Vicksburg Arizona BLM Camping
I’ve landed on another beautiful BLM site. I’m at Vicksburg Arizona, near Salome. It seems I’m crisscrossing Arizona and the other day I found myself heading west again toward Quartzsite. I wanted to try some other BLM land in the general area so I went searching on Campendium for some ideas.
Getting To Vicksburg Arizona Dispersed
About 30 miles east of Quartzsite, just north of Interstate 10, near the town of Vicksburg are several BLM areas I thought I’d check out. I really enjoyed my time in Quartzsite last fall and wanted the same kind of experience again.
There are certain things I look for when I’m deciding on potential boondocking locations. I want space so I look for land in lesser populated areas so there will be fewer people camping there. I want views and photography opportunities. If an area looks particularly full of cholla cacti or other extremely sharp hazards, I’ll pass. I really enjoy walking with Murphy and if he’s safe we have a much better day.
This particular area is very much like Quartzsite in that it’s very rocky, flat, and wide open. The day we arrived there were four other rigs within sight distance. Three left the following day and at one point there were only two of us. out here.
We had an incredibly peaceful weekend but on Monday at about 6 am I realized there is a gravel quarry just up the road and supersized dump trucks raced up and down the road all day long. The dust was pretty bad. They stopped for the day at about 3 pm.
I’d absolutely come back here again but I would go much further up the road to avoid the truck traffic. The views and sunsets have been absolutely fabulous.
Today I left the BLM land and moved four miles to an RV park in Hope, AZ. My truck is being towed to the nearest Ford dealer in the morning. We are having what appears to be a fairly serious problem with the powertrain. I’ll tell you all more about that next time. For now, let’s just enjoy the pictures.
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