Big River Flat

BLM

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Hwy 62
Earp, CA 92242
760-326-7000
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GPS: 34.1661, -114.3716

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 645 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

8 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
AT&T Voice Only
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
48 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
“Too cramped. Too crowded. Too noisy.”

Reviewed Apr 03, 2018

Overall Rating

I came up from Quartzsite, and went first to Shea Road. That was a beautiful location, but I couldn't get any Verizon 4G, so I drove on to Big River. I was not at all happy with it, and stayed only long enough to do some sightseeing. Unless you can get a site on the side-road to the left, the sites are all up against the main dirt r... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Dan & Jen Nevada

32 Newmar Bay Star 3113
2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: Dispersed

Dan & Jen Nevada would stay here again

“Quiet & Uncrowded”

Reviewed Feb 04, 2018

Overall Rating

We camped along a road a bit further west (here:34.186363, -114.434095). The road doesn't go back as far, about a mile and a half, and the recently graded surface has created furrows that would block most larger RV's from getting to potential sites. A few have been knocked down, however. Quiet, peaceful, dark and mostly level. We... more

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Location
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2bars
AT&T Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 20

GKLARS would stay here again

“good location & views”

Reviewed Jan 12, 2018

Overall Rating

We travel w/ a canoe & like to paddle. Previous stays @ Crossroads campground (the only affordable BLM site on Parker strip) were hard to come by & very noisy w/ continuous big block boat noise. Big River offers free, quiet,& EZ access to Parker & it's strip. The access rd (EZ to miss as reported)is very passable & continues for about... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: None

Fabulous Retros would stay here again

“Fun place”

Reviewed Nov 05, 2017

Overall Rating

Follow Restlessbynature, he knows what he's talking about! Great place to boondock! More quiet than most blm land.

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Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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37 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Barton would stay here again

“Handy location and nice views”

Reviewed Mar 07, 2017

Overall Rating

Very handy with Parker only 5 miles away. Access road is good for a mile, but entry point is very easy to miss (it's 50ft east of mm138). Lots of big sites with nice views though few have much privacy.

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Ron & Sarah
Denver, CO
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
10 reviews
Days stayed: 2

Ron & Sarah would stay here again

“Good spot to stop to run errands in Parker”

Reviewed Mar 01, 2017

Overall Rating

We were driving from the Mojave Desert to the Sonoran Desert and needed a place in between to stop for a few days to run errands, and this fit the bill quite well for that. The turn into this area is more than 90 degrees if you are coming from the west, so drive slowly or you will likely miss it. I wouldn't want to spend a lot of ti... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: Dispersed

Restlessbynature would stay here again

“I stay here quite often because of the Proximity to Parker, Casino, ATV, etc!”

Reviewed Feb 17, 2017

Overall Rating

Big River BLM Free camping is just 5 miles from Parker, AZ. The Verizon signal is 3 bar LTE and there are 11 channels on the digital antenna when faced 200 degrees (Almost exactly South). The road is very accessible and there are many large campsites in the area.
See my Video at: https://youtu.be/_lTizAzsdR4

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
263 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Easy boondocking east of Parker, AZ”

Reviewed Dec 09, 2014

Overall Rating

We prefer boondocking and Big River Flat delivered. It's all gravel (similar to what you'll find in Quartzsite) which means there isn't a lot of dust when people drive by. It also can be hard on dogs with sensitive paws. The dirt road in is passable for big rigs and there are a TON of spots to choose from so no one is too close to th... more

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Location
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3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Big River Flat - Aluminarium

This past weekend, when we realized we couldn’t stay at River Island State Park, we went scouting for a boondocking spo...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
Pets:
  • pets

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