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Branson's Resort is located in Parker, Arizona, and sits along the Parker Strip. The goal that the owners and staff have made at Branson's Resort is to create a safe and fun environment along the Colorado River. There are many citrus trees, areas for shade, and grassy plots of earth throughout the grounds of this resort. The property is comprised of around 17 acres, and there are various outdoor attractions and sights on the premises.
Branson's Resort has almost 120 units available for guests to make use of. There are 50 mobile homes, 54 RV sites, and 13 motel rooms. The motel rooms have the most amenities provided by the resort, giving their guests kitchenettes, cable TV, two queen beds, linens, and bath towels. A coffee maker and Wi-Fi are also available in these rooms.
The mobile homes also provide an assortment of amenities. They are fully furnished with a varying amount of bedrooms per home. The mobile homes have dishes, basic cookware, and linens provided. As for the RV sites at Branson's Resort, guests are provided with full hook-ups, offering 30 & 50 AMP electrical outlets, water, sewer, and cable TV. Guests staying at an RV site also have access to the public restrooms, showers, and laundry room if they require any of them.
There are open and closed storage spaces for guests to use if they need to store personal items. There is no store on the property in the traditional sense, but guests do have the option of purchasing useful items such as ice, shirts, and hats in the property's office.
There is an abundance of activities to do on the campground and a wide range of features offered to guests, including boat launch ramps, boat slips, horseshoe pits, and a volleyball court. There is also a fitness center and a recreation hall for those who would like to work out or keep up on their various exercise routines. For any guests who enjoy golfing, the property is next to the Emerald Canyon Golf Course, which has been rated as one of Arizona's best golf courses. Other sports, such as swimming, water skiing, and fishing, are all popular activities at Branson's Resort. Guests have also opted to simply sunbathe at the small beach strip on the property.
The staff at Brandon's Resort strives to have a fun atmosphere that guests can enjoy. They aim to have a friendly community and hope that their guests have a safe and memorable time while spending time on the river. Branson's Resort is unique due to their choice in staying in motel rooms, RV sites, and mobile homes—providing a varied assortment of lodging options that aren't seen in many other campgrounds in the area. If a guest is looking for a specific style in their accommodations, it is likely that they will find something of their liking at Branson's Resort.
Guests have typically left four or five-star reviews, often commenting on the unique location, the "nice" beach area, the "friendly" park atmosphere, and various aspects of the staff. Guests have said that it is a convenient location because there are popular bars and restaurants nearby. Some of these are Stroke's Bar and Grill, Sand Bar, and Roadrunner Floating Dock Bar.
The property is open throughout the entire year, though the summer season is the busiest time at Branson's Resort. Many of the people who visit Parker, Arizona, go there for the warm weather and the opportunity to participate in various water sports. Some people who visit this Resort have enjoyed the same activities in the past.
Branson's Resort has been in business for over 70 years. It was one of the first campgrounds along the Parker Strip on the Colorado River. The original owners were John and Jeanne Branson. John and Jeanne Branson are referred to as "local legends" in Parker. Jeanne was known for her spit-fire personality by many of the people who interacted with her. She was a hunting guide with a rare achievement of killing a seven-foot Kodiak bear with one shot.
An innovator and businesswoman, it was Jeanne who started Branson's Resort. She and her husband bought the river property and enjoyed plenty of the activities with water that guests participate in today. Jeanne told everyone she cared very much for her campground and got many people to come and see what she loved so much. Jeanne was a fighter and a go-getter. She didn't rest until the day she died at 95 years old. Branson's Resort has remained in the family since that time and continues to try to live out her legacy. The current owner is now Debra.