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Overview of Wilcox Playa Wildlife Area

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 4174 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Wilcox Playa Wildlife Area 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 9/30/2019
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 3/1/2018
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 3/1/2018
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Hans B
39' Fleetwood Discovery + tow
12 reviews
“Simple place, but for free.”

Reviewed 9/30/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: NA
Overall Rating

Tried to find a free spot close to Chiricahua and Willcox Playa seemed to be it.
It is just a gravel spot right of the road, mainly meant for parking your car and hike to the playa to see cranes. We were too early for the birds migration.
However the 2-lane road is quite busy it did not care us. During daytime we were hiking the beautiful Chiricahua (wonders of rocks) and at night there were only a few cars passing.
The spot it self is large enough to accommodate several big rigs.

Access
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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Hans B would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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The Free Five
CO 42' Newmar All Star 4156
20 reviews
“Dirt parking lot next to a busy road”

Reviewed 3/1/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A
Overall Rating

The camping area is actually the dirt parking lot for the Arizona Wilcox Playa Wildlife area. The area is approximately 100ft square - there are no designated sites. The lot will be quite muddy after a rain.

Would not recommend tent camping here.

The lot is next to a somewhat busy 2-lane road. There is also an irrigation pump at one end of the parking lot which is noisy when it is running.

Overall this is as basic as it gets. The Wildlife area has a 2.4 mile trail around the playa - there is not much else to say.

This spot is ok for a quick overnight stop, but that's about it.

AT&T, Verizon, and TMobile all have good signal.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
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