Willcox, Lagoons | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
4 months ago
Altitude:
1267.9 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
Claude Rabillé

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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Description

Very nice spaces for campers along the roads around the lagoons. No 'No Overnight' signs. Beautiful and quiet. Many water birds.

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Yes, ma’am! An amazing place with mountain views, bird watching, and big sky next to a nature lagoon. We are the only road people here right now at 3PM but maybe more will arrive later in the day.
There is enough room for all of us. I am hoping for amazing sunrise and sunset colors!

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Don't let Google Maps fool you, this isn't a neighborhood (yet). It is a beautiful, isolated pond full of birds. It is a bit run down and returning to nature but still has a smooth dirt road circling the pond where you'll park. Some far off train noise but the birds wake up in the 4 o'clock hours. They are loud. Full Verizon signal. Great for well-behaved dogs or dogs on leash.

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Solo female here! This is a BEAUTIFUL spot to park for a night. Unfortunately, nobody was here when I showed up at sunset and I didn’t feel totally safe staying here alone. But I stayed for a little while to enjoy the views—there was even a double rainbow!!

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it seemed odd, boondocking so close to town, but it was great! Nice and quiet. There is a dirt road that encircles the lagoon, with a few pullouts but they looked quite sandy so we just parked on the side of the road. We had a caravan of two cargo vans, parked end to end. The road is very wide and no one else drove by all night.

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This area is such a gem! The dirt road around the lagoon is easy to drive and there are many spots to pull off that are level. We spent the night on the far side of the water and were treated to a beautiful sunset, beautiful sunrise, and we listened to the sounds of the cranes most of the night. There were a few other vans overnighting. We came in during a wind storm and didn’t find the blowing dust to be too bad. We will definitely stay here again!

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Not really great for camping. Just for overnight. To see the birds on sunset and sunrise.
Close to town, good cell service.

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Aweosme overnight spot. Chose to park Around the perimeter road of the lake, birds were amazing taking off at dark. trains run in the distance very great spot and quiet old fashioned town

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Very nice, quiet, clean. Would stay again.

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Great place to park. Hundreds of cranes flying over the camper. 6 other boon dockers were also there.

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This place is amazing! We had a nice quiet night. The Sandhill Cranes at sunset was amazing! I highly recommend this place. T-mobile 3 bars 5G

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Yesss follow the advice to find the dry lagoon bed. It’s amazing!

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Very beautiful and peaceful spot!! A few other rigs here. Some parked right on the side of the loop right along the lagoon, I found a little pullout to tuck away. So many birds. Good Verizon LTE. Gorgeous.

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easy access for every type of rig no amenities dry camping. I camped in the dry lake bed south of the city reclaimed wast water Lagoon. I had several cars drive in and out of the lake bed but at dark they left. two vehicles car and truck not at the same time trying to drift race around the lake bed right about dusk. Then it happened the Sandhill Cranes went crazy I was in there flight path from north of the lagoon they took off and flew south to an area probably private property the ruckus was great.
3-4 bars of Verizon. I will stay another night try to get closer to the birds they are sneaky and the ice storm is going on east of here NM and TX is where I was thinking of heading but wait a day.

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just parked along the side of a loop. a couple cars went by before I fell asleep but it was very quiet. I could hear a train wayyyyyyyyy in the distance a few times. road is dirt/sand but pretty smooth. decent Verizon signal.

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I'm so glad we found this place!! While traveling through the area it was getting late and we needed somewhere to make dinner and spend the night. We took the advice of the few commenters who suggested going back behind the lagoon to the dried one and it was awesome! the Sunset and Sunrise where incredible! watching the hundreds of birds fly over head in formation at dusk was completely breathtaking!!

Unfortunately there was a lot of trash left behind by people who go out there to let off fire works and whatnot. I wish I had more time to do some clean up but had to hit the road pretty early.

We added a new location for the dry bed. Thank you SO much OP for posting this little hidden gem off of I-10!

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No no signs. Quiet apart from the birds and the occasional train. Had rained and there were a handful of soft spots but had pretty much dried out by morning. Not far from freeway and fairly easy to get to.

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The Sandhill Cranes were beautiful! Especially at sunset! I added a photo. We parked on the east side in a pullout. Totally peaceful and we were the only camper there.

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Great secluded spot! I took the suggestion of a previous reviewer & went to the dry lake bed. It was easy to get to in my FWD Promaster & very quiet. It was neat seeing all of the cranes flying at dawn & dusk.
Good T-Mobile service.

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Great free place to stay and enjoy the migrating birds.

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Very beautiful and peaceful place to stay. We found a great leveled pull off area on the east side of the lake.

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Way too many bugs. Mosquito heaven. Left, not good if you need to open doors/windows or be outside.

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Very smelly at this time of the year and no “waste” water left. Didn’t stay.

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For a more private spot, turn right into the lagoon. Follow it around. Pass the viewing station on the left, but keep going. Just past the reclaimed water sign on the left is a road. Turn right and it brings you to a dry lagoon bed, super wide open and big enough to fit big rigs. Big rigs may have issues with the rutted road going in, so walk the road first ( it's only about 1/4 mile long). Locals come here to play with their dogs and there was a car playing music on Friday night. Low cell reception.

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Easy access, no other rigs. Verizon 4 bars, ATT 2 bars. If it's good enough for the birds, it's good enough for me

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1000s of Sandhill Cranes here. Very windy day and dust blowing, but the birds are amazing. Not many people and plenty of room for any size rig.

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1000s of Sandhill Cranes here. Very windy and dusty but the birds are incredible. Not many people here and room for any size rig.

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Great spot, had the night to myself and there’s plenty of space for big rigs as well. Nice and flat.
Beautiful sunset, beautiful birds.

No other vandwellers until I was leaving I saw to bus rigs rolling in. What’s up octobus!!

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Here during sandhill crane migration, such a treat to hear and see them! Great boondocking. AT&T and Verizon have 4bars. 5 min from town so services are super close by. just south of this pond is a dry lake bed. great place to let the dog chase toys off leash.

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This was an amazing place to camp. Birds flying above our head, cooing, amazing. We pitched a tent. Absolutely unreal.

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Amazing! Gorgeous views and tons of birds.

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Wow, just wow. The previous commenter is right! The original finder of this is a God send! I woke up this morning to a firey sunrise over the Dos Cabezas Peaks with birds calling to eachother as the sun was warming their feathers. Just as described, with a bit more birds talking at night than expected but not unwelcome!

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Great spot for a night or two. Lots of room for any size rig. Lots of birds. Good AT&T service. Great sunset and sunrise.

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The original finder of this place is magic.
Loved it! Quiet, beautiful, clean.

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Great place. Quiet and beautiful. Will stay there again.

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nice spot for the night. quiet at night with birds. some bird watchers in the morning and evening. good gravel roads around the mostly dry lagoons.

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Very nice spaces for campers along the roads around the lagoons. No sign of No Overnight. Beautiful and quiet. Many water birds.

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