Tag : National Park-Forest-Monument

Written on Mar, 25, 2017 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Lake Mead Nevada Lakeshore Road

Boulder Beach Area In the southwest section of Lake Mead National Recreation Area is Boulder Beach and Boulder Harbor.  The beach is a large area with great views of Fortification Hill and is right next to the Boulder Beach Campground (dry camping) and the Boulder Beach RV Park (full hookups).   Boulder Beach CG We have never stayed at the …

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Written on Mar, 22, 2017 by in , , , , | 2 Comments.
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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Written on Mar, 19, 2017 by in , , , | Leave a comment
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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Written on Mar, 16, 2017 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
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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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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Written on Mar, 06, 2017 by in , , | Leave a comment
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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KOFA National Wildlife Refuge - Arizona

The KOFA Wildlife Refuge is a 664,327 acre refuge in southwestern Arizona between Yuma and Quartzsite. The name stems from the King of Arizona mine which used to stamp its property “K of A”.  The refuge is run by the US Fish and Wildlife and provides a conservation area for the desert bighorn sheep. The area allows free camping for …

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Hanging Garden Trail Page Arizona

Page, Arizona Page is located near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell and is a small town of just over 7,000 people with lots of restaurants and hotels and fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.  There are several grocery stores, gas stations, and even a WalMart.  Everything you might need on your visit is available in this lovely town. …

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Written on Nov, 02, 2016 by in , , , , | 2 Comments.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

This campground is part of the Lake Powell Resort in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona and borders Utah (so every day we would ride our bikes from Arizona to Utah and back again) and Lake Powell. It is a beautiful setting with great views in every direction. It is a very nice campground which is well maintained …

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