Desert Camping in the Nothingness Beyond Yuma

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Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!

Description

Located on a small plateau off a four-wheel-drive track, in a secluded clearing within the California desert, lies a spacious and primitive campsite. This serene location, situated about 30 minutes north of Yuma, Arizona, offers an uninterrupted view of the surrounding landscape. It is important to note that this campsite lacks amenities and a designated fire ring. Additionally, there is no protection from the elements, as it is very exposed with no shade. While temperatures in the winter are comfortably mild, it should be noted that summers can be exceptionally hot.

One of the campsite's notable features is its picturesque view of the eastern mountains, as well as the vast open spaces stretching to the north, west, and south. The site offers ample room for multiple vehicles, making it suitable for group camping. Moreover, it boasts good cell service, providing both convenience and a connection to the outside world. Stargazers will delight in the exceptional view of the night sky, ideal for observing celestial bodies and ensuring a satellite connection.

One of the main advantages of this location is its proximity to town, providing easy access to amenities, while still offering a sense of privacy due to its seclusion. It is worth noting that the area is considered safe and peaceful, offering sweeping views of the desert. Furthermore, there are numerous opportunities for motorized exploration, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Always tread lightly, leave no trace, respect the wishes of landowners, and leave campsites cleaner than you found them. Be the very best steward of our public spaces that you can possibly be so that they remain public.

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