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Quartzsite, Arizona

BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area

Quartzsite, Arizona



Quartzsite, Arizona
Phone: (928) 317-3200

Sites: 10000
Recent Rate: $4 1/2016

Latitude: 33.626510637734
Longitude: -114.21738624573

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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11 Reviews

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

To start with boondocking is not our choice in camping. We were with a group of 5 other rigs and got a very secluded spot about 3 miles off the highway over a rough dirt path. There were plenty of available camping sites for multiple rigs closer to the road but you would have to eat the dust from those of us that camped further away. BLM charges $40 for 1 to 14 days. We stayed 3 (which was more than enough). They only accept check or exact change in cash (my $100 bill was not acceptable). A credit card machine would make the whole check-in process much faster and more secure. The people working the desk were not friendly or helpful.

A generator is a necessity. Between the dust and our campfire smoke a shower is necessary every day which leads to packing up your rig and go waiting in a long line to dump and fill up with water every few days.

We can now cross "going to the Quartzsite RV Show" off our bucket list. We will not be back. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Tips for other Campers:

The RV show was packed and the items for sale were mostly worthless. The town of Quartzsite has a small selection of restaurants which were packed because of the crowds. The bar (Beer Bellies) in the swap meet area was friendly and fun.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $4.00
Overall Rating:      

This is camp in the desert. Some trash cans in area and a few porta potties. Dump station and water at Las Posas South but not at Tyson Wash. Be prepared to wait an hour or more to use dump station during Jan-Feb. Park wherever you want but most people try to space out sites by 50 yards or more due to generator noise. A lot of dust from off road vehicles. Ground is hard packed gravel, lava base and will support any size rig. Watch out for big dips in some roads. Easiest way to find a site is to use tow car to scout out location. Beautiful sunsets and starry skies--very peaceful. Tons of stuff to do in Quartszite in the prime season Jan-Feb-early March. $40.00 for 2 week stay-pay at BLM entrance station at each LTVA (long term visitor area). The further you go on Hwy 95 north or south of town the less crowded it is. Tyson wash is south of town about 3 miles. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Las Posas Tyson Wash
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

If you are looking for something and you cannot find it at the vendors booths, they probably don't make it!!!

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 59

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at La Posa South with a group of a dozen other RVs during the Quartzsite RV show. It's hard to decide on a numeric rating for this because it's just a giant patch of desert, not really a campground! Pros: lots of space to choose from, and even during the big RV show we had plenty of room around us and didn't feel crowded. Great views, great sunsets, and a short drive to town. 8 water filling stations means there's not much of a wait to fill your tank. Cons: lots of dust whenever someone drives by, the ground is all large gravel/rocks which was quite hard on our dogs' paws, and there are only two sewer dumps to handle the thousands of RVers during the RV show which means you could wait in line for hours to dump. We opted to "take it with us" to our next destination. It's $40 for up to two weeks, and we were there for 4 nights, thus our $10/night calculated rate. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

A really fun place to stay. You are in the desert with no facilities, but you can get water and dump a couple of miles away. Of course the atmosphere and the people you are with make a huge impact on the enjoyment of your experience here. We camped with eight other rigs and had a great time. Enjoyed the RV show and all of the other venues around the area. We like to come back every year for the fun and frivolity. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

What a fun place to camp with friends and family. We were in Quartzsite for the RV show and have been coming for the last three years. There are no services except for you can get water and there is a dump station on the premises. It is dusty but you have to expect that in the desert. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 241
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the first year we have stayed here and actually liked it far better than the free BLM we stayed at in the past on the north end of town. One of my biggest gripes is dust, but remember where your at and with saying that if people will slow down, dust can be reduced by 50 percent. One of the things you can do is park in a rock query and the dust can almost be non existent and stay off the main road quiet a ways. We like it here and stay our 14 days for 40 dollars. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 210
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at both the La Posa North and La Posa South LTVA's. This is desert boondocking in a gravel desert area. The north LTVA is close to the vendor area, while the south LTVA has the water and dump stations. The number of RV's here during the show weeks in late January is awesome, making it one of those, you have to do it at least once in your RV life type of happenings. The areas are so huge you can park in a crowd or go out to where you are pretty much by yourself as there are no defined sites, you just park wherever you want. Just be forewarned that there will be wind and there will be dust. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

OMG another wonderful campground. Couldn't believe how much fun this is. Staying where there is so much action and costing so little. Having to move to dump was not big thing. Water in faucets clean and tastes good. Will come again at next Quartzite show. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 216
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $2.00
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We have spent from one to three months at a time here almost every year since we started fulltiming in 2002. We like camping out at the far edge of the LTVA, where our nearest neighbor is almost a quarter mile away even during the busiest time. The main gravel roads that wind through the LTVA are navigable by any size rig. During January, tens of THOUSANDS of RV show up in Quartzsite, so expect heavy traffic in town during that time. Each of the four La Posa areas has dumpsters, but fresh water and dump stations are only in La Posa South. As long as you have the LTVA permit displayed on your vehicle, you can park anywhere and still use the water and dump stations in La Posa South. I use a small blue boy for our gray water and have a honey wagon come out every couple weeks to pump the black tank. This year they raised their rates from $20 to $25, but they will come out to the remotest parts of the 11,400-acre LTVA. The closer you park to the highway, the dustier it will be. If you drive farther out in the desert, there is a lot more gravel than dust. It is often windy in Quartzsite, so keep that in mind. Tents and RVs that are not self-contained (defined as having at least a 10-gallon permanently mounted waste tank) can camp only within proximity to the few potable toilets there. There are also free BLM areas in the area. You can stay only two weeks in those areas, and there are no dumpsters, water, or sewer services in them. There are places in town to dump and fill for about $10. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 210
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

Our favorite La Posa area is the La Posa North area with dry camping in the desert on BLM land just south of the Rice Ranch area in Quartzsite. There are no designated sites, and only a short section of the entrance road is paved. "Roads" are are actually tracks in the native material which is a mixture of rock and dirt. It is located on US-95 just south of Quartzsite and directly across from the La Posa West LTVA. This is a fee area, 14 days are $40.00 (2009-10 season), which can be renewed. There is also a 7 month rate which is $140 (2009-10 season). While there are dumpsters for garbage, you must either leave the La Posa North LTVA for water or to dump, driving to the La Posa South LTVA, which has both water and a dump station, or going into Quartzsite to the aptly named Pit Stop. There are also water and pump-out services that will come to you location within the LTVA if you prefer. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at BLM - La Posa Long Term Visitor Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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