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17 Reviews of 4 Surprise Campgrounds

Beth M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2021

Beautiful skies, level sites,

Arrived late at night...off of 85, there is a turning lane. Robins Butte Road. Lots of washboard roads. stay left... you'll see a pavilion....still stay left at the fork, the preserve will be to your right in a fenced in area....stay left. Road goes forever with little spurs sprinkled with…

Site~2 miles in
Month of VisitJanuary
Becbecandbunny O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2021

Hidden gem among suburbs

We picked this campground on a whim based on reviews as a halfway point to our next destination. We're so happy we did.

We stayed two nights at the Willow walk-in sites (W10). Despite our campsite being close to the bathroom it exceeded our expectations. Campground is well organized with friendly…

SiteW10
Month of VisitJanuary
Randall Z.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2021

Very nice State Park best during winter months

Well separated level sites in a desert setting. Good views of the mountains and the Valley of the Sun. Most sites have electric and water. Good Hiking in the mountains during cooler weather.

Month of VisitOctober
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2021

Beautiful Sonoran desert

The park has an excellent nature center, great hiking, archaeology and good water/power hook-ups.

A bit far from restaurants etc. but that’s good.

Site27
Month of VisitDecember
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2021

Not a bad place to stay

When you first pull in to the campground there is a staging area and beyond that there's only about a half a dozen campsites but beyond that there are trails for ATVs. There is also an outhouse at the end of the campsites.

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Month of VisitDecember
Brad D.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Desert Camping Near Phoenix (BLM)

Nice 4WD area south of Wickenburg. Established rock fire ring (until next major Monsoon rain) in Box Wash area. Too hot during summer! Nice during winter. Please remember to pack it in, pack it out. Nice area to look for critters during summer nights.

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Month of VisitFebruary
H
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Bring your snow tires

Easy to find, but sites are primarily soft sand. Our van got stuck and had to be towed out.

Month of VisitJune
Don M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 19, 2021

Nice trails and views just west of Phoenix

This is my go-to local campground, a quick 20 minute drive, and I’ve been camping here for years! The facilities are always clean, and the other campers are generally quiet and respectful here. The sites are spaced out nicely, and it has never felt crowded to me even during the busy season.

SiteI’ve stayed at many.
Month of VisitMarch
G
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2021

Nothing to write home about

Not a place you’d want to drive out of your way to. Theirs not much for scenic views except for some mountain range in the distance. Just a lot of creosote bushes, trash and Atv’s kicking up the power in the area. I thought it would be a good place to wait for package I had delivered to in Buckeye.…

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Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2021

FREE but Dirty and Loud

Managed by Lower Sonoran BLM Field Office. Free camping, but you have to love the sound of gunshots and love the view of trash everywhere. 

There are multiple dirt roads you can take to find spots in Buckeye Hills that run adjacent to Powers Butte Wildlife Area where there is no camping…

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G
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2021

Spectacular views

Not a lot of sites at this location maybe 15-20 if you crammed them in, but if you don’t have a big rig their is a few before getting here in State Trust land ( Vultures peak) for a small one time annual fee coming from Wickenburg. Only 4 star because your not going to get the seclusion of most…

G
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2021

Busy

Beautiful area, but it seems that everyone else thinks so too. I waited 15 min in line to get up to the check in booth just to get in the park and when I left the next day the cars were backed up again. This park would be a 5 star plus if it wasn’t for the amount of people and the price for a rv…

Laura M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2021

Great hiking

This is a FREE BLM camping area. 

There are multiple places to pull off along Vulture Mine Rd that have dirt roads that you can take further back. We made a couple of attempts in our 26 ft Class C and almost got stuck and had to back out so be aware that some of the roads look good then…

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William F.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2020

Desolation not far from civilization

Nice open dispersed camping area near the trailhead to Vulture Peak. Lots of random washes and remnants of mines to discover. Grocery store is only a few miles down the road near Wickenburg.

Christine S.
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2020

Exposed sites with no shade but well maintained.

This is a nice place to visit is the cooler months of the year due to no shade and low elevation. We visited in January which was perfect. There is a nice trail to Waterfall Canyon which is heavily used but worth it. There are a number of petroglyphs from the Hohokam culture that you can see.

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