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Crossroads OHV Area

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Crossroads Campground, Empire Landing Campground, Parker Dam, Colorado River, Lake Havasu, Parker Strip

Last Known StatusOpen

This 1,500 acre open area consists mainly of desert sand washes with small trees and shrubs and some short rocky climbs offering scenic views of the valley and river.

Camping is not permitted, but are countless motels, RV and camping resorts along the access road both to the north and south, as well as to the east on the opposite bank of the river.

The main staging area has parking, vault toilets, loading ramps and a kiosk with a basic trail map. Area is open year-round but closes daily at dusk.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state not listed must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
2 Cycle EnginesCertain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Motocross Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingSome Areas
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/PeriodicJeep/SUV Patrol
CommentArea closes at dusk.  No camping.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size1,500 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation350 to 1100 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has mostly sandy areas.Mostly
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis BLM land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis BLM land has few single track trails.Few
RoadsThis BLM land has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe BLM land has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis BLM land has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis BLM land has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little
CommentLarge portion is designated open area (ride anywhere)

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandBLM

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Parker
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Parker
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SE)Branson's Motel Marina RV
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SE)Branson's Motel Marina RV
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SE)Branson's Motel Marina RV
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SE)Branson's Motel Marina RV
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Lake Manor Market

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Prosnice washes with shrubbery and brush channels, great views, camping and recreation very nearby
Conscloses at dusk, no camping, staging area has no picnic tables or day use facilities
Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Fall - Spring
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityParker, AZ
AddressParker Dam Road, Earp, CA 92242
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Street Map
Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Phoenix, AZ
1) I-10 West about 125 miles toward Quartzsite
2) Take AZ 95 north (exit 19), continue 35 miles north to city of Parker
3) From Parker, cross the river to the west bank, turn right and head north on Parker Dam Road
4) Continue 8 miles to entrance on the left.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoBLM - Lake Havasu Field Office
1785 Kiowa Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
(928) 505-1200
blm_az_lhfoweb@blm.gov
www.blm.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

The staging area has restrooms and an information kiosk with a map of the area.

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Scenic view of Crossroads OHV Area Trail

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Scenery at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

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Terrain example at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

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Example of terrain at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

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Some terrain at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

Trails wind through desert brush.

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Example of terrain at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

The play area surrounding the staging area is dry and hard packed.

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Some terrain at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

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Some terrain at Crossroads OHV Area Trail

Summers are hot and dry making forest fires common.

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