Quartzsite, AZ Campgrounds

Quartzsite, AZ Campgrounds
Quartzsite, Arizona, is a small desert community near the California state border in the west-central portion of the state. The region is popular for RV campers and those seeking more primitive tent camping in the desert, especially during the winter months. There are many mountain biking and desert hiking trails in the region. Rock climbing and bouldering problems can also be found in the area surrounding Quartzsite.

Quartzsite Desert Gardens RV Park

Desert Gardens calls itself the "Quiet Park." Its primitive tent sites have picnic tables and access to fresh water spigots for cooking and drinking. Guests may use the bathrooms, showers, and other park amenities as part of their campsite fee. Pets are allowed but must be leashed and never left unattended, especially in parked vehicles. Mountain bikers can enjoy the numerous trails in the region. Water sports enthusiasts can drive to Lake Havasu (a 45 minute drive) and enjoy canoeing, kayaking and swimming.

Quartzsite Desert Gardens RV Park and Campgrounds
1240 Acacia Blvd.
Quartzsite, AZ 85346
(928) 927-6361


B-10 Campground SR

B-10 Campground is a small, family-run campground that has primitive sites for tent campers. Tent sites are level and flat for easy pitching. Guests have access to fresh water spigots, bathrooms and showers. Pets are allowed with the exception of pit bulls rottweillers and doberman pinchers. The area surrounding the B-10 has numerous desert hiking trails. Mountain bikers can ride the singletrack and fire roads of the region.

B-10 Campground SR
615 W Main St, Quartzsite
La Paz, AZ 85346
(928) 927-4393‎

Bureau of Land Management La Posa Long Term Visitor Area

Visitors to the Quartzsite region who desire a backcountry, tent camping experience can opt to stay on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) La Posa Long Term Visitor Area grounds. The BLM lands are spread over 11,400 acres of desert scrub-brush, creosote and sage-covered ground. There are four dedicated camping areas on the land, and they are within four miles of the town of Quartzsite. Pets are allowed in the park. There are vault (pit) toilets, a dump station, and fresh water spigots for guests to use. Before camping on the BLM lands, guests should contact the management office to obtain the supplemental rules brochure and check on any fire restrictions or bans. The BLM lands have trails for hiking, biking and desert exploration.

Bureau of Land Management La Posa Long Term Visitor Area
2555 E. Gila Ridge Road
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 317-3200


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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