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We got stuck here on a pass down the Colorado River due to severe wind for a night. The only redeeming thing about this site is that if you wake up for sunrise you will be rewarded with stunning colors.
There is a water fun park, bars, and RV campers surrounding you as well as reeds on all sides of the water so it makes it difficult to work on any water skills in the outlet.
Very nice host.
Good hookups. Electric, water, sewer.
I’m from out East. First impression was. Nice gravel parking lot with hookups.
Nice new pool but not heated. Was told it was suppose to be but wrong line was installed. Free WiFi. the WiFi signal is strong but the routers are in serious trouble. Frequently drop internet and frequently drop you off the WiFi and won’t let you back on with error. Says wrong password. Management aware and not interested in fixing. If you want WiFi, don’t come here.
No tv signal available over your rv rig antenna. Gotta get a mast and extend up another 20 feet higher to get any tv. Since WiFi sucks, can’t stream. Bring satellite if you got it. No cable available but I’m thinking no cable is available in quartzite anywhere.
Very strong Verizon cell signal. Data & streaming over Verizon is far superior to WiFi.
Quartzsite is a Boondocker's dream. There are countless BLM camping options all around the area. The scaddan wash is located off mitchell mine road which is a dirt road. To get there you have to drive on a Dome Rock Rd (terrible) that hasn't been maintained in a very long time. Most people actually drive on the shoulder which is smoother. Just remember to drive slow and take your time.
I was here during the 2020 Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) which is a big gathering of RV and Vanlife people.
Cell Coverage: Excellent
Due to its location, it is pretty quiet. However, because of the cliffs on two sides, noises can be amplified (like the person who used an impact drill for their jacks on their fifth wheel to leave at 7am).
- Tucked away, but right off the highway.
- Congenial ranger to check us in.
- Fairly big space, with enough room for slideouts and our awning. Though it did feel like our awning was just slightly in the roadway due to angle.
- $30/night for most sites.
- Beautiful sunrises/sunsets.
- Boat launch ramp.
- Picnic table and grill included at most sites.
- Wifi is spotty, even the ranger was up front about it. Add in folks trying to stream and hogging bandwidth…
- Our T-Mobile cel phones had no reception at all. We could use the wifi, but could not get calls or texts. Not sure of other providers.
- This is partial hookup (water/electric) with a dump station, like most of the state parks on the Colorado River.
25 sites (many bordering the River), many with Salt Cedar trees for shade, available for reservations online (recreation.gov). A few sites available on a first come, first served basis. 2 week limit. A small beach for swimming or kayaking. Peaceful, with desert trails across the road for ATVs.
All along Plomosa road there are turn offs you can park in. It's pretty rocky, so go slow, but I managed to find a semi private spot nestled behind some trees. Mostly quiet, though occasionally heard coyotes. Only 6 miles from town, mostly gas stations and RV campsites, but there was some cool little shops across from the Pilot gas station. Pretty dark night sky, especially considering how close it is to town.
Buckskin is a great campground on the Colorado River. There’s a little swimming area that’s cordon off from all the boaters that you can enjoy. There’s a store that sells ice cream and various camping supplies. There’s also a number of RV spots that are shaded by trees. This is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle and just enjoy a relaxing few days on the river.
Cell Service: Verizon Great, Sprint not great