Palm Canyon

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

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Palm Canyon Rd.
Quartzsite, AZ 85346
928-783-7861
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GPS: 33.3603, -114.107

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 2108 ft
Max Stay: 14

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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28 people have reviewed this location.

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
5bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Voice Only
4bars
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4bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
AT&T Voice Only
3bars
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Zamia Ventures
Hobe Sound, FL 25' Airstream Flying Cloud 2015 Ford F150
74 reviews
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Zamia Ventures would stay here again

“Countless suitable sites offering expansive desert views”

Reviewed Jan 15, 2019

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Palm Canyon Road is lined with numerous level, easily accessible sites that offer wide desert views, open skies for solar generation, and good internet signal. There's plenty of room for people to spread out and find a site that works for them. Plus, it's free. What's not to like? The road itself is dirt, but well graded and we found i... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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9 reviews
Days stayed: 3

Mark would stay here again

Reviewed Jan 01, 2019

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We actually stayed up the queen Canyon Road, a side road off of Palm Canyon Road. The road in was definitely rugged. 2 Wheel Drive was fine but high clearance is recommended. Cell reception was excellent for AT&T. Incredible campsite.

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Matt Dalton
34' Keystone Springdale 280BHS Ram 2500
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: Open Desert!
“Awesome boondocking for free!”

Reviewed Dec 31, 2018

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Easy to find, Palm Canyon is right off the main road. It's a dirt trail that is pretty washboarded but as long as you go slow it's an easy drive. There are easy turn-around areas pretty much anywhere. We found a nice spot near a wash out and some Saguaro's with the closest neighbor about a half-mile away. The next morning we hooked... more

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3bars
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Smokey & Tater
AZ 13' Teardrop Jeep
11 reviews
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Smokey & Tater would stay here again

“Moonlight Madness”

Reviewed Apr 25, 2018

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We spent several nights below palm canyon in the flats during February of this year. We purposely arrived during a full moon as it presented breathtaking evening photography.
This place is just magical.

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1bars
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5 reviews
Days stayed: 4

Reviewed Mar 25, 2018

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Great place to camp! We love this place, nice atv rides.

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2bars
AT&T 3G

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WatsonsWander
Airstream Safari Toyota Tundra
166 reviews
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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

WatsonsWander would stay here again

“Desert Boondocking at its finest”

Reviewed Mar 12, 2018

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This is seriously some of the best desert boondocking around. Palm Canyon Rd. has many, many open areas for RVs both before and after the start of the Kofa Wildlife Refuge. We easily found a large, level spot for us and a couple of friends. With mountain views, tons of roads for biking and endless desert for wandering, we enjoyed a pea... more

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

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13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Dispersed camping

tkbrem would stay here again

Reviewed Mar 08, 2018

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Awesome views... Slow drive in on gravel washboard road... But this is the desert...easy hike to the pines growing on side of canyon... Great sunset...

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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

Evergreengirl would stay here again

“Great boondocking experience.”

Reviewed Mar 01, 2018

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Not a lot to add to what other reviewers have written. What a pleasant surprise to find such beautiful and peaceful boondocking so close to Quartzsite. There are plenty of spots to accommodate any size rig. The road from the highway is well marked, graded, and not too washboardy. We picked a site about a half mile into the NWR and cou... more

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3bars
AT&T 3G

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Budwag
AZ 41' Forest River Sierra 2014 Ram 2500
12 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Budwag would stay here again

“Peaceful, great mountain views”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2018

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We set up camp 1/2 mile outside of refuge boundary. Wind came out of northwest so we stayed on North side of road so we didn't have blowing into camp every time someone drove by on road. It was windy the entire time we were there, gusts up to 25mph but constant 10-20mph. We stayed last weekend of rv show in Quartzsite. Closest neighbo... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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10 reviews
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Nightly rate: $6
Days stayed: 7
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Nitrofish would stay here again

“One of the best”

Reviewed Feb 09, 2018

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Another great place to park your rig and soak up the scenery. This place should almost be listed as two different sites. From the hwy you have BLM land until you enter KOFA fish and wildlife. You have to park your rig within 300 feet from the road. Once you enter KOFA, it’s within 100 feet from the road and you also have a camp host to... more

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2bars
AT&T Voice Only

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