Desert Clearing Overlooking the Majesty of Kofa

You must be a member or a Patreon subscriber to see location.

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!


This is a truly beautiful and secluded campsite in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, located in southwestern Arizona. This location offers a stunning view of surrounding desert mountains and a sweeping basin to the south, which creates a unique and private atmosphere. The stone fire ring is perfect for a cozy night under the stars. However, it's important to note that there is no relief from the sun, so it might be a good idea to bring sunscreen and protective clothing. Also, since there is no cell service, it's recommended to bring a satellite phone or other communication device in case of emergencies.

As for the trail to the campsite, it requires a stock four-wheel drive vehicle, and the terrain can be rough, so it's important to take great care when driving. Larger vehicles might also incur scratches on narrow sections of the trail, and it is very remote, over twenty miles from pavement. However, once you arrive at the campsite, there is enough room for three or four vehicles to spread out and camp in a group.

Overall, it seems like this campsite is perfect for those who seek extreme peace and solitude. While there are other nice campsites along the road, this one is at the terminus and offers maximum privacy. Enjoy your trip!

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.

Related Video


Chat about this campsite with the community!

Maybe you've visited this location, and access was difficult or impossible. If so, please mention it here. When we receive corroborating reports of a status change, we'll make adjustments to the campsite listing. Lighthearted banter is welcome, but please keep it clean, courteous, and mostly on-topic. Adventure is afoot!

You must be a member or a Patreon subscriber to see the discussion!