This is a regional park along Hwy 85 south of Phoenix - one of those stretches of freeways that Arizonans cruise past glassy-eyed on their way to or from San Diego…
What a great place to stop for a picnic during nice weather, or a camping trip to get away, but not too far away. The campgrounds is filled with gentle rises that give nice views of the west valley of the Phoenix metro area, and I’ll bet the city lights are pretty from here at night.
This park is flanked by a Sherriff’s firearms training range, as well as open desert hunting grounds. I visited during dove season and hunting was audibly present around me as well as several warning signs. Keep that in mind if you are sensitive to the sounds of shooting and hunting.
Next to the Floss shooting range and the Sheriff's training range is a gem of a recreation park with great views of Buckeye and the Phoenix valley. Only one vault toilet, no water or electric, but no signs stating camping not allowed either. Although almost every sight has a grill or fire ring of some sort, but since May no fires of any type are allowed, probably due to wild fire hazards. This would be a superb star gazing adventure site for primitive camping. You just need to pack in/out all essentials like water and food.
This was one of my favorite free longterm camping spots of all time. Desert flowers were blooming while I was there in January/Feb. Nice enough scenery.
Lots of RVs around. I was able to find a spot by toilets for my tent and then move into a more private spot after an RV left.
Fairly busy. Serviced (BLM?), very clean. Feels safe. Next to air force base which is loud and pretty cool, and sheriffs training facility /shooting range which actually is better than a lot of other free Arizona spots because gunshots aren't going off all night and bullets whizzing by from responsible gun owners…
Was not hassled at all.
Dry toilets and garbages. But pack out. Garbage piles up. Many options for RV and tents and car campers. Seems they don't ask anyone to move or anything unless they have to.