The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been systematically upgrading and improving its California-side Parker Strip sites on the river, and the latest one was just re-opened.
Bass Point Day Use Area has gotten a facelift, with a two-month improvement project giving the simple facility a refresh. They have remodeled a kiosk, repaired fences and cables, painted and repaired the vault toilet, removed vegetation, laid gravel in the parking area and other things including new signage.
“Improvements like these are part of BLM’s priority to enhance recreational opportunities along the river,” said Jason West, Lake Havasu Field Manager. “We are excited to complete this project to create a safer and improved recreation experience for visitors.”
Bass Point Day Use Area is situated along the California side of the lower Colorado River within the Parker Strip Recreation Area. The site provides river access for fishing and swimming, picnic areas and restroom facilities. The site is managed by the BLM Arizona Lake Havasu Field Office.
On the stretch of the Colorado River north of Parker known as the Parker Strip, Arizona-side property is largely developed and private, with riverfront communities like Moovalya Keys, Miraleste Shores and Marina Manor making up most of the shoreline (with some county and state parks interlaced). On the California side, the land is almost completely public, and managed by BLM with some long-term contracts with private developers for resorts and RV parks.