter and river adventures during the summer.


From Lake Havasu City, this day use area is about 45 minutes south of town. Visitors will need to drive over the Parker Dam onto the California side of the Colorado River. (Note: Oversized vehicles and vehicles towing trailers are not permitted to cross the dam.) Located about four miles south of the Parker Dam on the California side of the Colorado River turn left at the BLM sign.

From Parker, drive north across the bridge over the Colorado River and turn right. Cable Car Day Use Area will be fourteen miles ahead on your right.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude 34° 15′ 36.8748″ N

Longitude 114° 8′ 59.5500″ W