Gunsight Wash

BLM

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Highway 85
Why, AZ 85321
520-258-7200
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GPS: 32.2395, -112.7508

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: gravel
Elevation: 1795 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
290 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“GPS took us right there, it’s just across from the state rest / picnic area. ”

Reviewed Apr 07, 2018

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Despite having lived across all of Mexico for a year and a half, my wife found something disturbing about Gunsight Wash. I did not share her sentiment, but I can appreciate it nonetheless. We sleep with our van doors open completely, two young children in tow, and this is how we have done it every single night regardless of what state,... more

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6 reviews
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: None

Reviewed Mar 20, 2018

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Beeing here for the first time we trusted the GPS coordinates. However they guided us to Organ Pipe visitor center 20ml further down the road.
The Gunsight Wash is short after the intersection and before you get to the border patrol.
GPS N 32.14.25 and W 112.45.5
Overall we had a very pleasant and quiet stay.

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Travelingourdreams would stay here again

“Loved it! Perfect!”

Reviewed Feb 08, 2018

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Very easy access to many spots that are level. Good star gazing at night. We felt very safe here. Good bike riding and easy access to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. We have a 44 foot fifth wheel and had to problems finding a good spot. There were about 20 Rv's when we were there....plenty of space! Make sure you do not attempt to... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Good place to camp”

Reviewed Feb 03, 2018

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Room for lots of people here. I would say we saw at least 30 rigs here. Fairly quiet. A few generators run at what I would call inconsiderate hours, a few minutes of loud music,a couple of family squabbles... It can be hard to get out of sight of other campers here, but there are some spots along the edge of the main wash which are... more

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46 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: South side

John T would stay here again

“Right outside Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument”

Reviewed Dec 21, 2017

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The entrance to Gunsight Wash is right at mile marker 55. Go over the bridge over the wash, and turn right at the end of the fence. Snake around to the right, cross the cattle guard, then turn immediately left for the south side area, or go straight on for the center and north side. The camping area goes in at least a mile, and is perh... more

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37 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: NA

Barton would stay here again

“Worth visiting once.”

Reviewed Mar 21, 2017

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It's a decent camp area, a bit of a maze, but plenty of spots. Stay on the road to the south side for the best spots and access. Not real quiet with the highway and air traffic. Border Patrol stays very busy here. We did see signs (in Organ Pipes) of trafficking, but none near this camp.

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Debs

42 Montana 3790
25 reviews
Days stayed: 11

Debs would stay here again

“Great”

Reviewed Mar 05, 2017

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Plenty of room for big rigs, roads fairly smooth. Not crowded but enough people around to feel safe. Not sure what the packrat issue is, we did not have any issues with critters. Plenty of coyotes howling at night, Quiet, a few military planes and helicopters but not what I would consider an issue. You see quite a few Border Patrol... more

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TigerNomad
Sun Valley, ID
Provan Astro Tiger XL
94 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Nice BLM Camping”

Reviewed Feb 04, 2017

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Nice BLM camping near Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The wash is wide, flat, and has many spots to camp. Signed in with the camp host, checked out the happenings board (there were a surprising amount of happenings for a town the size of Why), and drove zig zag through the wash to find a place to camp. It's a free for all, but ... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10
Site Number: open

Kristin would stay here again

“Very nice indeed.”

Reviewed Nov 21, 2015

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Perfect for those who like privacy and quiet. A few RVs visible in the distance, just enough to know somebody else is around. Wonderful birds, even a hummingbird "friend" at the nectar, after the greedy woodpecker got discouraged about taking over. The old campground host Lorraine is back again after several years away. She just ch... more

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Tales from the ba...

39 Heartland Bighorn
2013 Ram 3500 Dualy
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

Tales from the back road would stay here again

“Great spot for enjoying the scenery”

Reviewed Jan 28, 2015

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The area is very green with lots of trees and bushes. And because of all the foliage there are birds, lots of birds. We don't normally see a lot of birds when we boondock in Arizona, so that is a nice bonus. It's pretty easy to get into, the roads are plentiful and mostly smooth. Lots of places to park any size rig. The town of Ajo i... more

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