Kofa National Wildlife Refuge | Wild Camping

United States

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Verified:
6 months ago
Altitude:
499.8 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
reisefriedli.ch

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Miles of free BLM camping in the area, no designated sites, no water or toilet but you stay in the middle of a desert between some cactus for free (it’s all gravel, some places require high clearance).

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One of the best camping spots in Arizona! No noise and great scenery! 2 Bars Verizon LTE

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This specific side road is an offshoot from Palm Cyn road and is NOT suitable for most motorhomes and many trailers, there a big dip crossed soon after it starts and it can mess up your vehicle.

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Vast open spaces for any rigs, little vegetation for privacy or wind protection. Seemed like a busy place on a Tuesday.

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Between mile marker 92 and 93, another access road into Kofa. washboard first few miles (BLM land) then kiosk into Wilderness- road gets rougher, but do able until a big wash which in a wet season might be impassable. 14 day stay free in a calendar year. Beautiful views of mountain range. No neighbors, little to no traffic. Quiet (but for airplains) Flies and bees invasive if you cook outside. Large areas to 'pull off' spaced very far apart.

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Nice quiet and free. Limited cel service. No facilities. Pack it in, pack it out. Watch out for the cactus, they will get in your dogs paws.

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Lots of nice dry camping spots along King Rd. Drive about 1.5 mi in off main highway and found a nice spot with a couple fire pits. Road is very bumpy but doable with a regular vehicle and RV if traveled slowly.

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Absolutely stunning scenery with endless options for camping spots. West side of the park is close to quartzite for restocking options. We went deep into the park and did basically a full loop. Once you get off the main gravel roads the condition can become difficult. 4x4 and high clearance is a must if you want to go deep into the park. Especially the eastern side. Multiple small cabins you can camp near and utilize. Can’t recommend Kofa more! We try and go here every year.

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Spent two nights at Kofa Wildlife Refuge. Lots of different types of boondockers camping along Palm Canyon Road. It took about 40 minutes from Quartzsite pulling a 35’ fifth wheel. The road is mostly packed dirt/gravel, no 4 wheel required. Excellent spot - fairly level with some fire pits - only a couple minutes drive to the Palm trailhead (.5 mile loop). Plan to dump at Quartzsite on the way home.
Word of advice - wear hiking shoes to avoid cactus needles... ouch!

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amazing. quite. clean. beautiful nature.
if you don't like your neighbours, there is so much space to move ;)

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We stayed here overnight and it's gorgeous and peaceful. Did the short hike to see the palms in the canyon. Some of the pull off areas closest to the Palm Canyon parking lot have larger aggregate so it's harder to get level. We drove a little further from the base of the mountain and found a great spot.

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a fairly well maintained long road to the base of a spectacular group of mountains- the Kofa Range. lots of spots to camp, we dont have a 4 wheel but do have a lift kit and clearance on our van so we had no problems. there is plenty of personal space here - hiking on the range would be difficult so it looks like desert hikes are the norm. there is a camp host about 4 miles off / up the road who i am sure keeps things and people in order here. a nice spot. just some speedy 4 wheelers who put a drag on the environment here...otherwise worth a visit.

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Wonderful free desert camping. 14 day maximum. Lots of large flat spaces. Good gravel road. Nice hiking. Good cell coverage at some sites

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It's closer to 9 miles to reach Palm Canyon and there are primitive campsites all along this road. And you can camp at the Palm Canyon trailhead too. I didnt see one other person in October. A very beautiful drive.

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Miles of free BLM camping in the area, no designated sites, no water or toilett.but you stay in the middle of a desert between some cactus for free ( its all gravel, for some places high clearence needfully

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