What's Happening in La Paz County, Arizona?

Wow! According to the 2000 census, La Paz County grew by nearly 43% in just ten years between 1990 and 2000. And it is still growing! 

County Profile

La Paz is bordered on the West by California and Colorado River. La Paz is bordered on the East by Maricopa County. The landscape is primarily Sonoran Desert with some low elevation mountains. The County's economy primarily comes from tourism and agriculture. La Paz County offers residents and visitors a combination of water and desert recreational activities. The 17-mile Parker Strip offers some of the best water for skiing, boating, jet skiing, wave-running, swimming, and fishing in the US. Desert rats will enjoy miles and miles of off-road trails, old mines ghost towns and beautiful springtime wildflower displays.

Local Hot Spots

Colorado River One of the best places in the Western U.S. for all kinds of water sports year round. With no boating restrictions!

Parker Your place for water fun. Located right next to the Colorado River for easy access to some of the best water in the Western U.S. for water activities.

Parker Dam The deepest dam in the world is one of the community's many landmarks. Quartzsite La Paz County's largest city. Quartzsite is 125 miles west of Phoenix at the junction of Interstate 10 and U.S. 95. Quartzsite is known for its winter season gem and mineral shows. More than 1 million people visit this community each year to take part in these shows.