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Arizona RV Camping and Campgrounds

Many Arizona RV camping locations are located close to some of the most spectacular areas anywhere. Winter is a great time to visit Arizona, and the Snowbird migration and their thousands of RVs certainly help prove it. Spring, summer, and fall, on the other hand, are the best times to see much of the incredible scenery of Arizona. The area around Grand Canyon National Park has free RV camping areas on the north and south rim and sights that everyone should see.




Arizona RV Parks and Campgrounds

  • Arizona RV Parks – Research tool for finding the best private RV parks and campgrounds in Arizona.

Federal RV Camping Information

  • National Park Service – NPS information about Arizona RV camping on National Park Service administered lands.

US Forest Service – USFS information about National Forests in Arizona. Great dispersed RV camping sites as well as many developed campgrounds.

State RV Camping Information

Campground Reservations

  • Camping Reservations – Make your Arizona State and Federal campground reservation in advance, and your campsite will be waiting for you when you arrive.

Arizona RV Dump Stations

Free Arizona RV Camping And Boondocking

Free Arizona RV camping is available on public lands administered by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and the USFS (US Forest Service). State parks, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, and more allow free RV camping. The following list is just a sample of free RV camping possibilities. Free RV camping locations are primitive, which means there are no RV hookups.

               

Click On The Town Name For Free Arizona RV Camping Locations

Ajo Arizona RV Camping AJO

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge – Free RV camping information about the Refuge, remote access, and necessary permits. Very isolated! There is also BLM public land surrounding AJO available for free RV camping. The Yuma BLM Field Office administers this area.

Ash Fork Arizona RV Camping ASH FORK

South of Ash Fork along highway 89 is numerous USFS (US Forest Service) access roads. Close the gate behind you. There are many lovely free RV boondocking sites in this area. The Prescott National Forest manages public lands in this area.

Bouse Arizona RV Camping BOUSE

Surrounded by BLM administered lands, Bouse has virtually unlimited places for free RV camping. The BLM (Bureau of Land Management) Lake Havasu Field Office manages RV camping in this area. The town has RV camping facilities, including an RV dump, fuel, groceries, water, trash restaurants, museum, and post office. Patton’s troops of WWII trained in this area.

Golden Shores Arizona RV CampingGOLDEN SHORES

North of town on old Route 66, about 3 miles, is an extensive BLM (Bureau of Land Management) ATV and off-road vehicle area. Suitable for any size RV. There are also several good pull-out areas off old Route 66 heading north towards Oatman. BLM’s Kingman Field Office administers this area.

Grand Canyon Arizona RV Camping GRAND CANYON

South Rim RV camping information from the NPS (National Park Service) Official Web Site…we couldn’t say it better ourselves…

Dispersed Camping – Camping “at-large” is permitted in the national forest outside the park. Camping must be at least 0.25mile/0.4 km away from Highway 64. Other restrictions may apply. Contact the Tusayan Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest, P.O. Box 3088, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023, or call (928) 638-2443 for information.

KOFA Arizona RV Camping KOFA

King of Arizona National Wildlife Refuge. Free RV camping is available with a 14 day per year maximum limit. This area is located northeast of Yuma and southeast of Quartzsite. Remote dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is also available on most BLM lands around the Refuge boundary.

Lake Havasu City Arizona RV CampingLAKE HAVASU CITY

Surrounded by BLM (Bureau of Land Management) administered land, you will have no trouble finding dispersed RV camping (boondocking) locations. RV camping locations are located both north and south of town. The BLM’s Lake Havasu Field Office manages this area and offers extensive information for the RV camping enthusiast.

New Hope Arizona RV Camping NEW HOPE

Free RV parking is available at the truck stop. Scenic free RV camping is available on BLM administered lands north of the KOFA NWR (National Wildlife Refuge) and the Refuge itself. Large open RV camping areas are available in a remote desert setting.

Parker Arizona RV Camping PARKER

East of Parker is large areas of BLM administered land with good access for free RV camping. Shea Road is asphalt heading east for nearly 15 miles before turning into good gravel. There are numerous free RV camping sites along both sides of this road.

Phoenix Arizona RV Camping PHOENIX

Arizona State Land Trust has numerous parcels available for free RV camping surrounding Phoenix. Click Here for information on obtaining the required permit and Land Trust location maps.

Prescott Arizona RV Camping PRESCOTT

Designated dispersed camping (boondocking) sites are available in the Prescott Basin. This area is managed by the USDA Prescott National Forest and offers organized campgrounds too. This is a popular area for RVers trying to escape the desert heat.

Quartzsite Arizona RV Camping QUARTZSITE

Free RV camping is available at 5 BLM designated 14-day camping areas surrounding Quartzsite. Free camping is permitted in designated areas only. BLM camping and LTVA’s has information about (Long Term Visitor Areas) in the Quartzsite area. The La Posa LTVA is very popular with Winter visitors. Over 1 million RVers show up during the winter months, and there is a lot of information written about this interesting RV camping area.

Sentinel Arizona RV CampingSENTINEL

Free RV camping is available north of Sentinel on the road to the Oatman Massacre site not too far from Painted Rock Dam. Go north on an asphalt road approximately 1 mile to the first gravel road and turn right. A large area suitable for any size RV is located about 1 mile down the gravel road. More sites available further up the road, but we recommend smaller RV’s for these camping locations.

Swansea Arizona RV CampingSWANSEA

This historic ghost town offers free RV camping facilities. There are several free campsites suitable for smaller RV’s and tents. Bureau of Land Management is spending a considerable amount of time and money on this area. Improved RV camping sites and building restoration projects make this an interesting RV destination.

Wickenburg Arizona RV Camping WICKENBURG

State Land Trust parcels are available for RV camping south of Wickenburg with a required permit and BLM administered lands. There are free RV camping sites along Vulture Peak Road and Vulture Mine Road. The Vulture mine offers $ dry RV camping and has self-guided tours of the historic mine. Wickenburg offers a full range of RV camping supplies, RV dump, fuel, food, and more.

Williams Arizona RV Camping WILLIAMS

USDA Kaibab National Forest offers free dispersed camping (boondocking) at many locations. A good free overnight camping area is located west of Williams, just off Interstate 40.

Yuma Arizona RV Camping YUMA

There are free RV camping sites (must have a $20 State issued permit) just East of Yuma on parcels of the Arizona State Land Trust. BLM also administered Public Lands with LTVA’s west of Yuma on the California side of the Colorado River. Check our BLM Section for more LTVA (Long Term Visitor Area) information and rules.

Our Public Lands and Boondocking sections have more information about finding remote free Arizona RV camping locations. Our Free RV Camping page has ideas about free RV camping and parking places you may not have thought about.

Public Arizona RV Camping

Public Arizona RV camping is perfect for the Snowbirds of Winter. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and Arizona State Parks offer RV camping on a first-come, first-serve basis only, and the same is true for most County and Community parks. Most parks have no length of camping stay limit. USFS (US Forest Service) campgrounds offer cooler locations to escape the Summer heat. Amenities range from dry RV camping with only trash and pit toilets to RV camping sites with full RV hookups. This is only a partial listing of Arizona RV camping opportunities at public campgrounds.

Cedar Pockets Arizona RV CampingCEDAR POCKETS

The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area offers RV camping. This BLM area has 75 developed camping sites available with pit toilets, fire rings, and trash. There are pull-thru sites as well for large RVs.

Chloride Arizona RV CampingCHLORIDE

We have been to both Windy Point and Packsaddle campgrounds with a 36′ motorhome. We don’t recommend taking a large vehicle to these campgrounds, but it can be done if you are determined.

Cottonwood Arizona RV CampingCOTTONWOOD

Located north of Phoenix near Cottonwood, Dead Horse Ranch State Park offers RV camping sites with electricity and water and dry camping.

Flagstaff Arizona RV CampingFLAGSTAFF

RV camping is available near Sunset Crater National Monument at the USDA Forest Service (USFS) Bonita Campground, located across the road from the National Park Visitor Center.

Gila Bend Arizona RV CampingGILA BEND

Well dispersed campsites are available at the Petroglyph/Painted Rock BLM Campground.

Grand Canyon Arizona RV CampingGRAND CANYON

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon National Park, is a location everyone should experience if they can. RV camping is allowed within the park at designated campgrounds. This is a very popular camping location, and we recommend reservations at the National Park Service (NPS) campgrounds. Pictures can never fully capture this unique landscape.

Kingman Arizona RV CampingKINGMAN

Two areas developed campgrounds suitable for RV camping are located near Kingman. Haulapai Mountain Park and BLM’s Wild Cow Springs Recreation Area offer cooler mountain locations above 6000 feet.

Lake Havasu City Arizona RV Camping LAKE HAVASU CITY

Arizona RV camping facilities are available at:

RV dump, water, fishing, boating. No reservations accepted.

Parker Arizona RV CampingPARKER

BLM and La Paz County offer camping opportunities in the Parker area.

Phoenix Arizona RV Camping PHOENIX

Phoenix Area Campgrounds

Prescott Arizona RV CampingPRESCOTT

USFS (US Forest Service) campgrounds offer RV camping in the area.

  • Granite Basin. Located at 5600 feet with paved road access.
  • White Spar – 5700-foot elevation with 40 foot RV maximum RV length. 14 Day limit.
  • Lynx Lake – Located at 5600 feet next to a man-made lake. 39 spaces suitable for RV camping.

For more USFS campgrounds in the Prescott National Forest, Click Here.

Quartzsite Arizona RV CampingQUARTZSITE

South of Quartzsite is the large and very popular La Poza LTVA (Long Term Visitor Area). Hundreds of thousands of Snowbirds descend on Quartzsite with their RVs every Winter. Much has been written about this interesting RV camping destination. Our BLM RV Camping page has more information about LTVA’s and their rules.

Salome Arizona RV CampingSALOME

Dry RV camping sites are available at Centennial County Park. The campground has an RV dump and water available.

Temple Bar Arizona RV CampingTEMPLE BAR

The National Park Service Campgrounds located in Lake Mead National Recreation Area has 153 camping sites and is located on Lake Mead north of Kingman.

Wenden Arizona RV CampingWENDEN

RV camping and other activities are available at Alamo Lake State Park, 38 miles north of Wenden. The campgrounds have electric and water sites and an RV dump station

Why Arizona RV CampingWHY

RV camping is available at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument campgrounds.

Wickenburg Arizona RV CampingWICKENBURG

Community park located 2 miles NE of town across from the Rodeo grounds on Constellation Road has RV camping. Has trash but no water or dump—restricted length of stay.

The Community Center has RV camping facilities for RV club rallies and group events. Reservations required. Wickenburg Community Center. Office Hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Please call 928-684-7656

Wikieup Arizona RV CampingWIKIEUP

South of Wikieup is the Burro Creek Recreation Area. This large recreation area has flush toilets, large RV camping sites, an RV dump station, and drinking water.

YumaYUMA

North of Yuma on the California side of the Colorado River is…

  • BLM Squaw Lake Campground. Tent and RV camping facilities include showers, boat launch near the Imperial Dam on the Colorado River.
  • Imperial Dam LTVA is also located near Yuma. This long term RV camping area allows stays of months if desired.


 
 
 
 
 

Federal Public Land
RV Camping Information

US Forest Service - USFS
Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.

National Park Service (NPS)
General information about RV camping in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.

US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE/COE )
USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding Corps managed lakes, RV camping rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.

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