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Boondocker's Dream

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

Beautiful and (mostly) quiet

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.
Colorado River frontage on the Parker Strip south from scenic Parker Dam

25 sites (many bordering the River), many with Salt Cedar trees for shade, available for reservations online ( 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.

First to Review
I can see why Quartzsite is so popular

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.


Clean easy beautiful spot

Camping Oasis

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

LTVA season

Gate house has yet to open. So it's free for now.

Nice Place

Very roomy sites close enough to the water. Clean and we'll run park with a lot amenities. The only downfall is it's like a timeshare. We got a free visit but needed to listen to the sales pitch for a couple of hours.

Very pretty but in the middle of nowhere!

Gorgeous place to visit or stay love it!!!! Huge park with nice campground. Sites near the ranger station are paved and level. No cell service unless you hike up a trail or drive to the dam overlook. There are only a few hiking trails(easy to moderate) but they are well maintained. The lake is a great place to kayak. We saw many birds and wild donkeys. The views are excellent. Hiking trails were at a minimum. Saw Borros& quail. Located in the middle of no where. Be sure to have full refrig and gas tank before you come in.(There is a convenient store on Rt 60 between Solome& Wenden). We camped at Alamo Lake in a 5th Wheel.

Great place

They have stables available to stay and nightly, weekly, monthly and longer term rates. Lots of amenities. The park is down a hill so you don’t hear the road traffic from the 60.

Little Gem

This place is really hard to miss the turn. Keep your eyes peeled for the signs. We stay out here yearly for the Poker Run. There are a large variety of different camp spots. They have full hookup spots and then dry camping. We camped there. It’s on a long dirt runway. Great place if you have side by side, quads, dirt bike or any off road vehicle. There is a bar and restaurants site with pretty decent food. Showers available for a fee and dump station also available for a fee. There is a store and on site laundry.

Love it

Love camping at River Island, it’s a Grand Canyon type of camping on the river

Another great State Park

Buckskin is another favorite if you don’t mind the heat but want to be within walking distance to the water. The river is extremely busy during the summer months. You can swim close to shore but can’t swim across the river as you’ll get ran over. Great beach areas to beach boats and play in the water for the kids. We stayed in 57 which was close to the dump station but wasn’t busy until Sunday at check out time. There is a dog park on site. Cell phone service is terrible. (Verizon). The resturant and store recently closed. As well as the gas station. We heard that on the California side there was a newer site opening and an arcade but never checked it out.

Gem off the Hwy

We stopped off Hwy 93 into Burro Creek Campground, the sites are well maintained and level. No hook-ups, but the restrooms are clean and kept up. The creek is a wonderful place to relax and fish. Beautiful scenery and the Hwy bridge in the distance is majestic.

Peaceful and Quiet

First long trip in our new camper to Parker, AZ. We decided to pick the River Island as our first trip to Parker. The campgrounds are very welcoming and spread out with good distance between them. You are nestled way in between two large canyons of red rock with the beautiful Colorado River to the west end of the campsites. The restrooms and showers were clean and well stocked. The Wi-Fi and Phone service was a little patchy, then again you're camping. It was very convenient that there is a private boat launch with the campground, you can launch your boat and other watercraft without leaving the site. Overall we would camp here again, however our next Parker AZ trip will be to Buckskin State Park just south of River Island, wait for our review there.

Pretty and Clean

Buckskin State Park was perfect for our weekend getaway. The park was clean and the layout was easy to get around. The scenery is beautiful. We’ll definitely be returning.

First to Review
100+ degrees and 100 % fun

Camped here during 2019, 4th of July weekend. Mobile home rentals available, full hookup RV services, and tent camping available. Echo Lodge is in a beautiful area situated on the Colorado River where the river water is just cool enough to take the sting out the 100+ degree temperatures. Plenty of boating, jet skiing, swimming, or lounging around on floatation devices to be had on the river throughout the site. Site has a small convenience store for ice runs and everyday supplies. Echo Lodge also offers a bar/restaurant in the kiddie pool/wade pool compound on site. Had a great time all around and met some very good people while there. Some of the permanent residents allowed our kids to use their lily pad which was a pleasant surprise to all of us. Just good vibes and good times. Hope to visit here again soon.

First to Review
It’s perfectly fine for free..

It is BLM and it’s FREE! You do have to register with the host when you pull in. It’s the first camper on the left. It’s rocky ground but that never bothered us. You just pick wherever you want that’s large enough for your needs. It’s not actual sites, it just a large area and you pick where you want and can fit your rig. Fires are aloud and that’s great. There are fire pits made of the rocks there from previous campers or you can make another. It’s primitive. It’s also pretty and night. One of the pictures is of Dome Rock that is close to go visit but not at this camping area.

Nice park

Nice and quiet park. Not a lot of actual beachfront but water access was easy enough for swimming. The rv spots had great shade need a full sewer hook up for my likening but had a good time.

Another winner for AZ!

First of all I want to say we stayed at this campground in the end of May and it was hotter than Hades! The park is beautiful. It's right on the Colorado River. We stayed in site 52 and we were across from the restaurant/store. They had pizza and beer, what more can you ask for. Our lot had a huge shade tree, however in 112 temps, it didn't help to keep us that cool. We paid $35 for water and electric. There was a a picnic table and firepit (no way usable in 100 degree weather) But they did sell firewood. Your steps away from the cool river, if you wanted to sit in the water. Lots and lots of boats up and down the river. They didn't seem to care about speed limits, so it could get noisy during the day. I would love to go back during the winter/spring months. Dish satellite and Verizon both worked well. I will definitely go back, but when it's much cooler.

Crossroads BLM California , May, 2019

First, you get what you pay for, this tent site was 5.00 per night! The location is great, right on the Colorado River. We made reservations ahead of time using We knew there were no amenities but were ok with it.

I use a rating scale based on amenities, location, cell service, cleanliness and campsite.

There is no running water available at the site, only one vault toilet, obviously no showers.

The campsite itself was great, nice shady spot with a grill, picnic table and did I mention right on the water.

Cell service was spotty, usually one bar with AT&T.

There are wild burros that roam the area and we were quite surprised that they walked through our campsite down to the water.

We stayed on a Friday night and there were people riding motorcycles or ATVs through the park chasing the burros, making a lot of noise. Also people on the river all through the night making lots of noise.

We rented kayaks in Parker AZ, Parker watercraft and it was great, we loved every minute.

While there we also made the quick trip to Lake Havasu city to see the London Bridge.

Gem on the river

We spent the weekend at this state park in site 49. The site was large with water and 50 amps. There was also a fire pit and it was paved and level. There is free wifi but we couldn’t connect from the site. It’s just a short walk though and it was fast. There is a camp store with ice cream, firewood and other necessities and a cute cactus garden and tortoise habitat.

We spent a great deal of time in the water as it was 100 degrees. The ranger warned us to stay on the side of the river as the speed boats are fast and don’t look! We did as he said and had a blast.

The only negative is that the water from the house hookups smelled. We took showers and it had the smell of sewer. I’m not sure what that is about but after a day in the sand you need a shower!

Gem along the Colorado River

We spent the weekend at this state park in site 49. The site was large with water and 50 amps. There was also a fire pit and it was paved and level. There is free wifi but we couldn’t connect from the site. It’s just a short walk though and it was fast. There is a camp store with ice cream, firewood and other necessities and a cute cactus garden and tortoise habitat.

We spent a great deal of time in the water as it was 100 degrees. The ranger warned us to stay on the side of the river as the speed boats are fast and don’t look! We did as he said and had a blast.

The only negative is that the water from the hookups smelled. We took showers and it had the smell of sewer. I’m not sure what that is about but after a day in the sand you need a shower!

Desert Oasis

Buckskin is an amazing park. We have tent camped and RV camped there. Hookups and restrooms are great. The showers are also nice. The best part is, you’re on the Colorado River!!! There are 2 beaches, one you can beach your boat and another that has a designated swimming area. (If you plan on leaving your boat overnight, anchor out about 10-20 feet from shore. The water level drops a few feet at night.) they are also planning to remodel the closed restaurant on site. This is a very friendly family environment.

First to Review
Unexpected oasis after a long drive!

Along the Joshua Tree Highway, US 93, near Wikieup AZ, lies a small and lovely BLM campground.  The well paved road drops right off from the highway and into the river valley below. With less than 20 first-come, first-served sites, this cozy campground is a destination in and of itself. Each site has a covered picnic table and grill/pit, water spigots throughout the campground, and clean bathrooms with running water.

The creek flows through a stunning sandstone canyon and offers the chance to fly-fish, or swim/wade during lower water times.  Boating might be possible during higher water times. We visited during the spring 2019 “super bloom” of desert wildflowers which was a stunning addition to the rugged vistas.  Hiking opportunities through the many washes are nearly limitless, but there are few actual trails near the campground. The BLM has done a great job with interpretation signage, and a small education garden on the desert plants of this area amidst the transition between the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.  

The nearest town is Wikieup which has a gas station but not much in the way of food. Kingman is the closest larger city, about 40 minutes away, with all that you need.

Note: We had a weak mobile signal in the campground and surrounding area.

Absolutetly Awesome ! Very friendly ,a most welcoming staff at the office .

THIS was my first time here in Quartzsite,Az. I stayed at La Posa South. It has been awesome!

I have made many acquaintances ,and friendships

With neighboring RVers, tent dwellers and van dwellers.The beautiful sunsets and sunrises.<

Although there is no electricity ,they do have clean / toilets , dumpsters and potable water as well as non potable.

They also have non - potable water, and places for emptying our Rv tanks.

Yok can buy a pass ($180 to stay for 7 months in the winter,from Sept.15- April 15.

If you decide to stay in summer you pay $75. You can cam 14 days and then move 25 miles away every two weeks.

There are many options to accommodate your camping experience.

I have taken beautiful pictures since being here.

I most deffinately will be coming back.

Beautiful river view

We loved this place! It has both tent and RV spaces, you can even get power and water at tent spaces. It has bathroom/shower facilities. There is a restaurant called Pirates Den on site. It has 2 boat launches and plenty of parking. I recommend tenting early spring and late fall, it gets really hot in the summer.

Boondocking at its best

We love boondocking and spending two weeks in Quartzsite during the January RV show was amazing. Be prepared for large crowds but you’ll have a blast!

Along the beautiful Colorado River

This park is next door to Buckskin about ten minutes from Parker right on the Colorado River. It’s one of the prettiest areas in the state. Large sites with a great beach.