SW Arizona Campsites for RV Boondocking

These are the SW Arizona Campsites we've occupied in our RV Boondocking Travels. I've arbitrarily marked off the SW quarter of Arizona as being that South of Alamo Lake/Cordes Junction and West of a line through Phoenix and Sasabe on the Mexico Border.


Quartzsite

Plamosa Road BLM Dispersed Camping

Bureau of Land Management
Yuma Field Office
Phone: 928-317-3200

Type of Camp: Dispersed Fee: NO FEE 14 Day Permit from Camp host as you turn in.

Rig Size Limitations: None... Many large Motorhomes and Buses ... and Buses hauling toy trailers larger than my 5er!

Road Surface: Hwy 95 and Plamosa Road are paved... Camp area is an area of large gravel surface. Appears to be Natural stone surface.

Cell Signal:Verizon 3G much of the time. Did lot's of website work without any amplifier

Quartzsite and Our Plamosa Road BLM Camp


Directions:
Go north on Hwy 95 from I-10 in Quarzsite. Drive approximately 5 miles. (You'll pass the Hi Jolly Dispersed Camping BLM area)Turn Right/East on Plamosa Road. Usually a Camp Host will be parked immediately after the turn, on the right/south side.Stop there and get your FREE permit. The Dispersed Camp area is the first 3 miles of Plamosa Road, east of Hwy 95. 1/4 mile on each side.

How We Found this Camp: Originally Located Plamosa Road surfing several forums... found our follow on camp... North of the Plamosa Mountains... on a scouting day trip...

Season/Month I Observed: January 2011

Weather I experienced: It was very comfortably warm, and cool evenings... perfect escape from Colorado Winters!

Available Services Noted:

  • Fresh Water:
  • commercial dump station in Quarzsite Also fresh water is available at the Bouse Community Park 22 miles east. 5 cents a gallon if you're not dumping.
  • Dump Station:
  • commercial dump station in Quartzsite also, a Dump Station is 22 miles east in the Bouse Community Park $10 dump fee in Bouse (fresh water free with dump)
  • Fuel:
  • Quartzsite for gas and propane
  • Medical:
  • Banking:
  • Quartzsite
  • Repair Shops:
  • Grocery:
  • Small Grocery In Quartzsite. Walmart is about 30 miles west in Parker.
  • Laundromats:
  • Quartzsite and Parker(Better in Parker)
  • Hardware:
  • Small Hardware in Quartzsite
  • WiFi:
  • Veterinarian:

Comments:
1. I initially had little interest in going here. But, once there, and the RV show was over... with rigs thinning out... and... also moving to our second camp 22 miles north... It really grew on me.

2. These SW Arizona Campsites actually are pretty sweet places to "Weather" the depths of the winter :)

3. More about Quartzsite's BLM SW Arizona Campsites - Long Term Visitor Areas

South of I-10, and running on both sides of Route 95 is the La Posa Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA). The La Posa LTVA charge is $40 for a stay of up to 14 consecutive days, or $180 for up to a seven month stay (September 15th - April 15th). The fee entitles you to a plot of desert and use of the trash bins, dump station and a potable water station. The La Posa LTVA is divided into 4 sections:

* La Posa West is just south of the Big Tent where the RV show is held - a walkable distance. * Across the street from the West section is the North section of the La Posa LTVA, also walkable depending on how far north you park your rig. * * Further south along the west side of Route 95 is the Tyson Wash section. * And to the south of the North section is the South section.

Quartzsite BLM - SW Arizona Campsites - Free Camping

Free camping not to exceed 14 days in a 28-day period is permitted in non-fee Quartzsite BLM areas. These areas are a bit further away from the four corner intersection of Quartzsite:

* Plomosa Road: Take 95 north of Quartzsite to the Plomosa Road turnoff and turn right. The free camping is on the north and south sides of Plomosa Road.

* Hi Jolly/MM112: Head about 3 miles north of Quartzsite on US Highway 95 at mile marker 112 on right side.

* Dome Rock Mountain: West from Quartzsite about 6 miles. Take 1-10 west to the Dome Rock exit. Camping is south of the Frontage Road (Kuehn Street).

* Scaddan Wash: About 3.5 miles east of Quartzsite. Take the 1-10 Frontage Road from the mile marker 19 exit east. The camping area is south of the Frontage Road (Kuehn Street).

* Road Runner: This Quartzsite BLM camping area is on the west side of US 95, about 5 miles south at mile marker 99 on US Highway 95.



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