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Friday, April 28, 2023
Quartzsite, Hi Jolly Campground, Dome Rock Campground, Sugarloaf Peak, La Cholla Mountain, Middle Camp Mountain, Scaddan Wash Campground, Sonoran Desert, Plomosa Road Campground
|Last Known Status||Open|
This popular winter destination offers hundreds of miles of marked desert roads and trails on BLM land that are open to motorized use. Most trails are wide enough to accommodate even the widest ATVs and UTVs, plus the terrain is generally hard packed and rated as mostly easy. The trails are marked and many form long loops that lead to abandoned mines, cabins, mills and scenic overlooks.
The trails are open year-round but summer months are extremely hot, making daytime temps reach over 100F. The nearby town of Quartzsite offers numerous RV campgrounds, restaurants, laundromats, grocery stores and gasoline stations.
The area offers several popular boondock campgrounds which can accommodate large sized RVs. There is no fee charged to camp at most locations but stays are limited to 14 days and there are no services.
This area has four designated long term visitor areas (LTVA's) that cater to campers who want to stay for a longer period of time. All four LTVA's are located near Quartzsite off Hwy 95 (La Posa West, La Posa North, La Posa Tyson Wash and La Posa South). There are no services at the north, west or Tyson Wash except for garbage removal but La Posa South offers an RV dump station, eight water spigots (non-potable), vault toilets plus five large garbage dumpsters. A permit is required to use the La Posa South amenities or if camping at any of the LTVA's. The permit can be purchased online or onsite at one of the ranger stations. Permits are available for 14 days or for the season (September 15 through April 15).
|Permit Required||Yes||AZGFD sticker required|
|Dates Open||Year-Round but best time to visit is October through March.|
|Other ATV Stickers Accepted||No||All non-residents must purchase an Arizona OHV decal.|
|Spark Arrestor||Yes||A spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.|
|Noise Limit||Yes (96 dB)|
|Whip Flags||Not Required||Whip Flags Recommended For Safety|
|Maximum Vehicle Width||No Restriction|
|Motorcycles & Dirt Bikes||Permitted|
|UTV & SXS||Permitted|
|SUVs & Jeeps (registered)||Permitted|
|Dune Buggy & Sand Rail|
|2 Stroke Engines||No Restriction|
|MX Helmet Required||Youth Only||required for persons under 18 by state law|
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
|Camping||No Restriction||(camp anywhere)|
|Trail Blazing||Prohibited||stay on trail|
|Approx Size||11,400 acres (18 sq mi)|
|Miles Of Trail||750|
|Elevation||1000 to 1200 ft.|
|Trail Maintenance||Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained|
|Hazards||Few||(hazards not marked)|
|Gasoline||1-5 Miles (E)||Loves Travel Station (928) 927-8570|
|Diesel||1-5 Miles (E)||Loves Travel Station (928) 927-8570|
|Water||1-5 Miles (E)||La Posa Long Term Visitor Area (928) 317-3200|
|RV Hookup||1-5 Miles (NE)||Desert Gardens RV Park (928) 927-6361|
|RV Disposal||1-5 Miles (E)||La Posa Long Term Visitor Area (928) 317-3200|
|Conv Store||1-5 Miles (E)||Roadrunner Market (928) 927-6326|
|Comment||Fee charged to camp at La Posa Long Term Visitor Areas - exact change or check only. 14 day pass - $40; 7 months (valid Sept 15 through April 15) $180. For details call (928) 317-3200.|
|Recommended Stay||Full Day|
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|Nearest City||Quartzsite, AZ|
|Address||US-95, Quartzsite, AZ 85346|
|From: Ehrenberg, AZ
For Dome Rock Campground:
1) Take I-10 East to Exit 11
2) Continue straight past stop sign onto Frontage Road/Dome Rock Road, continue 1.6 miles
3) Campground entrance is on the right (south).
For Scaddan Wash Campground:
4) Continue east past Dome Rock Campground about 10 miles
5) Campground entrance is on the right (south).
For Hi Jolly Campground:
7) Continue east past Dome Rock Campground about 4 miles
8) Turn left (north) onto Central Blvd, continue 3.4 miles (road changes go Hwy 95)
9) Turn right (east) at Mile Marker 12/BLM Road 244, follow toward campground entrance.
For BLM Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVA):
10) From I-10 East take Exit 17
11) Turn right (south) off the exit ramp, continue about 1 block
12) Turn left (east) onto Kuehn Street, continue 1.5 miles
13) Turn right (south) onto Hwy 95, continue about 1/2 mile
14) La Posa North is on the left, La Posa West is on the right. For
La Posa South continue about 2 miles south. Entrance is on the left (east).
|Contact Info||BLM - Yuma Field Office|
2555 E. Gila Ridge Road
Yuma, AZ 85365
|Contact Info||Arizona State Parks|
|Comment||Arizona State Parks OHV Sticker Info|