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Old 01-20-2022, 05:09 PM   #57
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Visit the BLM website for all the info you'll ever need about boondocking in our wonderful deserts. Once you've been there, you'll see the signs they put up to control the boundaries. It's obvious usually since other rigs will be there.

I'm hungry to know more about Quartzite and other desert boondocking areas.
Does anyone have the web address for the BLM? I just did a google search which pointed me to www.blm.gov Every link I tried said the page was unavailable.

Did someone forget to pay their internet bill?
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Old 01-20-2022, 05:18 PM   #58
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Absolutely UNTRUE! You obviously have not actually spent time in Q.
Which part is untrue? The dirt, dust or high winds?
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Over 17 years of visiting Quartzsite, we only had one year, where a small rainstorm and actual tornado hit the area, lasted a few hours and was gone. It was a rare occurrence and actually made the news. Other than that, we've never hit high winds.

It's the desert, no different than a campground with dirt sites. We stay at a campground with gravel sites. Quartzite is actually one of the cleaner places we visit, in terms of getting the RV dirty, particularly tracking dirt inside.

Bottom line, if you don't like Quartzsite or desert camping, don't go! Like every year, when there is a cancellation at the campground where we stay, it's gone in minutes.
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Old 01-20-2022, 06:35 PM   #60
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Quartzite is actually one of the cleaner places we visit, in terms of getting the RV dirty, particularly tracking dirt inside.
I do get a kick out of the people who park right by one of the dirt roads and then complain about the dust.

Figure out the normal prevailing winds, pick the correct side of the main road, and get as far away from that road as possible. I had a dust problem for the first week, the first year I came. Figured out pretty quickly where not to park.
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Old 01-20-2022, 08:37 PM   #61
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I'm hungry to know more about Quartzite and other desert boondocking areas.
Does anyone have the web address for the BLM?
I gave you a Quartzsite BLM link in my above post.

This site may also help with other states:

https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/camping
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Old 01-21-2022, 05:27 AM   #62
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I gave you a Quartzsite BLM link in my above post.

This site may also help with other states:

https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreation/camping
Thank you! The BLM.gov site must have been down yesterday because none of the links seemed to be working. Works now and just what I was looking for.
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well this is bikerdude. I just returned from a week of boondocking at the Q, I had a blast. There were a few days the wind blew a bit, but would calm down by late afternoon. there was a bit of dust. But if you want to met like minded people, this is the place. T camped with a group of HDT. Hopefully next year will even be better
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well this is bikerdude. I just returned from a week of boondocking at the Q, I had a blast. There were a few days the wind blew a bit, but would calm down by late afternoon. there was a bit of dust. But if you want to met like minded people, this is the place. T camped with a group of HDT. Hopefully next year will even be better
Thanks for starting this thread and thanks for the update! I got lots of good information that will help me in my own planning. See you next year!
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So where do most of the off road boondockers camp?
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So where do most of the off road boondockers camp?
No specific place. Off-roading is done everywhere around there. Some come with a specific group and they all stay together.
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Here's information and the most festive and crowded time is during the RV Show. Lots to buy and do in the area. If you belong to a certain club or have a particular RV manufacturer there will most likely be a group around to park with or get information from. We've been for many years and after the first couple years of 'shopping' we then stayed pretty close to home (our RV) which was parked with the Boomers Escapee group. There were usually 100+ rigs parked with their group and we had non-stop activities - seminars, food event, hiking, boating, crafts, siteseeing, nightly campfire with entertainment, etc. We had lots of fun with the group.

I'm parked currently with the Boomers Escapee group, on Plamosa Rd. Been a member since 2000. 181 rigs have signed into this group this year. As for boating, most require water and haven't seen any since I left the Colo River. Q used to be mostly stuff for RV's, but that has changed. Now there are clothes, house goods, Junk shops, my wife told me this will be our last year in Q. There are 2 small grocery stores with limited everything and long lines to check out.

As for the OP's ? about coming, this is not the Q it was in prior years.
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As for the OP's ? about coming, this is not the Q it was in prior years.
Today will be someone else's Good Old Days.

Things change, always. I still love Q, and, given how incredibly busy it all is for these three weeks, others must agree. But it will be nicer in about two weeks, when the show closes up.

(But, dang, people, when you get in the dump-station line in the LTV and there are 15 rigs behind you, know where your hoses and gloves are before you get there. )
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A lot of rigs are parked in the posted "Day Use Only" area. Been here 10 days and have not seen a BLM official yet.
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As for boating, most require water and haven't seen any since I left the Colo River. Q used to be mostly stuff for RV's, but that has changed.
Yes, you may have to drive to the river 20-40 miles (not far and many make the drive just to a bigger grocery store or siteseeing around the area) but when we attended the Boomerang there would always be a planned group outing for those to take their kayaks and canoes. If you want to do it, it's possible.
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