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Lake Mead National Recreation Area Stewarts Point Nevada

Another great “free” (after you have paid entrance fees or used your interagency pass) boondocking spot in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is in the very northern part of Lake Mead off of Northshore Road around mile marker 41 on the Overton Arm portion of Lake Mead.  The entrance to Stewarts Point is to the south of Northshore Road …

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Lake Mead Owl Canyon Trail Nevada

Owl Canyon Trail This trail starts at the northern most Hole 33 parking area along Lakeshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The trail leads to a great slot canyon where owls nest.  It also leads through a few culverts. You can either make a loop or return the way you came.  The trail is not marked along the …

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Lake Mead Government Wash Nevada

  Welcome to Government Wash, a free (after you have entered the Recreation Area) boondocking area at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  Our phone GPS referred to it as G-O-V-T Washington so call it what you want, ha, ha….. It is a lovely area which is close to Henderson for ease of shopping and fuel but it can also be …

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Laughlin Nevada Big Bend of the Colorado

Campground:  Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area Location:  Just south of Laughlin, Nevada Site:  22 (pull-thru) Cost: $30 Services: FHU (50 AMP) Comments:  We love, love, love this campground and wish all campgrounds were designed like this one. What we really like is the spaciousness, privacy, neatness of the sites, fabulous views, access to the river, and great …

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AVI Casino KOA RV Park - Site 856

We departed Joshua Tree National Park towards Laughlin, Nevada and drove east on California Highway 62 and then north on Highway 95 from Vidal Junction. We enjoy Highway 62 with its dips, sign posts, and shoe and rock art. It makes for a fun drive.   Our goal was to camp at Big Bend of the Colorado in Laughlin but, …

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Joshua Tree National Park Queen Valley Rd

We took a day trip and drove into the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park along Park Blvd towards Hidden Valley and admired all the rock formations. We made sure we left early in the morning to avoid the crowds.   We drove to Keys View and happened to have a clear day which gave us fabulous views. Usually …

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Joshua Tree National Park Warren View

Westside Loop Trail The Black Rock Canyon Campground sits in the northwest section of Joshua Tree National Park near the city of Yucca Valley. It is separated from the rest of the national park but has its own set of hiking trails. One of our favorite hiking trails is Westside Loop. It is about 4-5 miles long with about a …

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Joshua Tree National Park Black Rock Canyon Campground Site 64

The Black Rock Canyon Campground sits in the northwest corner of the Joshua Tree National Park at around 4,000 feet elevation. This means there can be cold nights during the winter time. We hovered just below freezing most nights but had beautiful sunny days. Campground: Black Rock Canyon Campground Location: Yucca Valley, California Site: 64 (back-in) Cost: $10 (50% off …

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Desert Pools RV Resort Desert Hot Springs California

  Desert Hot Springs sits to the north of Palm Springs and is a small community at a bit higher elevation and has a slower pace of life with great mountain and desert views.  We decided to stop by this area for a few nights especially since one of the biggest storms to hit southern California in years was about …

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Ocotillo Wells Recreation Area California

On the west side of the Salton Sea is a recreation area called Ocotillo Wells. It is a huge area for off-roading and has lots of areas for boondocking.  We have talked about staying in this area many times as we drive past it on our way to Borrego Springs and this time we decided to try it out for …

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