Clark Dry Lake

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Borrego Salton Seaway S22 Borrego Springs, CA 92004 760-767-5311 Official Website

GPS: 33.2991, -116.2738

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 687 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

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

11 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
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Verizon 3G
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Verizon Voice Only
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AT&T 4G/LTE
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Teddi & Roger
Kent, WA 33' National Trop-i-cal T330 2007 Honda CRV
139 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: N/A

Teddi & Roger would stay here again

“Excellent boondocking with fantastic views, a huge playground for the pup, and solitude (during the week).”

Reviewed Mar 17, 2019

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We had initially planned to stay at the huge and very popular Rockhouse Canyon BLM boondocking area. There was space, but we’d be one of a very large crowd of RVs. Just a few miles further down Rockhouse Canyon Road and we found an excellent spot adjacent to the Clark Dry Lake Bed. As noted, the lake bed is off-limits to motorized vehi... more

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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: BLM

orcuttnyc would stay here again

“Great!”

Reviewed Mar 16, 2019

Overall Rating

Fairly easy access. Fairly level. Gorgeous views. Next to a road but any traffic dies down to negligible at night. We first went to Rockhouse Trail a half mile west on the same road. Useless internet and about fifty or so other trailer/motor home campers there. Clark Dry Lake is the eastern end of three blm sites one after the... more

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3bars
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DoriandMena
QC, Canada 17' Casita Liberty Deluxe 2011 Dodge Ram
49 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

DoriandMena would stay here again

“A Safe and Peaceful Place to Stay Near Borrego Springs”

Reviewed Feb 12, 2019

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Check out our video here: https://youtu.be/hlGiPRx910c This is a great BLM free camping spot where tons of snowbirds park in the winter time. It is a large area so you don't feel too closed in, and it is close to Borrego Springs. The public library in town has fast, and free wifi and the new building is beautiful. There are also two... more

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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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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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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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3bars
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Island Girl Walka...
Corrales, NM 25' Winnebago View 24J
85 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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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

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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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4bars
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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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3bars
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2bars
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AudreyAirstream
Henderson, NV 27' Airstream International 2016 Ford F150
34 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

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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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1bars
Verizon Voice Only

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

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