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

16 people have reviewed this location.

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5bars
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2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

Ruth would stay here again

“Hiking!!! ”

Reviewed Jul 07, 2017

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We hiked about 12 days out of the 14 days. Lovely desert landscape (tons of cactus). We saw desert big horn sheep and deer. After a full day of rain...waterfalls...what a rare desert treat.

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3bars
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Lost in America

40 HR Imperial
2007 Honda CRV
5 reviews
Days stayed: 13
Site Number: all
“I think this is heaven ”

Reviewed Mar 12, 2017

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lots of hiking close to town very quiet.

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Verizon 4G
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4bars
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Michael & Imkelina
Cambria, CA
25 Dynamax Isata 3 RW
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Michael & Imkelina would stay here again

“Perfect Isolation and Solitude”

Reviewed Mar 02, 2017

Overall Rating

We drove the on Palm Canyon Rd, a very good gravel road, for about 7 miles until we found a campsite that was accessible, flat and had some great views. There seemed to be many sites and as there were not may rigs around, we had many choices. We would recommend going pass the camp host site for some sites that have better views of the ... more

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4bars
Verizon Extended

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Wanderland Travelers
OR
33 Fleetwood Bounder
1997 Honda CR-V
9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Wanderland Travelers would stay here again

“Very Peaceful with Stunning Mountain Views ”

Reviewed Mar 01, 2017

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It's a slow 7 miles on chunky gravel road but infinitely worth it for the view. The farther away spots were taken, which was great! We ended up with the last 'large rig' spot although smaller rigs could stay at one more spot closer to the mountain and some people parked their truck camper in the trailhead lot (I believe there's a fire... more

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Scott
Lebanon, OR
36 Winnebago Journey
47 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 13

Scott would stay here again

“Palm Canyon Perfection”

Reviewed Feb 18, 2017

Overall Rating

We really enjoyed our almost two weeks out here. The views, stargazing, wildlife, hiking, jeeping, and camping were amazing. We even got a great over air HD TV signal to watch the Super Bowl. As others have mentioned this is close to Quartzsite but a world away. We parked a little outside of the refuge and had a great spot close to ... more

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3bars
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3bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
T-Mobile 4G

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26 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14
Site Number: Dispersed

Restlessbynature would stay here again

“Wonderful sunrises! Also, some great moonrises!!”

Reviewed Feb 15, 2017

Overall Rating

Palm Canyon Free BLM camping is on a 3 mile stretch of the road leading into Kofa National Wildlife Refuge south of Quartzite called Palm Canyon Road. It is flat with lots of spaces. Good Verizon LTE and a few digital TV channels. There's been a north wind and since the sites are mostly on the south side of the road it can get a bit du... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
201 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“A nice new years got together”

Reviewed Feb 03, 2017

Overall Rating

I can't believe I have driven past the general area of Q a million times and never popped into Kofa. Lots of room and one helluva backdrop for the photos to make everyone staying in Q jealous. Some great hikes nearby as well.

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RobertT
Saanichton, BC, Canada
24 Itasca Navion iQ
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Last site top of road

RobertT would stay here again

“Tranquility with stunning vistas ”

Reviewed Jan 24, 2017

Overall Rating

Think the polar opposite of Quartzite, open space peaceful tranquil surrounding with panoramic views in all directions and virtually no crowds. Great little hike up to see the name sake "Palm Valley" set out late enough that the sun is illuminating the palms, we did the walk late morning hitting the view spot at between 12pm - 1pm. Wil... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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KenneysSeeAmerica

30 Airstream International
2016 Chevy Silverado 2500
86 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Last site

KenneysSeeAmerica would stay here again

“Spectacular views but cold and windy”

Reviewed Jan 21, 2017

Overall Rating

This is a 5 star BLM. No trash, no water and gravel road but it's free and the views are amazing. We camped in the last large spot. It's right at seven miles from the highway, again, all gravel but easy to traverse. If you go much further, you begin to notice an incline in the road. There is a trailhead parking at the end and s... more

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3bars
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Travels with Pickles
AZ
44 Dutchmen Voltage 3970
2015 Ram 3500 Dually
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

Travels with Pickles would stay here again

“An Oasis in the Desert”

Reviewed Apr 27, 2016

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Located thirty or so miles south of Quartzsite, AZ is the King of Arizona National Wildlife Refuge. We stayed April 16-30, 2016. With the exception of the occasional car driving to the base of the "mountain" we are alone. Found a spot easily for our 44 foot rig with a views of the surrounding landscape for miles. The area is de... more

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5bars
AT&T 4G
5bars
AT&T 3G
5bars
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5bars
Verizon 3G

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Ardent Camper

32 Fleetwood Southwind
2014 Jeep Cherokee
65 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 18

Ardent Camper would stay here again

“Desert boondocking serenity”

Reviewed Mar 01, 2016

Overall Rating

We stayed on MST&T Road, which is unmarked, but is one road north of Palm Canyon Road. It is also BLM land, so it's free. We went about 2 miles down the road, which made for absolute silence, except for the occasional offroading vehicle or RVer heading down the dirt road. There are endless campsites available all over Kofa, so findi... more

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2bars
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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Gotham Gamers
San Francisco, CA
27 Airstream International
2013 Mercedes ML 350 Bluetec
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Gotham Gamers would stay here again

Reviewed Apr 08, 2015

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Kate at The Sceni...

27 Airstream International FB
2014 Ram 2500
73 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: N/A

Kate at The Scenic Route would stay here again

“Quiet and serene”

Reviewed Feb 16, 2015

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We stayed here because we wanted to visit Quartzite RV show, but didn't want to stay with the "crowds" in the Q. This is 20 miles south and is like a different world. Peace and quiet are abundant and the views of Signal Peak are beautiful. We stayed quite close to the road, but couldn't hear the traffic. The only noise were military... more

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4bars
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WheelingIt

40 Holiday Rambler Endeavor
2008 Honda CRV
31 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

WheelingIt would stay here again

“Gorgeous, quiet, remote”

Reviewed Feb 14, 2015

Overall Rating

This is a great place to get away from it all. You can boondock just about anywhere inside the limits of KOFA (in campsites with previous use) for for a max limit of 14 days per YEAR. Very remote and quiet. Quartzsite is 25 mins north. Good internet signal. Road is graded, firm and flat near the beginning, but gets bumpy/hilly as you g... more

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3bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G

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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

“Beautiful and scenic”

Reviewed Jan 28, 2015

Overall Rating

We found this area after we had gone to palm canyon for a short hike. We went back with the rig a few days later and stayed. The scenery is amazing. The rugged mountains to the east are beautiful at sunset. It was rather windy though. We went to Q one day where there was not a breeze, and it was blowing at our camp spot. Quite, not a l... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Russ
GA
40 Bluebird Wanderlodge
2014 Volkswagen Jetta
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: N/A

Russ would stay here again

“A beautiful refuge from the wild life of Quartzsite.”

Reviewed Jan 22, 2015

Overall Rating

We spent a quiet, relaxing week at Kofa's Palm Canyon area and found an abundance of accessible, level boondocking spots with amazing views of Signal Mountain with Palm Canyon as its centerpiece. Quartzsite is only about 25 minutes north for those who want to experience any of its various gem, mineral and swap meet gatherings without l... more

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

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