Imperial Dam LTVA

BLM

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Senator Wash Rd. Winterhaven, CA 92283 928-317-3200 Official Website

GPS: 32.9014, -114.4933

Last Price Paid: $3
Weekly Rate: Yes
Monthly Rate: Yes
Pad Type: dirt
Tent Camping: Yes

A recreation permit is required at Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) September 15th - April 15th. A long term LTVA permit is $180 for the entire season. A short visit LTVA permit is $40 for 14 consecutive days from date of purchase. Camping is allowed during the off-season between April 16th - September 14th at no cost, but the standard 14-day limit for dispersed camping on BLM land applies.

4 people have reviewed this location.

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14 reviews
Days stayed: 5
“Great BLM Camping, Dump + Fresh water”

Reviewed Feb 18, 2019

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We arrived here on a Saturday evening. There is an office trailer (which was closed), the camp host was off duty, and across the street was a collection box where it said it cost $10 for day use and $15/night. We thought "THIS CAN'T BE RIGHT" as everyone was saying that it is $40 for up to 14 days. So we decided to NOT pay and just fin... more

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RigbyRides
WA 17' Coachmen Clipper 17RD Toyota Tacoma
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $3
Days stayed: 2

RigbyRides would stay here again

“Huge open space with neighborhood choices”

Reviewed Feb 18, 2019

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This LTVA encompasses many smaller camping areas. The ones down by the water are not part of the LTVA, but everything else is - acres and acres of camping. See map in photos to get an idea of the layout. You can nestle into a cozy little canyon or perch up on a bluff with great views. I recommend driving around some to get a feel for ... more

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Secondfloor
Syracuse, IN 27' Airstream Ram 1500
1 review
Nightly rate: $3
Days stayed: 10

Secondfloor would stay here again

“Cheap with water, dump, and good desert hiking”

Reviewed Feb 05, 2019

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We came to the Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) looking for better weather than we had at Quartzsite. This area of BLM dispersed camping is huge, over 3,000 acres. There are four dump stations (with flush allowed) and four potable water stations available, as well as $1 hot showers and toilets. At the time of year we were her... more

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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Rich
Prescott, AZ 25' Airstream Safari 2004 Nissan Titan
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $1
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 1

Rich would stay here again

“Boondocking Magic!”

Reviewed Dec 14, 2016

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The Imperial Dam LTVA (long term visitor area) is a BLM dry camping location right on the AZ / CA border. A short drive to Yuma AZ for all of your supplies. This is one of our favorite boondocking sites now. People are spread out all over the desert, and they're incredibly friendly. Everybody gives you a wave! We purchased the... more

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3bars
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3bars
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Boondocking Paradise Found – Imperial Dam

After spending some time in the LTVA in Quartzsite, our RV was pointed south.  While Quartzsite is an interesting place, and probably the largest boondocking area in the Southwest, going “off season...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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