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I stayed here with my fiancé and pup. We have a tent in the bed of our truck and it was an easy pull up spot at the end of the road. Only negative is there isn’t much to do here so many people take a walk around the campsites and come by every site. It’s was very dusty, which is expected but there was a wind storm the second night we stayed. Stayed here in late April which was about 85-90 and I’m sure mid summer gets much hotter!
Yaqui wash (valley) is nothing more than a big flat parking lot off the road in the desert. Not much there really. Yaqui Well on the other hand is very nice-real desert camping with a variety of vegetation and terrain. Night and day difference! Two really nice well documented hikes near Yaqui Well, right across the road from Tamarisk grove. PS. don’t forget water, TP and a shovel! 💩
Went for one day Saturday afternoon. Checked in at 11am friendly park staff and clear directions. Sites are FCFS even with reservation. Casino and gas station/convenience store open, ask about the Free Play promos when filling up! Casino staff also very cool and super clean inside. Lights out by 10pm but people we up til at least 12am. Port-o-Potties and vaulted toilets. Creek had harmful algae bloom so only at ankle height but imagine it’s nice when full. Will definitely go back for a 2-night stay.
Very pretty setting in forested valley below the famous telescope (now closed to all visitors - even to walk around outside). 30 or so sites, nice variety, some cater to astronomers, handicapped, doubles. The only bad thing I was SO looking forward to a hot shower on my check out day. But the shower ripped off ALL my quarters and NO WATER AT ALL! 😡 No camp host around to talk to either. So CHECK before you pay!!!
The missus and I decided to do a midweek overnight escape and chose Dos Picos Park due to its close proximity.
Great little campground with partial (electricity & water) hookups. Don't know if the tent only sites have these. On-site dumping available, if you need it. Ok(ish) flushing restrooms and showers available. Better than a pit toilet!! Plenty of shaded spots with some mature trees around the campground. Firepits and picnic tables on each site. Trails all around to hike as well as a catch and release pond on grounds. Rangers were pretty adamant about quiet time starting at 10 pm. Rangers were super friendly, too.
One little gotcha, for me at least. There's no smoking of any product nor e-cig use allowed on the grounds. I personally look forward to enjoying a cigar around the campfire at the end of the day. Bummer but not a deal breaker.
Nice campsites with plenty of room beautiful high desert setting a bit run down but new owner is making strides to remedy that. Two swimming pools and shot tub Great hiking trails with beautiful scenery for nude hiking￼