Tag : National Park-Forest-Monument

Bartlett Lake Marina Arizona

Bartlett Lake is in the Tonto National Forest about 23 miles east of Carefree, Arizona. It is the 2nd largest lake in the Phoenix area behind Lake Pleasant and is about 2 or 3 times the size of Saguaro and Canyon Lakes. There is a day use fee and boat launch fee and the National Parks Interagency Pass can be …

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Hi Jolly BLM Quartzsite Arizona

Boondocking at it’s finest …. in Quartzsite! We have boondocked all over the Quartzsite area with the last being Plomosa Rd BLM. This time we decided to check our Hi Jolly BLM which is about 3 miles north of I-10 to the east of Hwy 95. The road on Google Maps is called Rd 244 which runs east. As soon …

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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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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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