Clark Dry Lake

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Borrego Salton Seaway S22
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
760-767-5311
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GPS: 33.2991, -116.2738

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Tent Camping: Yes

Note: The Clark Dry Lake camping area reduced in size as of winter 2015.

8 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G
1bars
Verizon Extended
3bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Sprint 3G
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Two Plus Lu

19 Escape 5.0 (formerly 2010 Four Wheel Camper Eagle)
2017 Toyota Tundra
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A
“It's been reduced in size, can only fit a couple of rigs close to the road now”

Reviewed Nov 20, 2017

Overall Rating

So as it's been reported above, this camping area has been reduced significantly. You could cram a handful of rigs here, or have 2 or 3 if you all want space from each other. The available space is right by the road too, so road traffic can be loud at night. However, it's very easy access and flat, so if you're getting to the area afte... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Technomadia

35 GM 4106 (1961 Bus Conversion)
2009 Mini Cooper
84 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 21

Technomadia would stay here again

“Magical & Social”

Reviewed Feb 28, 2015

Overall Rating

This is fabulous boondocking - wide open spaces and views, decent cell signal and close to a small funky little town with the basic amenities. This particular spit of land is still privately owned, and there are no stay limits. You can dump coming into town off the Salton Sea at the gas station (free when we were there), or drive a... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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


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WheelingIt

40 Holiday Rambler Endeavor
2008 Honda CRV
31 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 18

WheelingIt would stay here again

“One of our favorite CA boondocking sites”

Reviewed Feb 10, 2015

Overall Rating

We stay here every year, and always keep coming back. Cute town not far away, beautiful surroundings, lots of hiking and exploring opportunities. The place does get crowded over the big holidays, and Verizon signal is only good closer to the main road (it drops off fast as you drive towards the lake bed), so most RVs crowd closer to S2... more

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Cleanliness
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Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Island Girl Walka...

39 National Tropical
2011 Subaru Impreza
70 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 13

Island Girl Walkabout would stay here again

“A gorgeous setting in the desert with brilliant desert sunsets and endless skies at night”

Reviewed Jan 19, 2015

Overall Rating

This is our second time boondocking in this area. Both times during the month of January. It's a truly spectacular setting in the Anza-Borrego State Park near the town of Borrego Springs. Although this area seems very popular, there is enough space to allow for some privacy. The location is great to access all kinds of exploring,... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 3G

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


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Wandertopia Todd
Atlanta, GA
20 Roadtrek Zion
2014 VW Jetta
32 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
“Great views, plenty of space to roam”

Reviewed Jan 16, 2015

Overall Rating

We stayed here for 14 days in early January with a group of other travelers. The area provides a lot of different places to set up camp from spaces large enough for a group to camp together to small pull-offs for a single camper. Most of the "roads" are very accessible and can be easily driven on my all sizes of motorhomes and cars. Th... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
4bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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


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RL
Tucson, AZ
30 Airstream Safari
2009 Mercedes GL320
18 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: N/A

RL would stay here again

“One of the best free spots in Anza-Borrego with cell coverage”

Reviewed Jan 10, 2015

Overall Rating

It's hard to complain about free, because you always get more than you paid for. Clark Dry Lake area is popular because it's one of the few free camping areas where you can still get decent cell coverage (as long as you don't go too far away from the road and the high ground). The sunsets and sunrises are always stunning, and the ... more

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Location
Cleanliness
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Noise
3bars
Sprint 3G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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


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AudreyAirstream
Henderson, NV
27 Airstream International
2016 Ford F150
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

AudreyAirstream would stay here again

“Our first boondocking experience and we'll definitely be back”

Reviewed Nov 09, 2014

Overall Rating

We spent 3 wonderful days here in early March 2014. During the nights we had a fire in our fire ring and during the days we were looking for ways to cool off - welcome to the desert! As this was our first boondocking experience I'll admit I was pretty nervous the first night - especially after we heard a pack of coyotes howling at suns... more

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Cleanliness
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1bars
Verizon Extended

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
261 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Date stayed: 1/5/13
Days stayed: 14

Aluminarium would stay here again

“One Of Our Favorites!”

Reviewed Jan 21, 2013

Overall Rating

The boondocking at Anza Borrego is awesome. Driving east on Borrego Salton Sea Way just past Rockhouse there's a dirt road off on the left next to a red reflector. That was our driveway for two weeks. The other RV'ers are spaced really far apart, so you have your privacy but can socialize if you want to. While we were the... more

Access
Location
Scenery
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G

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


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In the Desert - Aluminarium

The last few days have felt like we were packing for the apocalypse and for some reason it didn’t seem like we would be able to get it together yesterday to leave Los Angeles at a decent hour....

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Borrego Springs Clark Dry Lake - California - Those Young Guys

Borrego Springs Clark Dry Lake – California Posted By lisa, On January 9, 2013 Our favorite boondocking spot, Clark Dry Lake. Our favorite town to winter in, Borrego Springs. Love the are...

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Borrego Springs Clark Dry Lake - California - Those Young Guys

Borrego Springs Clark Dry Lake – California Posted By lisa, On January 7, 2014 Boondocking along Clark Dry Lake in Borrego Springs, California. Looks like lots of RV bloggers are parked a...

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

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