After leaving Lake Havasu City behind we went scouting for another place to camp fairly close by. I had three RV boondocking locations in mind all within forty miles. I’m making my way back home to Washington now and I was looking for something comfortable for an overnight stay.
RV Boondocking – Old 95 Dispersed
Old 95 Dispersed was the first place on my list was less than twenty miles away but it was rough, really rough. It was right alongside a busy road, there was trash everywhere, and the road leading in was so bad after just a few hundred feet I backed up and turned around. All this RV boondocking is forcing me to learn to be a better backer-upper.
Needle Mountain Road
Needle Mountain Road, the second place I tried was decent. It was a bit close to I-40 for my taste but it seemed clean and uncrowded and was very easy to get in and out of. Still, I thought I’d go and check out the third spot.
Oatman-Topock Dispersed was third on my list. By the time I arrived the wind had really kicked up and the blowing dust and sand were so bad I turned around and went back to Needle Mountain Road. I don’t even have a photo of this stop because I didn’t get out of the truck.
We set up just above a deep wash away from the two other campers that were there. I didn’t unhitch the truck and trailer as it was just an overnight. The wind got so bad later I had to go out and put the stabilizers down to keep the movement down to a minimum. We were bouncing around all over the place.
We had good sun for the solar panel and Murphy enjoyed the walks we had in the wash.
By the time the sun was setting, a couple in a motorhome pulled in and parked roughly fifteen feet from the back end of the Airstream. Just don’t do that people. We are out there for a reason and you are not it.
Additionally, if you make a stop here be aware there are wild burros in the area. We did not see them but they left plenty of evidence. We encountered several human waste deposits along with toilet paper which should have been buried by the depositor. Disgusting!
Tomorrow is another day, right?
You may also like; Lake Havasu City, Arizona Free Camping Guide.
If you like this post, please pin it.