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Old 06-29-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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I need your ideas for good winter dry camping

While I know it sounds crazy to be talking about winter dry camping when its 107 f degrees outside here in the Utah desert, I like to plan ahead to ensure no problems during the snowbird season. So does anyone know of good dry camping just outside of Lake Havasu City limits???? 😦 I have my 25 foot Dodge Fleetwood Tioga class C and dog. Most places have a limit on how long you can dry camp in the Havasu area, and I'm not a fan of high prices at the over crowded RV parks. I stayed at crazy horse last winter. to pricey and no breathing room between neighbors. I want a place where I can just plant myself all winter and not have to move. A winter long camp site. The cost of weekly honeywagon service would be well worth it. I have my generator and usually keep the fresh water tank full. I am consider investing in solar panels so I can run the generator has little as possible. The Motorhome is completely self contained, so I don't really need to be hooked up to shore power anyway. So any peaceful isolated spot in the desert will be just fine by me. As long as it is away from the busy highway 95. So please feel free to share your ideas. Thanks

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While I know it sounds crazy to be talking about winter dry camping when its 107 f degrees outside here in the Utah desert, I like to plan ahead to ensure no problems during the snowbird season. So does anyone know of good dry camping just outside of Lake Havasu City limits???? 😦 I have my 25 foot Dodge Fleetwood Tioga class C and dog. Most places have a limit on how long you can dry camp in the Havasu area, and I'm not a fan of high prices at the over crowded RV parks. I stayed at crazy horse last winter. to pricey and no breathing room between neighbors. I want a place where I can just plant myself all winter and not have to move. A winter long camp site. The cost of weekly honeywagon service would be well worth it. I have my generator and usually keep the fresh water tank full. I am consider investing in solar panels so I can run the generator has little as possible. The Motorhome is completely self contained, so I don't really need to be hooked up to shore power anyway. So any peaceful isolated spot in the desert will be just fine by me. As long as it is away from the busy highway 95. So please feel free to share your ideas. Thanks
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I don't know of any long term free areas near Lake Havasu City but there is a "14 day free BLM area" north of the airport on the eastside of highway 95 and another just south of Sara Park, (also to the east of highway 95).
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I need your ideas for good winter dry camping

Thank you I have checked out both. Because I have a car as toad on the back end, I am looking for a dry camping with as smooth of surface as possible. I like it because of its strong V6 engine and extreme reliability. The south one you mentioned is actually better. Although it is practically touching highway 95 as it goes south to Parker. And people fly through at 75 mph so getting in and out of the site can be hazardous. The site north of town is beautiful because the campsite is located in a small canyon off of 95 north. But the roads are not well maintained with to many rocks in the road and you could drop a rod on a jeep going through there to many time let alone a car. I know. It was not fun inching my way along the bumpy road. Maybe I should keep looking. Maybe dry camping is better in Parker?? Would anyone know?? La Paz county park is nice by the river but it is over priced. I wasn't planning on going to Yuma, but maybe dry is camping is better down there???


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Thank you I have checked out both. Because I have a car as toad on the back end, I am looking for a dry camping with as smooth of surface as possible. I like it because of its strong V6 engine and extreme reliability. The south one you mentioned is actually better. Although it is practically touching highway 95 as it goes south to Parker. And people fly through at 75 mph so getting in and out of the site can be hazardous. The site north of town is beautiful because the campsite is located in a small canyon off of 95 north. But the roads are not well maintained with to many rocks in the road and you could drop a rod on a jeep going through there to many time let alone a car. I know. It was not fun inching my way along the bumpy road. Maybe I should keep looking. Maybe dry camping is better in Parker?? Would anyone know?? La Paz county park is nice by the river but it is over priced. I wasn't planning on going to Yuma, but maybe dry is camping is better down there???
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There are many "smooth surface" BLM camping locations... (both "14 day free" and "long term fee").... near Yuma. AZ... around Qurartzsite, AZ... and in between.
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There are many "smooth surface" BLM camping locations... (both "14 day free" and "long term fee").... near Yuma. AZ... around Qurartzsite, AZ... and in between.
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We spend the whole winter at Imperial Dam LTVA, 20 miles north if Yuma. $180 for 7 months. Permit us also valid at Quartsite and several other BLM areas. Beautiful flat camping with 2 lakes if you are into boating or fishing. Check out my blog at montana4two.wordpress.com for more info
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