Date of Stay: January, 2010
This report is on the BLM's dry camping area just South of Quartzsite, AZ. It is sometimes abbreviated as "La Posa LTVA". During the big RV and gem show in late January, many thousands of RVs converge on the city, creating traffic jams for those getting to and from the shows by road. The La Posa LTVA solves this problem, since you can walk to the shows from here. The LTVA is basically just a big area of brush and that has had some dirt roads carved into it over the years. The procedure for camping here is to arrive, purchase one of two types of permits, and then find a place that looks comfortable to camp. Then set up camp there. When finished, leave. It's that simple. There are no "lots" or "spot numbers" -- it's just open land. A Youtube or Google search will get you lots of pictures or movies of it. The permits are either for up-to-14-days or whole-season. The up-to-14 day permits are $40, regardless of how few nights you stay. The longer permits are $180 for up to 7 months. There are garbage bins, dump stations, a water station, and "vault toilets". Also, 3rd party trucks come around to pump you out if you like, and to sell propane. There are also numerous dump/fill stations in Quartzsite. We had a great time here, enjoying the RV show, rock show, local colorful personalities, and just the general "Wild West" feeling of the place. ATVs abound, but there was never any rowdiness of any kind. Indeed, perhaps due to the demographics. This is what you would call the "Old West", in terms of demographics. Will repeat.
Date of Stay: January, 2010
One of the nicest parks we've ever stayed at. Most of the sites are owned by snowbirds, we're told. Some are in the rental pool. The park borders BLM land, and so is great for those wanting to explore using jeeps or ATVs, which can be rented in town and driven over. Wi-Fi was a bit weak where we were, but this review is being written using it. Landscaping is "desert" nice. Roads are all paved, and well laid out with plenty of room for big rigs (we tow our 36' Teton with a semi-tractor). Power and water pressure are excellent. Nothing to walk to except a Lowe's. The resort is at the Northern edge of town, a few miles from the lake. The park, like the city, is very friendly. We have two kids here and were the only ones, but everyone was friendly toward us.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
Very nice park with nice paved/grassed sites. WIFI worked well ($5.40/day). Telephone hookup is available, which is good because cell coverage is non-existent. Pool and hot tub were both clean. Hot tub was a good temperature. About a 20 minute drive from the park entrance, but with very nice scenery along the way. Well stocked store. One negative: My family was evicted from the hot tub because my kids had their feet in it. Apparently, nobody under age 16 is allowed in the hot tub (not hands, feet, etc.). Inadequate insurance coverage is given as the excuse. This one negative was not enough to spoil our visit. However, families with kids under 16 should recognize that the hot tub is truly off limits to kids. All that being said, we would consider staying here again.