Greg

Pro

Grand Junction, CO

Joined September 2020

My favorite lake mead CG

Very quiet CG away from the LV side of Lake Mead. nice sites, with water, trash and toilets, but no trailer hookups. Showers and laundry over at the marina area (closed as of Feb 2021). Marina has a small store with the normal necessities. NPS CG is $20/$10 senior. 30d limit. Cell service was 5 bars wow!! Marina trailer park may have some full hookup RV sites. Update: Feb 2021….seems all sites may be going to reservation only but seems to be a bit confusing right now. Anyhoo, still one of my fav Lake Mead Cgs….also there is free WIFI also….cell on att and verizon is 5bars lte. One issue though is if you get a FF site, as of Feb 2012, it is CASH ONLY..so come prepared with $20s/$10s….camp host on site is great.

Absolute one star area

Terrible BLM area. Shooting debris, dumping household appliances, trash, animal body parts. I checked this one out and would never camp here as these are areas to always avoid…BLM lands too close to a small town in West is always a dumping and shooting place. Note: if a boondocking camp is needed between I-15 and Valley of Fire State Park…the area to south of Overton is a good option…Poverty Flat/Snowbird Mesa/Sand Mine Dispersed.

Ugly trashy noisy

Just a wide open area off freeway, where everyone tosses out pee bottles and local atv types race around. Rd is access to some mine activity farther in. Windy, ugly when I stopped, kept on going. Ugh

Great free boondocking camp

Wide open mesa flat, free boondocking, but no water, trash cans or toilets. Cell service on verizon and att was excellent, tmobile not so much. Not sure what the ownership is?…BLM? BOR? County? No signage posted with any rules or camping limits..? Contrary to others saying this is BLM lands, that does not appear to be accurate. Two apps that I use with ownership or management layers both show that this is not BLM or NPS.

Free but still not worth it!!

Review of the camping area only. Trashy rundown Nevada Wildlife mgmt campground. Only 7 spots but half are closed due to covid restrictions. Free camping with 8 day limit. Sites are beat down, and trashy. No toilets, water, trash cans, or hookups. Cell service seems good. Biggest drawback is the large active Magnesite plant across road with lights, alarms, backup beeping all nite long…good luck sleeping! CG is adjacent to hwy so traffic noise also, but is close to Overton which is all this place is useful for.

Convenient blm free dispersed camping

Free BLM dispersed camping between Why AZ and Organ Pipe Nat Monument. Turnoff is just past mp #55 heading south from Why, right turn off hwy just past the concrete bridge over gunsight wash. Entrance is a bit back to right over a cattleguard. Hwy road noise can be an issue so the farther west into the area the less road noise. Cell service for Verizon and Tmobile was 4 bars lte..however ATT was nothing. Why AZ has gas, ice, restrooms. Filtered water is across hwy at community center kiosk..five gals $1. Note that the Border Patrol has a checkpoint at mp 57.5 just before Organ Pipe boundary.

Great campground!

Very nice modern cg. Paved rds, nice sites. 26 total sites, only 7 first come, but after Sept 13 all sites are first come till cg closes. Camp hosts on site and well maintained and clean. Some sites have electric. 22$ single non-electric sites.

Older neglected CG

Spruce Grove is a bit run down and needs some attention from the FS.. Loop roads are in crappy shape full of potholes, sites are not maintained, fire rings and tables are in poor shape. Outhouse are old style wooden pit toilets. Water system not functioning. There was a dumpster though. I would not take a big rv thru this cg due to poor loop roads and overhanging trees. Sites are $12 nite. No reservations. Although this review is a bit negative, the cg worked for my boondocking setup and was cheap. Plus the bad rds and poor sites kept the big rigs away! Also the biggest plus was the cell signal was 2 bars LTE!

Ps: the 5 star review by iggy seems to be in error and is likely for for a different Spruce Grove in another part of colo.)

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