Nancy

The Dyrt Pro

Mountain View, AR

Joined March 2021

Second Times the Charm

We loved our stay so much we had to return. The sunsets are just amazing. No services and had to pick up some trash. No fire ring

Top of the Knoll

This is a site that is in a dispersed camping area and is used be OHVs. It is on Buckwash Road off of Highway 68. Before you get to Bullhead City. When you turn off the highway be aware that crossing the cattle guard there is a major hole go driver side hard and you might miss it. There will be a staging area for OHVs and you head up the hill. We stopped at the top of the knoll on the left side. There was just enough room for our cabin and Jeep. No services. Amazing sunsets.

Best kept secret ever

Found this jewel when need a spot close to the dam. We were going kayaking on the Colorado down Black Canyon and had to be there at 0730 hours. Kingman Wash is down a long gravel washboard rutted road. We were towing a small cabin and it wasn’t bad. When we got to the end of the road there is a pit toilet but no other services. Several fire rings no designated spots several right on the water. People please police up behind yourselves. Our fire ring had trash in it. That is not fair to leave your trash for someone else to burn or remove. PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT.

Open spaces

Easy to find and accessible. There is a sign on the highway Sheep Creek. This is open range so you might see some cattle. I am sure you will see some cow patties so watch your step. As you come up the road you will cross a cattle guard continue up hill and you will turn left shortly. There are several sites some with fire rings. No services. Has a nice wooden fence around the site. The first of Nay and we have snow capped peaks for our view. Verizon is great with our wee boost. How many times do you have to be asked. THE PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT. Our fire pit had about five pounds of broken bottles burned food that smelled and cans. People glass food and cans will not magically evaporate in a camp fire. Doesn’t get hot enough. Please take care of our public lands.

CAUTION

Folks. PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT. INCLUDING THE NAILS from the pallets or other wood that you burn. Now the drive in is a little rough but so worth the drive. After you turn off the road you will pass several houses just keep going till you see the water. You will pass one pit toilet. No trash service or water. We had cell service with Verizon and boosted with wee boost. Find your site but once you do check for glass and nails. It does get rather hot. We were there in April and it got up 100.

Amazing sunsets

Designated campsites with fire pits. Some sites are marked with a sign and number. We were not able to find all the campsites. Most people were camping in a large packed area a shit distance from the highway and most campers did not have fire rings. We were there for four nights and no one came be to check. No water. No electric. No trash service. If it rains I would be prepared to move as the road will turn to mud. There were several roads that went in different directions but not sure about designated camping spots. Our campsite was the best but it was not marked. We turned right onto a road went a short distance. If you continued to follow the road you would see a sign that said No Camping. We turned around and took the first road to right. There we found an empty campsite large enough for two units but only one fire ring. The site was at the edge of the canyon with beautiful vistas. Site is not level but still worth. Dusty and a lot of wind. I’m

First Come First Serve

For no frills stop this is really great. Right on the water. We only saw one campsite and it was occupied.

Closed

Casino has been closed since March 2020 and is still closed as of April 13 2021

Secluded

This is a COE campground. Check in with the gate house if you don’t have a reservation. They will have you drive around to pick your site. Many sites are on the banks of the reservoir. Once you pick your site and drop your trailer or gear go back gate house to give them site number and pay. Toilets are flush and clean. Nothing fancy. You may stay up to 14 days and depending on your park pass site could be as low as $9.00. Sunsets are amazing and site is very quiet. Very good Verizon signal some data and tv reception. Stayed for three days. Warning on the shower. Just shower curtains. No locks. Push button turns the water on and it will run for a number of seconds then shut off. Starts off cold and becomes VERY hot. Can’t regulate. Plenty of hooks to hang clothes etc.

Off Road

We saw this BLM land on the way to the House of Fire trail came back and passed through to check it out. Flat area with some large trees very open area and since it was weekend there were several families with Atv’s. Very dusty when dry. There were tent campers and rv’s some fire rings. This campground would be about a quarter mile once you pass through The Comb off of 95 about 10 miles north of Blanding on the left. This would be great for group camping.

Peace

Arrived early afternoon and visitor center was closed. Their hours are 0900 to 1200 hours. We drove on to the campground, drove around to pick our site. The campground was designed as a tent campground but there are some sites that a van or small trailers RVs will fit. Our site had a fire pit, picnic table with a cover. Fairly level site, amazing view. We can’t see any neighbors. This is a first come first serve. Once we picked our site we went to the kiosk. Parking was $14 or with a pass it was $7. Nice flush toilets, clean, toilet paper and hand soap with air dryers. Outside bathroom are containers for recycle, etc. that was a nice surprise. At Welcome Center you may get up to five gallons of water per person in your party per day. Cell service with Verizon was two to three bars sitting at picnic table. Haven’t tried the wee boost yet.

Thanks for campsite

We were happy to see this site since all the sites we have tried have been closed due to snow or mud. In the summer this would be a beautiful little site. Spaces are tight,road is very much pot holed. Traffic is noisy. River is beautiful. If this was a couple of miles off highway it would be perfect. Have to search for kiosk

March 29 2021 Mud clousure reopened date unknown

Not sure when site will reopen from mud closure

Road closed

Road closed to dispersed camping is closed

Blue skies and wild turkeys

If not for lack of facilities this would have been a nice camp spot. I would not make reservations and pay with reserveamerica because the camp ground will not be able to refund your money if you want to leave. Be very aware that there ARE NO FACILITIES open at this time. Call camp ground for further information. Pit toilets are very clean but no hand sanitizer. Please folks don’t smoke while you sit. That smoke can be severely deter mental to others

Missing bath house

Made reservations for Ute Lake State Park arrived minutes after the office closed. Not a problem since I had our site number. As evening progressed we wanted to use the facilities and take a shower. They were locked with no sign of opening. There were pit toilets near our site so not a problem. When we checked with ranger station in the morning we found that facilities would not open till Memorial weekend or later. Web site needs to notify campers of the no facilities. The park it’s self is a nice park Verizon service is good but internet is spotty.