The recreation area is reached by the Needles Highway, between Hwy 163 near Laughlin (5 miles) and Needles in California (21 miles). The majority of the preserve lies inland, west of the road, in the foothills of the Newberry Mountains; a sizeable expanse of rocky ridges split by branched, dry washes, lacking any trails though open to cross-country exploration. All facilities though are in the narrower strip of land to the east, between the road and river. A paved road (Flager Lane) leads to the main parking area, and a promontory, while three lesser roads reach other parts of the shoreline. The two most popular sandy sections of the shore are either side of the parking area; that to the south is named Savage Beach.
The park entrance fee is $10 per vehicle. The campground, quite near the road and out-of-sight of the river, has 24 full-hookup sites, suitable for any size of RV; fees $20 per night. There are five trails in the park; the Sandy Loop
(0.4 miles) and Big Sandy Loop
(1.4 miles) circle bushy land away from the river, the Conservation Trail
(0.9 miles) crosses similar terrain between the campground and an alternative parking area to the south, the 0.6 mile Fishermans Point Trail
leads to the end of a narrow promontory beside a wetland area, while the Swift Water Trail
follows a track to another wetland. The latter two are open to ATVs, the others are for foot travel only.