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20 Reviews of 7 San Jose Campgrounds

KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2022

Wide open spaces, beautiful at dawn & dusk!

Very little traffic. Decent Verizon & AT&T cell service. Cleaned up some trash to leave it better than I found it.

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Sitedispersed
Month of VisitFebruary
Lynn W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Dispersed camping but road is rough

We searched for fire agates but decided against camping here because the road is a bit sketchy. The only spot big enough has a large bump that would likely tip my travel trailer farther than is safe.

  • Where to hunt for rocks.
  • The scenery!
Month of VisitDecember
Kaileen F.
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2021

Perfect

Me and the boys picked a site with a few flat areas for tents. Standard issue picnic tables and fire pits with a flat common area is fantastic. Very easy access to this cute little Lake that is stocked with fish. Good fishing if you're into it. Definitely some trails on the mountain, but we also…

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Site13
Month of VisitOctober
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2021

Great spot

Beautiful views albeit mostly hiking along the dirt road… girlfriend and I went in my truck in May, 2021. I have been up to this site a couple times before in July and August months. Never have been disappointed… like any camping site, it’s ideal if you can get there Monday-Thursday but weekends…

Sitefirst one one the right
Month of VisitJune
Michael B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Private and Clean

This site was very private and expansive for the location. There is the lower campsite however it is a bit down from the area where the tents were set up. There were multiple fire rings set up around the camp and the rangers who visited us informed that we may not use them and they were going to be…

SiteUpper Site
Month of VisitMay
Karen D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

A bit noisy

The camp sites are nice and large. Spaced out for plenty of room. Sound carries like crazy so kids screaming and dogs barking can be disappointing. The bathrooms are well kept as well. The lake is beautiful and a easy walk around for exercise. No campfires allowed.

Site#21
Month of VisitJuly
Robert E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2021

Accessible and Scenic

We stopped here on our way further west. There were 2 other campers there, but we were able to find a great spot where they couldn’t be seen.

Plenty of sites, ours was 1.5 miles off 191. Easy to get to in our 26’ bus. Saw a handful of vehicles pass by, likely on there way to Hot Wells.

The…

Lisa S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2020

Not Much To Recommend

Easy access off 191. Shot gun shells, bullet casings, cigarrette butts, broken bottles, mild trash, wide open desert terrain with panorimic Mountain views. BLM free. No services. If this is your thing, go for it. Spent one night.

Rachelle J.
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2020

Wanted to love it

We did not end up camping here. Beautiful location. Road is super rough and narrow in spots going up Mt Graham. Drove up end of June 2020 and there were so many cars parked that you could not drive the camp ground loop to check out the sites. It did not appear to be monitored by a ranger so people…

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L
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2020

Peaceful in December

This is the first time I've ever stayed on BLM land. I parked at the 3rd spot in midday and stayed all night. I only saw about 6 vehicles go by the entire time I was here, but I couldn't see or hear anyone else aside from that. The view was nice from my spot. Had about 2 bars on average with…

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DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2020

Riggs Flat Lake

Beautiful area and the lake is great for fishing. The road up is long unpaved and rough so not ideal without 4 wheel drive. The campground was peaceful. Smelled and then saw skunks. Pit toilets and they were NOT clean.

Joshua L.
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2020

Riggs Flat

The fishing is great for beginners and kids, not hard at all and the entire lake is easily accessible. The views from the top are great, the road in up the mountain is not ideal for small cars since its unpaved for a few miles up. There were a lot of skunks in the area and they will get into your…

Beth G.
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2020

Fun day trip or for dispersed camping

Millions of years ago, volcanic activity in the Southwest create lava rocks and fire agate. Inside the Rockhound area you can walk and collect fire agates right off the surface of the ground. It is the desert equivalent of searching for sea shells at the beach. It makes a fun day trip for families…

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Aaron O.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2019

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Aaron O.
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2019

Great Area

We decided to go to Riggs Lake and camp there we stayed a little outside of the fee are! And had blast! 2 nights and lot’s of fun! Really pretty area with great scenic views!

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