Free Sites, Pay Sites, Pass/Permit Required
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$3 per night or camp Free if you play golf or utilize the resturant/bar. Camp sites have no facilities but restrooms, resturant/bar and golf course available. A real gem in the desert. Current golf rates 9 holes $9, 18 holes $18. Rental Carts availble. No dump or potable water available but is available in near [...]
Boat ramp on the Apache Lake in Tonto National Forest. This is NOT the Apache Lake campground, BUT a permit is required. Fees: Tonto Daily Pass required: $6.00 per vehicle, per day for day-use & campground camping; $4.00 per watercraft, per day OR Interagency Pass WITH Tonto Annual Upgrade Decal for day-use & dispersed camping. [...]
There is no cell reception, at least none for ATT and Verizon. It is a quiet area but over the weekend there will be more people that visit the area and hike around the camping area. It will get very hot in the summer so may not be such a popular area during that time. [...]
On I-17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff. Dry camping for 14 days. Free. Vault toilets. 31 miles south of Camp Verde, Exit 256. High desert with large number of flat, dirt places for RV, trailer; tents. Very peaceful if parked away from the interstate; otherwise traffic noise (Jake brakes, etc). GPS is 34.237125,-112.110868
It”s a long drive to Arivaca Lake along the old Ruby Road, but it’s also one of the most scenic drives in the Nogales District. Once you get to this out-of-the-way recreation spot, one of the first things you’ll notice is that the only facilities provided are a toilet and a primitive boat ramp. For [...]
Free, dispersed camping just before you reach the top of the hill on the way to Ashurst Lake. Call Mormon Lake Ranger District for more information. 928-774-1147 There is also free camping at the campgrounds along Ashurst Lake, without facilities, during off season.
Editors note: I spoke with Ms. Starr and she states that there is a ‘suggested donation’ of $10/night. I have no idea where the original poster got 14 days free. Ms. Starr states that this is incorrect. She also asked that you tip the guides, but stated there was no official charge for the activities [...]
Blackjack Campground is 14 miles east of Clifton, AZ, via State Road 78. Facilities: * 10 family units * Tents, trailers and motorhomes up to 16 foot * Grills Generally January through December; may be closed seasonally depending on weather
A free BLM camping area on Hwy 95 between Quartzsite and Yuma. Get your 14day permit from the camp host. Very popular area. Lows and WINs have gatherings here. RVs are awning to awning during the winter season. Paint ball area in the trees behind the “parking lot”. Weekends bring lots of paint ballers and [...]
Located near the riverside at 6200′ elevation within the beautiful Blue River Valley, Blue Crossing Campground is a perfect choice for a peaceful, rustic camping experience in a beautiful setting well off the beaten path. It also provides a convenient base camp for anyone seeking to explore the Blue Range Primitive Area via the Tutt [...]
Fee: $8 per night per site for up to eight persons and two vehicles Coconino National Forest. 7000 foot elevation. 10 campsites, one picnic area. 14 day stay limit. Blue Ridge Campground is located about 5 miles north of Blue Ridge Reservoir, as the crow flys. It is about 10 miles by road. This narrow, [...]
Dispersed BLM camping near Wenden, AZ. Directions from Wenden: 1. Head northeast on US-60 E toward 2nd St 92 ft 2. Take the 1st left onto 2nd St/Cunningham Pass Rd (signs for Alamo Lake) 0.4 mi 3. Continue onto Alamo Rd 9.1 mi 4. Slight left toward Alamo Rd 0.3 mi 5. Continue straight onto [...]
Another 14 day camping area near Quartzite. It is much different than most of the others. More free camping opportunities are available around Quartzsite. See our Quartzsite page for a list of them.
Dispersed BLM camping along Vulture Peak road. Views of Vulture Peak and hiking trails. There is a restroom located at the trailhead.
Free dispersed camping in the Coconino National Forest. A vault toilet is provided. Trailhead for West Clear Creek Trail #17 and
Driving directions From Hwy 60: Exit 180 – Mesa Drive South, Right(West) onto Auto Center Drive. Go 1/4 mile. Store located at end of drive. RV Services Offered: Product Installation Oil & Lube Changes Vehicle Inspections Tire Installation Battery Installation Winterization & Dewinterization Appliance Service Collision Center Special Order Parts Product Warranties & Recalls Roof [...]
Driving directions: From I-10 W – Exit 264B – Palo Verde, turn Left onto Irvington, turn Left onto Bonny Lane. From I-10 E – Exit 264 – Turn Left onto Irvington, turn Left onto Bonny Lane. RV Services Offered: Oil & Lube Changes Vehicle Inspections Product Warranties & Recalls Appliance Service Product Installation RV Dump [...]
Free parking at a casino for 3 days only. Strictly enforced. Go inside for details.
Casino in Tuscon that allows campers overnight
The campground is a fishing area with a picnic ground situated in a mixture of ponderosa pine, juniper and pinyon pine. Chevelon Canyon offers spectacular views and opportunities for hiking and fishing. Directions from Winslow: Travel for 25 miles south on Forest Road 34 to Forest Road 504, continue south on 504 to Forest Road [...]
The campground is a fishing area with a picnic ground situated in a mixture of ponderosa pine, juniper and pinyon pine . Chevelon Canyon offers spectacular views and opportunities for hiking and fishing. Directions from Winslow: Travel for 25 miles south on Forest Road 34 to Forest Road 504, continue south on 504 to Forest [...]
Trucks parking in the big dirt area to the east of the gas station (Chevron I believe w/ a store). I parked in my RV. It was fine. Got ice and supplied from gas station store in morning. Another RV was next to me and then about 8 to 10 big wheelers. The trucks run [...]
Free, dispersed camping area along the Verde River. This area is very popular! It sits below the remnants of the old power plant buildings on the edge of the Verde River. A short hike upstream and some wading will get you to the ruins of the Verde Hot Springs, a once famous resort. Before heading [...]
This free, designated primitive camping area is located in open grassland and has six sites with no developments. Tents and RVs are welcome. There are also group campsites near by for a small fee. The Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (NCA) can be enjoyed year-round since each season provides opportunities to enjoy the unique features [...]
Private small RV park. 30 ft max. 10.00 a day FHU and laundry. Close to Laughlin and Colorado river.
Clints Well Campground is located near a junction of two major roads which provide access to northern Arizona’s National Forest lands. As such it is close to several features of recreational interest. A short drive from the campground is the scenic Mogollon Rim, the two thousand foot drop-off that marks the southern limit of the [...]
This small campground, set under large ponderosa pine and oak trees, is conveniently located near the Arizona/New Mexico state line. It is a popular rest stop for travelers on AZ Hwy 78. Coal Creek flows nearby seasonally. Located 19 miles southeast of Clifton on US 191 and AZ 78.
Many dispersed campsites on the west side of the stronghold. 2WD accessible, no facilities.
Opened forest , good for boondocking. Drive 12 miles north of Flagstaff and turn left(west) onto the forest road directly across from the entrance to Sunset Crater National Monument. We just wanted a place to spend the night and only went in about 1/4 mile before we found a good spot but this forest warrants [...]
Dispersed camping allowed off of FR 545, and other forest roads in the area. West of Hwy 89 and Sunset Crater National Monument. No hookups, just rustic dispersed free camping in a pine forest with little underbrush and views of Sunset Crater and the San Fransisco Peaks. All forest roads are of good quality gravel [...]
About 50 parking spaces for rv overnight blacktop boondock parking. Pay $5 and stay up to three nights. No hookup. Food and games inside of the casino. The casino also has a “family fun center” with bowling and laser tag.
Cottonwood Campground, located in the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, is open all year on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nightly fee of $10.00. Restroom facilities include sinks and flushable toilets, but no showers. Pull-thru sites with shade. Each site includes parking space, picnic table and grill. No ground fires or wood collecting is permitted. Pets [...]
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Craggy Wash is an established camp area. Primitive camping north from Lake Havasu City. The turn off is just North of the Airport. It is rough, dry desert terrain, some neat,canyon-like views of the surrounding mountains. Very tight on and out, kinda crowded with some soft sand.
Dispersed camping in the North Kaibab National Forest. No facilities. Great views from both points of Crazy Jug Canyon, Tapeats Amphitheater, Steamboat Mountain and Great Thumb Mesa. FDR 425 is a sparsely traveled, primitive road through a valley of oak, aspen and Ponderosa stands. Interspersed among those stands area number of sunny, upland meadows and [...]
Free, dispersed, desert camping at numerous sites along Crown King Road in the Prescott National Forest. I-17 exit 259 and head west. This dirt road is rumored to be in excellent condition and suitable for all sized rigs. As are the camping locations. I haven’t scouted it yet.. you might want to before committing to [...]
The campground is part of the parking lot for the gift shop and is less than a mile from the southern entrance to Petrified Forest National Park. This is very convenient because the park doesn’t have a campground. There are actually two associated gift shops , one on each side of the road and both [...]
Free dry camping area (AKA boondocking) in the Kofa NWR south of Quartzsite, Arizona (visit link for more free camping near Quartzsite). Camping area is at the bottom of Crystal Hill. No amenities! Crystal Hill has just that, crystals! You are allowed to collect the quartz crystals without the aid of tools. No digging! I [...]
Dispersed camping on BLM land along Darby Wells road, south of Ajo, AZ. Roughly 10-12 miles north of Organ Pipe Cactus Natinal Monument and 8 miles south of Ajo, Desert boondocking!
Coconino National Forest The last of several sites on Deer Pass Rd. A Red Rock Pass or National Park Pass is reuired to camp here. Red Rock Pass prices as of 05/2011 $5/day, $10/wk, or $20/yr Midway between Sedona and Cottonwood Verizon signal, incredible view
Go south on 4th Street from Williams about 4 miles to Dogtown Road, and turn left. Camping is on both sides of the road and it’s free. 4th Street turns into Perkinsville Road when you leave Williams. Great for large groups: you could have 30 to 100 campers in your group and have plenty of [...]
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This is one of the many free, 14day BLM camping areas just 3.5 miles outside of Quartzsite , Arizona. It makes a great base camp. From here, you can get to Blythe without having to go through Quartzsite traffic. Make sure to see the Camp Host on Dome Rock Road and get a permit. He [...]
Free RV, car, and tent camping at dispersed sites in the Prescott National Forest. While there are interesting features in the area, the sites here are not too desirable. They are often used as shooting ranges and the litter on the ground shows it. Our Verizon EVDO signal was almost nonexistent. The dirt road isn’t [...]
View of Tucson from atop the Santa Catalina mountains. Lots of 4×4 traffic and gun shots. There are tons of 4×4 trails on this road. There is also a shooting range further up the road. Excellent Sprint Evdo Internet connection. The view of Tucson at night is to die for. Stayed for 3 days. There [...]
Free BLM Boondocking. Dry camping AKA: no facilities! Lots of primitive camping areas in a maze of roads. Some campsites have stone campfire rings. While area is OK for big rigs, look before you leap. The further in you go, the higher the clearance required. Not the best place if there has been or it [...]
Also known as Corley Mine Road. Eleven free campsites, nine of which can handle RVs, in the Prescott Basin of the Prescott National Forest. The entire basin is considered a wildland-urban interface area(WUI). In other words, due to the high use of this area and it’s proximity to Prescott, you are limited to 7 days [...]
Dispersed camping in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. No facilities.
Distributed sites in the Coconino National Forest close to Flagstaff at the base of the hill below the Naval Observatory hill. Recently thinned to reduce forest fire danger but still a nice area. This is in the Peaks Ranger District.
This area offers many pastoral scenes and interesting rock formations. Situated along the banks of the East Verde River. Trout fishing is a favorite pastime. No tables, no grills, no drinking water available. Area is prone to flash flooding. Directions: This site is 3 ½ miles north of Payson. From Payson, go north on State [...]
Fort Bowie National Historic Site is 8 miles from highway 186. The primary draw to the area is an interpretive trail (1.5 miles one way). The trailhead is signed no camping, as are most of the pullouts that would be suitable for camping. There is one nice pullout that is not signed and another that [...]
Free camping along on a BLM lake. No services. It is reported that this area is not suitable for large rigs. Update! Stayed here for a couple of days in late February 2013. It’s a small (8.5 acres), elongated lake. It reminded me of a campground without actually being a campground. It receives heavy use. [...]
Dispersed camping opportunities all along this forest road in the Coconino National Forest. Not that this area is really forested. Wide, open views that go for miles. Sparse desert scrub and cacti scattered about the landscape. Camping mostly comes in the form of pullouts along the road. High clearance vehicles recommend! Roads can be rutted [...]
Free, dispersed camping among the pinion pines in the Coconino National Forest of Arizona. There are numerous spots along this road. Suitable for medium sized rigs and tents. Its about 15 miles away from Flagstaff, AZ
Dispersed camping in the Arizona Kaibab National Forest just south of the Grand Canyon. Boondocking with amenities near by. Free… sorta. Ok. If you take the Forest Road 302, a graded and maintained dirt road, about 17 miles from Hwy 180, this camping area is free and you will surely pass other free campsites on [...]
Travel 3 miles west of Lower Red Rock Loop Road on Hwy. 89A to Forest Road 525. The first 5 miles of FR 525 and all of FR 525C are open for camping with a Red Rock Pass. Red Rock passes are $5/day, $10/week or $20/year. America the Beautiful passes will also suffice. Contact Info: [...]
Free Dispersed Camping in the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, AZ To help prevent unacceptable resource damage, disturbance to wildlife and reduce fire risk from dispersed camping, the Forest Service has designated 14 campsites along the Freidlein Prairie road for dispersed camping. Camping and campfires are allowed only at designated sites along Freidlein Prairie road. [...]
Dispersed camping along Gardner Canyon road in the Coronado National Forest. No facilities.
Free BLM Boondocking. Dry camping AKA: no facilities! Lots of primitive camping areas in a maze of roads. Some campsites have stone campfire rings. While area is OK for big rigs, look before you leap. The further in you go, the higher the clearance required. Not the best place if there has been or it [...]
Free dispersed camping area is a meadow about 300 yards across, covered with dry grass and ringed with large ponderosa. A beautiful area (no facilities).
Dispersed camping near Why, AZ in the Sonoran Desert. Much of the surrounding Sonoran Desert area was closed by the BLM in 2003. Gunsite Wash is not included in the closures. Within a few miles of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Free camping on BLM land in Safford District. Lots of room. Plenty of camping on either side of road. Dry camping/boondocking. No facilities. Services in the towns of Solomon and Safford which are only a short drive away. Directions: From Safford, AZ. Take US-191 N/US-70 E 8.1 mi. Turn right at Haekel Rd and go [...]
Free camping location overlooking Oak Creek.
Dispersed camping in the Coronado National Forest as well as a scenic drive. A historic mining district that extends along the bottom of a sycamore-shaded canyon is the focal point of this short, easy drive. You’ll start in the quaint little town of Patagonia, with its rich mining and ranching heritage, and drive up the [...]
Dispersed camping area north of Lake Havasu City. Right off AZ Highway 95.
For $10 a night, this Prescott National Forest campground provides you one of 15 campsites each with picnic tables, grills, and a 3-sided wooden camping shelters with concrete floors. It is at an elevation of 6000′. It claims that there’s enough room for a 40′ rig, but good luck getting more much more than a [...]
Free camping in the flat, rocky desert three miles north of Quartzsite, Arizona. You must register with the camp host upon entering the camping area. Learn more about the RV mecca that is Quartzsite, it’s overnight RV parking and the services there on this page. Colorado River District Roxie Trost, District Manager Yuma Field Office [...]
State park offers Full Hookup Sites that will accommodate any size RV. Dry camping site is $10, Full hookup is $15. Road in is filled with large cracks requiring slow speeds. There is a visitor’s center, gift shop and museum.
Located next to Eagle Creek, the area is ideal for camping, picnicking, fishing and wildlife viewing. It is a quiet, remote site with lots of shade provided by sycamore and cottonwood trees along with pinyon and juniper trees. Directions from Clifton: Honeymoon Campground is 50 miles NW of Clifton, via US Highway 191 and Forest [...]
Dry camping on BLM land in Safford District. $3/Day (or $30/year) per vehicle use fee. No additional charge for vehicles in tow. Fee covers camping, day use, OHV use, access to hot springs and facilities. Daily fee is collected on site. The annual BLM permit must be obtained from the Safford BLM office. All America [...]
Free camping is available in undeveloped sites. The picnic area’s facilities consist of 5 picnic tables, bbq grills, trash cans, and a newly constructed vault toilet is available. Indian Bread Rocks Picnic Area is the access point to the Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness. The Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness consists of 11,700 acres and lies 20 [...]
Free dispersed camping. Situated in a beautiful canyon where water has carved the rock, Jack’s Canyon offers vertical to wildly overhanging routes[photo] Jack’s Canyon from above on compact stone. The majority of the climbing is characterized by steep highly pocketed limestone/sandstone mix cliffs. On vertical walls, the rock can be bubbly with edges and blocks. [...]
A nice, little 140 acre county owned park with some designated sites. Many of the sites have shade ramadas; otherwise, full sun. The website says that there are restroom, but I haven’t seen any. It also boasts a playground but all that is left of it is one slide and a skeleton of a swing [...]
You can camp off any forest road – as long as you are at least 1/4 mile off the main road (180 / AZ64) Any rig will fit.
A free, dispersed campsites along FR302 just south of the Grand Canyon in the Kaibab National Forest of Arizona. No facilities at all. You cannot camp within 1/4 mile of the highway. There is a sign that lets you know when you have passed the restriction point. Many of the sites are large enough or [...]
Kehl Springs Camp is located in a stand of ponderosa pines right at the brink of one of Arizona’s most awesome geologic features, the Mogollon Rim. Just a short distance from these shady campsites the rim brings the Colorado Plateau to an end with a precipitous drop-off that plunges two thousand feet from forested highland [...]
Boondocking in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. This area had active silver mines for over a hundred years. Pictures and better description on my blog at http://techno-viking.com/posts/kofa-castle-dome/ as well as info on the mining museum I camped about a mile from.
Free, BLM camping north of Yuma. A patch of mostly level open space. Nice ATT 4G singal.
The road into the camping area is kind of rough. You don’t necessarily need 4×4 or high clearance, but bigger rigs should take it very slow. There is an open field (where the tent is pitched and the waypoint is) that will accomodate any size rig. A little further on you can get back into [...]
This is the LTVA outside of Quartzsite. It’s just two miles from the center of town. LTVAs are areas that the BLM has set up as a Long Term Visitor Area. You can stay on them with the purchase of a permit. The permit costs $40 for two weeks or $180 for unlimited access between [...]
On the west of the island after you cross the bridge follow the road around to the right. There are signs that say something like “Parking limited to 72 hours” Most people don’t know that most of the island is part of the AZ State Park system and not part of Lake Havasu. We parked [...]
Numerous free, dispersed camping locations along the Colorado River. Some spots are on the east side of the road, others on the west. Busy on the weekends. We stayed here 04/2011
True boondocking – No facilities. Suitable for RV, car, and tent camping. Larger rigs should be mindful of low branches in campsites. Area is often used by OHV enthusiasts. Camping area managed by: Tonto Natioanl Forest Payson Ranger District 1009 E. Hwy 260 Payson, Arizona 85541 (928) 474-7900
This Prescott National Forest campground charges $10 per night. There are 20 primitive campsites with picnic tables and grills. Two vault toilets. Dogs must be on leash. No water or trash services. Did you pack it in? Then, pack it out! Located on the banks of Wolf Creek and at an elevation of 6000′. Arizona [...]
Nice little park just 5 miles south of Winslow , Arizona. The main camping area sits above Clear Creek and is not the most scenic area but has paved pull through sites. There are also a few picnic tables under shelters along the creek that are much nicer and more private. We think that camping [...]
Nice little pull off on the east side of the Dragoon Mountains. No facilities at all. Not for a big rig. We passed/photoed it on 02/19/09 If you are coming from the West, be prepared to go through some mountains on a (truly) single lane, twisty dirt road often used by jeeps (but not 4×4 [...]
$10 for campsite with electricity – $6 for tent campsite – $5 for extra vehicle. Within the Verde Ranger District of Arizona’s Prescott National Forest. 25 total (19 RV & 6 tent) campsites each with a fire ring and picnic table. The campsites can only accommodate 22′ long vehicles while other can handle rigs up [...]
Free, dispersed camping among pondarosa pines of the Prescott National Forest at 6800?. The coordinates will take you to a large campsite next to a trail head. Sites are unmarked but obvious campsites on both sides of the road. No amenities. Sites may turn into a thick sticky mud in wet weather. You shouldn’t sink [...]
Free, dispersed camping among pondarosa pines at 7500′. Unmarked, but obvious campsites on both sides of the road. Most of them are set off of the road a bit. No amenities. Some of the sites are littered with rocks sticking out of the ground.. so watch your tires. Sites may turn into a thick sticky [...]
There are no facilities or designated areas for camping, but camping is allowed. Please call the Bureau of Land Management Yuma Field Office at (928) 317-3200 for more information. Mittry Lake Wildlife Area lies in and adjacent to the floodplain of the Colorado River between Laguna and Imperial Dams. Mittry Lake covers approximately 750 acres, [...]
$5 a night per person plus $5 entry fee. Located within Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley Park. AKA:Cottonwood Primitive Campground – Paperless Porta-potties, covered picnic tables, and fantastic views of Monument Valley.
Dispersed campsites are right off of FR-626 roughly 1 mile downhill from the Summit of Mt Ord. Mt Ord is has an approximate elevation of 7000 ft.
Nice free campground inside Navajo National Monument. There is also Canyon View Campground at the monument, which was closed while we were there. Canyon View is only open from April 1 through September 30. The campground has paved roads and sites. The sites are rather small at Sunset View Campground. I would have to agree [...]
When approaching the Grand Canyon from the south (hwy 180/64), take the first right after the airport (NF-302 on Streets and Trips). In the National Forest there you will find a number of nice spots to stay within the first mile. We stayed there for a week a couple of years ago.
****Be aware: It was reported on 04/23/2013 that there is a sign prohibiting vehicles. You might want to look for yourself but I wouldn’t depend on being able to camp here. Free dispersed camping on Forest Road in Coconino National Forest. It’s your basic free, desert boondocking location with a couple of pluses. 1. Depending [...]
Free, dispersed camping in the Prescott National Forest. Desert camping. Open flat areas suitable for RVs, cars, and tents. Free dump station at Giant Gas station on the corner of 89a and 260 Camping area managed by: Prescott National Forest 344 So. Cortez St. Prescott, AZ 86303 (928) 443-8000 TTY (928) 443-8001
Dispersed camping north of Sedona, AZ in the Coconino National Forest. Sites are located off Hwy 89A north of Oak Creek Vista at the top of Oak Creek Canyon. GPS marker is slightly north of Oak Creek Vista Campground. Dispersed sites should be north from there. Be aware that dispersed camping in Red Rock Country [...]
This rig was parked here at least 2 days. I’m not sure how long you could get away with it, but I think it’s the closest free camping spot to Chiricahua you can get. It’s less than 100 yards from the entrance! I’d recommend Pinery Canyon Road if you want more privacy and don’t mind [...]
From BLM Site: GENERAL INFORMATION: Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, approximately 90 miles southwest of Phoenix, Arizona, provides visitors the opportunity to view an ancient archaeological site containing hundreds of symbolic and artistic rock etchings, or “petroglyphs,” produced centuries ago by prehistoric peoples. There are also inscriptions made by people who passed through during historic times. [...]
Free dispersed RV and tent camping in the King of Arizona National Wildlife Refuge about 20 miles south of Quartzsite, Arizona. Desert boondocking -> No facilities! Camphost on site. All campers must register. This road leads to the trail head for a canyon with native palm trees. RV camping is all along the road to [...]
Paradise has started enforcing their length of stay rules. They will give you a 24 hour tow notice! 888-777-4946
$10/night A first come, first served campground in the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. Elevation 4700′. Maximum trailer length is 22′. 17 back in sites. Boondocking/No hookups. The forest service doesn’t recommended camping here in trailers or RV’s because it’s a small area, but compact campers should be fine. Facilities include [...]
Dispersed camping in the Coronado National Forest near Chiricahua National Monument. Sites begin 5 miles from highway 181 at the entrance to Chiricahua National Monument and there are easily accessible sites at least as far as the 7 mile mark and the turnoff for Pine Canyon campground (42C). These are all primitive sites, mostly on [...]
Free primitive campground at 5300′ in the Prescott National Forest between Prescott and Camp Verde. Eleven campsites with picnic tables and either a fire pit with grate or a pedestal bbq grill. Vault toilets. No water, dump station or trash services provided. A lightly used, historic campground built by the CCC, Powell Springs is flanked [...]
Quartzsite BLM – 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. While there are many inexpensive camping options in town, overnight RV parking is prohibited. * Plomosa Road: Take [...]
Come winter, this place is packed with snow bird wanting to get their Mexican dental and eye glasses. Good luck finding a “camping” spot” in this casino parking lot. As far as I know, this place is free. I stayed here for two night w/o paying, but I did go inside, get breakfast, coffee and [...]
A free, dispersed campsite south of the Grand Canyon in the Kaibab National Forest No facilities at all. Its boondocking on the side of a butte in the partial shade of a pinyon-juniper forest. Not level. Not recommended for rigs over 25′. I don’t think that I would try it in a trailer. YMMV. There [...]
Another free BLM camping area near Quartzsite, AZ. This one is further out of town than the rest. It was almost empty on the west side when we were here in late December. No services! You must register with the camp host upon arrival. Full bars of 4G ATT – 1/2 bars of 3G Verizon. [...]
Fee: $8 per night per single unit site. $16 per night per double site. Rock Crossing Campground is located 2 miles from Blue Ridge Reservoir. This narrow, winding body of water looks more like a canyon-bound river than a lake. Nestled between forested canyon walls it provides picturesque water recreation in a secluded, wooded setting. [...]
Absolutely gorgeous area! I wish I’d gotten better pictures. Just driving through totally made my day. About 7-8 miles west of hwy 80, you enter forest land. Lots of trees and very green compared to the land to the east. Gorgeous cliffs and hills. There are many spur roads leading off of Rucker Canyon road [...]
Primitive, scenic desert camping. On maps Salome Road may appear as a highway between I-10 and Courthouse Road, but at least part of it is dirt. Courthouse Road, and Salome Road west of Courthouse Road, are paved. Harquahalla Valley Road and 411th Ave are paved connectors to I-10.
Free, dispersed camping in the Coconino national Forest near Sedona, AZ. Dispersed camping is permitted between Schnebly Hill Vista and I-17. Look for the “camping allowed” sign if coming from Sedona. The GPS marker is at roughly Schnebly Hill Vista, so camping would be east of that point. Red Rock passes are not required in [...]
Dry camping near the Hopi Cultural Center. From Flagstaff: Take Highway 879A North to Townsend-Winona street. Turn right and proceed about 10 miles to Leupp road; turn left and continue north another 31 miles to the Kykotsmovi turn off (just past the Little Colorado River Bridge); continue north 48 miles to Kykotsmovi on Third Mesa. [...]
BLM land located south of Parker, AZ. Roughly 5 miles from 95 down Shea Road. Once you cross the cattle guard, there is plenty of parking.
Free dry camping just off Highway 86 and S San Joaquin Rd. This is a little patch of BLM in the middle of major development. Nicer than you might expect. Desert trees and a picturesque rocky hillside.
Free desert camping area just off Bull Pen Road. Flat area set off the road. People have let their trash there. No amenities. Close to Hwy260.
BLM 14-day camping area about 1 mile south of the Escapees North Ranch RV park, between Congress and Wickenburg. Numerous hard packed gravel roads among mesquite and creosote bushes. Wide open valley with mountains in the distance all around. RV dump services available at North Ranch for about $10.
Free camping near Montezuma Castle National Monument in the Coconino National Forest. No facilities – true boondocking / dry camping. Nothing more than an open area. Directions: Take I-17 exit 298 to the east. Go about one mile. Camping area is on the left(north). Managed by: Red Rock Ranger District P.O. Box 20249 Sedona AZ [...]
Free, dry camping in Coconino National Forest. No facilities – true boondocking. If you pack it in – pack it out!!! Nothing more than an open area set back from the road. Easy access to Montezuma Castle National Monument Directions: Take I-17 exit 298 to the east. Go about three miles. Camping area is on [...]
Blm Site South of Lake Havasu on the East Side of US 95, Plenty of room for any size camper, this is the official site, but from mile marker 171 to 165 there is 14 day camping allowed on the East side of highway, Dump station and water available at the storage place just as [...]
Actually a double here as here as the Cochise County Visitor’s Center and Stout’s Cider Mill share a parking lot between them. There are three large RV spaces in front of the Visitor’s Center and there are additional spaces behind the Stout’s Cider Mill. The owner of Stout’s said he allows RVs to overnight behind [...]
Boondocking. BLM maintained, free camping on “the best preserved ghost town in Arizona”. No services provided. Pack it in, pack it out. Picnic tables, fire pit and free standing grills at each site. Please do not take any of the historic artifacts. From rusty cans and weathered wood to bricks–these all tell the story of [...]
The lovely Ten-X Campground is located 2 miles south of Tusayan and 47 miles north of Williams on U.S. Highway 180/AZ Highway 64. The campground is only about 4 miles from the south entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Located in a beautiful ponderosa pine/Gambel oak forest on the Tusayan Ranger District, Ten-X is a [...]
RV and Camp Rates: Dry Camp: $12.00 per night Daily: $20.00 per day Weekly: $100.00 per week Dumping: $5.00 per usage An all ages facility, handicap accessible, horse and pet friendly with amenities that include; showers, laundry facilities, rv sanitation dump station, Wi-Fi, business center, horse arenas and stalling, on-site feed and bedding, picnic areas, [...]
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Nice open desert camping at exit 144 on I-8. West of the paved road is BLM land, though the east side has usable open space as well. Probably there are more options south of the freeway too.
BLM land north of Vicksburg, AZ. Take Vicksburg Road (also called Avenue 51 E) to route 72. Turn left on 72. Take your first right – almost immediately onto Vicksburg Pit Road. Take your next right, roughly 1/4 mile down. Lots of parking for the next mile or so.
Very Nice BLM CG… $4 nite for access holders and $90 per month…. gorgeous views….
Free dry camping on BLM land just west of Saguaro National Park (and Tucson) in Pima County. Near ultralight Aviation Center. Directions: From I-10:Take exit 242 toward Avra Valley Rd (0.3 mi). Merge onto I-10 Frontage Rd W (236 ft) Turn left at W Avra Valley Rd (5.2 mi) Turn left at N Sandario Rd [...]
Welch Road is exit 151 on Interstate 40. I believe there is camping south of the freeway, but we took north. You will need to pick up an MVUM to see which roads are currently legal; these were legal in 2010 but may not be now–the allowable roads can change yearly. There is plenteous RV [...]
I-8, Exit 30, go south 1.4 miles. Just before canal turn right onto BLM land.
Free Camping. Boondocking(AKA dry camping). A real birder’s paradise. As many as 30,000 Sandhill Cranes use the area for roosting from approximately mid-October through February. You can also volunteer camp host at this site. Details here > http://www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/edits/volunteer_opps.shtml. Directions: Located on the south end of Coffman rd. 2 ½ miles south of Davis rd. and [...]
Approximately 1.2 miles south of intersection of hwy 85 and 86 in WHY on right side of road BLM land. Entrance just south of bridge over wash, Go through gate.
A free dispersed camping area in the Coconino National Forest. There is a designated shooting area nearby. So expect gun shots from time to time. Verizon cell tower right at the entrance to the area. Great service. Directions: Easy access. Take the I-17 Willard Springs exit# 326. Follow the paved road west into the forest. [...]