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 Buckskin Mountain State Park offers 24/7                                                         BLM to host National Trails Day
     online campground reservations                                                                    events on June 1st
Parker, AZ - Reserve a campground          campers. It offers a Ramada with a          Yuma, Ariz. – To celebrate National
RV or tent site from the comfort of        campfire ring (which may be reserved         Trails Day, the Bureau of Land Man-
your home, anytime of day. Make            for group use except on holiday week-       agement (BLM) Yuma Field Office
online reservations                        ends), sandy beach, cove, and boat          will host a canoe trip on Saturday,
   Site reservations for this park are     launch area.                                June 1, 2013, from the confluence of
also available by calling the Reserva-                                                 the Gila and Colorado Rivers to the
tion Center at (520) 586-2283. You         In the summer, Buckskin and River           City of Yuma’s Gateway Park. Please
can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to       Island are popular for boating, jet         meet near the BLM kiosk at the junc-
5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refund-        skiing, swimming and camping. In the        tion of the Gila and Colorado Rivers
able reservation fee per site.             winter, visitors appreciate the mild        at 8 a.m.
                                           climate and enjoy camping, fishing
Tuesdays: Ice Cream Social                 and hiking in the park. Both areas are      Those who plan to participate need
2 pm. Please bring your own bowl/          year-round destinations for those look-     to bring their own canoes with all the
spoon. $1.00 donation per bowl.            ing to discover a variety of recreational   required safety equipment including a
                                           and cultural resources. The Colorado        boating vest, hat, sunscreen, and wa-
Wednesdays: Student                        River Indian Reservation is just east       ter for each person who will take part
Conservation Association                   of Parker and archaeological sites are      in the canoe trip. The canoe trip will
7 pm. Presentation will be on the          scattered up and down Arizona’s “west       take approximately 3 hours. Please
Southwest desert flora and fauna.           coast.” Parker Dam, the world’s deep-       call the BLM office at 928-317-3200 if    1775, to March 10, 1776, when approx-
                                           est dam, is located approximately five       you plan to participate.                 imately 300 people and 1,000 head
Fridays: Evening Campfire                   miles to the north on Highway 95. The                                                of livestock travelled approximately
6:30 pm. Bring a chair, flashlight,         park is located about 45 miles              Before the trip, there will be a brief   2,000 miles from Horcasitas, Mexico,
coffee, musical instrument, and your       north of Quartzsite. This 1,677-acre        presentation on the Juan Bautista de     to the San Francisco Bay area. The
favorite story.Llocated at the fire ring,   park has been operated by Arizona           Anza National Trail that was desig-      route established by the Anza expedi-
northwest corner of the park. Be pre-      State Parks since 1967.                     nated by Congress in 1990 as a part of   tion allowed for the future settlement
pared to have fun!                                                                     the National Trail System. Congress      of the California coast. The Yuma
                                                                                       recognized the accomplishment of         crossing of the Colorado River on
Saturdays: Ranger Guided                                                               the expedition led by Captain Juan       November 28, 1775, was an important
Nature Walk                                                                            Bautista de Anza from October 23,        event for Captain Anza’s group.
10 am. Meet at the trailhead, behind
the Ranger Station. $3.00 per person

Buckskin Mountain provides scenic
respite, mountain hikes, a desert es-
cape and fun-filled water adventures.
Buckskin Mountain State Park com-                                                           Quartzsite Radio

                                                                                           KBUX
mands one of the finest views along
the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch
between Parker Dam and Headgate
Dam. Mountains line the river on
                                              Recycle... adds up!
                                                   it all
both the Arizona and California sides,
and the wildlife is as varied as the
recreational opportunities along the
river. This picturesque park provides
a scenic respite, mountain hikes, a
desert escape and fun-filled water ad-
                                                                                            94.3 FM         http://kbuxradio.com
venture. Come enjoy all the park has               Recycle your empty inket
to offer! The park has a campground             cartridges and used cell phones!                                   • Quartzsite’s Favorite
(reservations are available for select
campsites), cabana sites, beach, hik-           NO TONERS, PLEASE                                                       “CLASSIC HITS”
ing trails, restrooms, showers, boat                                                                               • Local Information
ramp, picnic area, basketball and vol-       DROP OFF LOCATIONS:                                                   • Weather
leyball court, playground, restaurant,       • Horizon Community Bank                                              • 24 Hours Day / 7 Days Week!
camp store, arcade, gas dock, and            • Quartzsite Library
ranger station.                              • Senior Center
                                                                                                                   928-927-5111
                                                                    Sponsored by
                                             • General Store           Proud
                                                                    Neighbors of               First locally-owned and operated music station in Quartzsite,
The nearby River Island State Park,          • Business Chamber       Quartzsite          Arizona. Proudly serving the communities of Quartzsite, Bouse, Brenda,
about one mile north, is ideal for tent                                                          Rainbow Acres, La Paz Valley and beyond, since 1988.

				
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