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Old 10-22-2015, 09:31 AM   #15
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Forgot to mention, you can rent a pontoon boat for a day at the Bluewater Casino. It is a great way to explore the river between the dams. There are a few establishments along the river that are great for burgers and cold beverages.

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Old 10-22-2015, 04:31 PM   #16
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Painted Rock campground in AZ

Stan, here's an interesting place on your route right off I-10 west of Gila Bend.

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Old 10-22-2015, 05:58 PM   #17
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Thank you guys for the tips,it gives me some kind of ideal now where and when to start planning.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:00 PM   #18
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We were out in western Arizona two years ago in a rented Class B. Several sites that we liked best were:
- camping at Point of Rocks campground near Prescott, one of the most unusual campgrounds I've seen, with sites nestled into fantastic rock formations and with miles of trails threaded through them.
- south towards the Mexican border, Organ Pipe National Monument is one of the most remarkable landscapes I've visited in the Southwest with wonderful vistas and forests of unusual cacti -- nice level landscaped sites but no electric or water hookups so you have to rely on coach power but worth a couple days to hike and explore.
- Just over the California border, Imperial Sand Dunes and the Salton Sea, which has a very nice public campground with full hookups.
- Quartzsite was kind of a novelty site and we did camp there two nights coming and going from Prescott, in a gas station lot along the highway. Honestly, not somewhere I would want to stay all that long. Too tacky/touristy and run down for my taste.
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:32 PM   #19
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Pirates cove outside of Needles on Cali side is great spot, you can camp with full hookups on peninsula right on the river and if you have a toad you can drive to their cove, which is nice with restaurant and bar. Right across the river on Arizona side is Topoc which has a nice bar with pool with live entertainment, which over looks the river. If you don't have a toad Pirates cove does shuttle from the campgrounds to their cove. also can't go wrong with roadrunner in Havasu,,,,have fun
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:41 AM   #20
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Try Buckskin mountain SP

Buckskin Mountain SP on the river north of Parker but south of the dam, is gorgeous and our favorite CG in the area. The water will be too cold to enjoy in spring but late September/early October the Colorado is usually around 81 (wonderful), degrees with warm dry days. The cg has lots of large shade trees and grass with nice white sand beaches along the river. W&E as well as some FHU sites are available for $30 - $33 a night.

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Old 11-27-2015, 05:47 PM   #21
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Ok,I think were going stop at Williams AZ.a couple of days on the way home.Is the train ride to the Grand Canyon worth the money.Would you stay at that RV park there or go to a park at the Grand Canyon and skip the train?
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:35 PM   #22
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We stayed at the train park and took the train ride to the canyon. The park was fine but we did not care for the ride. We took the cheap car, so maybe that was the problem, but it was three hours of a bad ride on an old railway. Not again for us.

We did drive our car up a couple of days later. That was better. YMMV.

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FYI. 27 Nov 2015. 40 in Phoenix last night.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:41 AM   #24
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we are going the end of March Beak12
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:16 PM   #25
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Stay IN the park at Trailer Village for the best experience. The train ride is kinda hokey, long and boring through sagebrush. Once there you only have a few hours before you have to return. There's a lot more to a national park than a few hours.
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Be advised that the GC can be very crowded in March. We were there March 16-17, 2015 and the campground in the park was full. The commercial campground near the south gate was also full. We ended up boondocking in the national forest near the south gate.

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Great boondocking on the Dogtown Lake road as well. I thought I was the only one who thought the train ride was lame.
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I'm going to take a 10 or 12 day trip to Arizona in March or April.I will take I-20 west and hit I-10 and stay on it till I come to 95 at Quartzsite then go north to Parker and maybe on up to Laughlin.

What are some good things to stop and see on that route?
Where are some good camp grounds along I-10?
Where are some good camp grounds on AZ-95?
Stop in Lake Havasu City on AZ-95.

Though it's kind of a long-in-the-tooth campground, I recommend staying at Crazy Horse Campground because of the great lake views. If you can snag a site on the front row of North Beach, it's a really great location.

Either rent of pontoon boat or take Jet Boat Tour up the Colorado River and through Topock Gorge.

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