Your not a "River Rat" until you've embraced the Parker Strip lifestyle.
It’s simple, really: clear blue water, sandy beaches, palm trees. Those with riverfront property are the luckiest ones, but there’s easy access for everyone at public launch ramps, parks and resorts. The watersports are big, of course: waterskiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, tubing, air-chair, jetskiing, parasailing, stand-up paddleboarding and, now, aqua flyboarding. But many of those on the river are just chillin’. Nothing beats floating on a pontoon, or sitting back with the wind in your hair in a performance boat, or idling up to a bar’s dock to grab a cold one. And for those without watercraft, it’s easy to plunk a deckchair down on the sand and grill something delicious at the water’s edge. This is the essence of the Parker summer.