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Squaw Lake BLM

Winterhaven, California


Senator Wash Rd.
Winterhaven, California 92283
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.90346
Longitude: -114.47725

Elevation: 210' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Our rate is 1/2 price. This is a nice campground for the lake and some fun hiking or gravel bike riding. The campground itself seems like it was once just a parking lot and then someone decided to make it a pay camping spot. We got lucky and were not near anyone using a generator. It was easy access for the kayak to the lake/river. There were some day use people bringing their boats, but the water seemed quite low, so not too many. At the end of the upper parking lot there is a trail that goes behind the hills and there are quite a few trails back there to explore. Showers/bathrooms were clean. Showers are pay - $1 for 7 minutes. ATT was nonexistent until we were packing to go, then we had 3 bars of LTE. Go figure. We camped at Squaw Lake BLM in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 344
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 94

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

The rate reflects a 50% Senior Pass discount. You can also purchase an annual permit for $75, then it is free to stay for up to two weeks, then you have to leave for two weeks before you return. This pass is also good for free camping at other BLM recreation sites but not at the long-term stay sites. It is a bit complicated. You will probably want to ask the camp hosts for more information if you are interested in this option. The campground is basically two large parking lots. There is the lake, but only a dozen or so sites will have any view of the lake. The sites are parking spaces. You are allowed to take up two spaces so that you have a "patio" for your awning and for setting outside,but this was not strictly enforced. So you are going to be very close to your neighbor. The boat ramp is just across the way so you may also have noise from that. The roads to the campground are all good and paved. All of the interior roads and sites are also paved. There is no water or dump station at the campground but is available at South Mesa about a mile away. There are restrooms and showers and a gray water dump station. Generator hours are from six in the morning until ten at night, so you may find yourself camping next to someone running a generator for long periods of time. It was very quiet at night, but, unfortunately there are bright lights on the restrooms and at the boat ramp that cause it to be very bright. It is right next to the Yuma Proving Ground and there is some noise of distant explosions, but not bad. It is a good place to stay for visiting the area for a few days, but we would not want to stay longer than a few days. The camp hosts are extremely nice and helpful. We had a very strong Verizon voice and 4G data. Satellite was not a problem since there are no trees. We camped at Squaw Lake BLM in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

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

The closest major shopping is in Yuma, about 30 minutes away.

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Review Count: 220
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 42

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park popular with kayakers and fishermen. No-wake regulations on the lake. Three launches. The RV sites are literally a two-tiered parking lot but one RV is allowed two spaces. No dump but you are allowed to use the one at South Mesa just down the road. The hosts were positively the nicest I've ever met anywhere! Stayed my allowed two weeks but plan to return next year. We camped at Squaw Lake BLM in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

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

Good Verizon signal.

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