Question about The Pads

Rachel Glynn asked on 4/17/2022

Would anyone recommend this spot if you are NOT camping in an RV? We will just be in a large SUV. Mainly concerned about if there is a spot private (say behind a boulder) to have some privacy for digging a cat hole?

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Van Go America
Van Go America
SC
25' Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
10 reviews

Answered on 4/18/2022:

I agree that there isn’t really anything to hide behind. Back in Death Valley Junction (11 miles east) there are free porta-potties across the street from the Amargosa Opera House that anyone can use.
FrenchDude
FrenchDude
AZ
18' Pleasure Way Tofino
13 reviews

Answered on 4/18/2022:

Not much to hide behind over there. Pretty exposed. But there is not many folks to hide from...
47 reviews

Answered on 4/18/2022:

I’ve seen a few people camping in tents there. Not too many private areas, although you might be able to rig a tarp as a screen. It’s a big place, and people tend to be pretty spread out, so privacy shouldn’t be an issue.
Doug
Doug
FL
36' Jayco
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
59 reviews

Answered on 4/18/2022:

If you're just in an SUV, you could drive to the top of the hill there and get a nice private spot. You shouldn't have any issues.
ScampGirl
ScampGirl
Moab, UT
13' Scamp
Toyota Highlander
2 reviews

Answered on 11/6/2022:

SUV's would be fine there, but if you use a tent,the ground is really hard and probably difficult to get tent stakes in. If you sleep in the car, the concrete pad would be fine. You might consider bringing a bucket type potty with lid/bags etc. that you can set up behind a tarp or the vehicle, which you can then dump at your next stop. Not much privacy there, but also not full of people, so a quick drivearound should provide a spot.