Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

BLM

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South Cibola Lake Road
Cibola, AZ 85328
928-857-3253
Official Website

GPS: 33.3635, -114.6664

Last Price Paid: $0
Elevation: 246 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.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
4bars
AT&T 3G
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

lilrusty would stay here again

“peaceful”

Reviewed Mar 15, 2018

Overall Rating

This has been the most peaceful place I've camped in. The road that divides the Cibola Wildlife refuge and the boondocking spot across the street is not used much. During these times of silence, it sounds as if the birds at the refuge are directly adjacent to the camping spot. Flies and bees can be heard. There are no actual hiking tra... more

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John T
21' Coachmen Viking 21RD
76 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: 2nd on right after dip

John T would stay here again

“Beautiful location. Lots of wildlife.”

Reviewed Mar 05, 2018

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The road south from I-10 (exit 236) is good except for the short section through Imperial County, which is severely potholed. The highway bridge across the Colorado has a sign on the Arizona side that says, "This bridge constitutes a danger. Use at your own risk. Private bridge." It seems sturdy, and serves the whole area around the re... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Evergreengirl
WA Escape 19 2009 Honda Ridgeline
57 reviews
Days stayed: 2

Evergreengirl would stay here again

“Quiet, peaceful and great night skies.”

Reviewed Feb 25, 2018

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Found this boondock site here on Capendium (thanks, previous reviewers!). Access was easy - the exit off of I-10 near Blythe, CA for Cibola National Wildlife Refuge is well signed and from there it's about 20 miles on a paved two-lane road to the Refuge Headquarters and Visitors' Center. Access to the BLM land is almost directly acros... more

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Rv Chickadee
FL 24' Crossroads Slingshot 2003 Toyota Tundra
36 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 0

Rv Chickadee would stay here again

“Don't use Apple maps to get here from the west...”

Reviewed Jan 07, 2018

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🙄 I am writing this mostly because of the mess I went through to get to this place. It's been one day, and I think it's great, although a bit far off of I-10. Well, let me rephrase that... it's a bit far off of I-10 IF YOU USE APPLE MAPS- which I never ever use, but just this once, I had to rely on it. Big mistake, of course. It routed... more

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/a

Weelittlenomads would stay here again

“Peaceful spot with beautiful scenery ”

Reviewed Dec 26, 2017

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Private, peaceful, and easily accessible. There was a nice little wildlife refuge office with fossils, feathers, and activity posters that the kids. The scenery was beautiful and there were a few trails. We didn’t see any Burros or Big Horn Sheep but I think if we had stayed longer we would have spotted a few because their tracks were ... more

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5bars
Verizon 3G

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Brake for Nature
30' Northwood Arctic Fox 25Y 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

Brake for Nature would stay here again

“Jagged desert mountains, Colorado River wetlands, and calls of the wild”

Reviewed Feb 17, 2017

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We started off planning to stay near Blythe on the Colorado River for a few days to catch up on our blog, but a review here on Campendium drew us to this special campsite across from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. We are birders and love to visit every wildlife refuge we can, so this spot won out over the Levee Road campsites. Th... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: Dispersed
“This area is actually BLM 14 day FREE dispersed camping directly across from the refuge.”

Reviewed Feb 12, 2017

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Very easy to get to. Off the beaten path but paved all the way in. Digital TV works great! Good cell signal. Lots of birds! Good access to the Colorado River is nearby. There is a fee area very close called Oxbow Lake CG on the Cibola NWR. I plan to try some kayak floats on the Colorado River. Temps a little cool but expected in the 80... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Northern Hitchhikers
Strathmore, AB, Canada 30' Hitchhiker Fifth Wheel 2014 Dodge 2500 diesel
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5

Northern Hitchhikers would stay here again

“Birds, views, peace & quiet”

Reviewed Dec 30, 2016

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We spent five days at the BLM camping area across from the Cibola Wildlife Refuge headquarters and absolutely loved it. We couldn't believe we were the only ones camping in such a beautiful location (and free!). Just twenty minutes south of Blythe there is shopping and dining and fuel close by. The park headquarters are just across the... more

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

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Sweet Refuge

Generally, the trip so far has been very suitable for a guy like me, one who prefers a quiet, rural location with good places to walk, some off-leash freedom, and nothing to disturb my afternoon nap...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Pets:
  • pets

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