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Old 02-11-2009, 08:54 PM   #15
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Hi artstream, I used to work at a small Calif state recreation area just North of Yuma. On the Colorado river. called Picacho state recreation area. It was/ is surounded by BLM land that is open to dry camping. Very nice looking country with lots of wildlife and oddly enough for the desert very good fishing. Tracker.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:11 PM   #16
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Hello fellow travelers

I've done the forum searches and found articles on both areas to be a little thin

The winds are blowing me in that direction, and I'm looking for some peace and solitude to break out the canvases and paint.

So, what do we know about BLM camping in Yuma, and or Quartzside or any other interesting areas

Michael
Michael,
While I can't add any additional info abt the specifics of Yuma or Quartzside..I can offer these links to others sites as you head out that way..

FREE CAMPGROUNDS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Page 1 - FREE Camping along HIGHWAY 395

http://www.freecampgrounds.com/

http://www.militarycampgrounds.us/

This site is maintained by an old friend and, his main thing is FREE or low cost camping.
If you surf the links on the left hand side, you'll see pretty nice locations and photos too..Tell the "Dutch" I send you..lol
Good luck and, safe traveling..
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I hope this might be of some help for you..
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Hello Michael, and Paul...we're at Dead Horse SP in Cottonwood, then Austin for a couple, then back to Q...hopefully, our site will still be open...missed you guys this year.
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We just returned from the Imperial Dam area today. Jimmini has a good point about the dust, but it was not bad while we were there. If you keep driving on the gravel roads near the north shore area, there are some spots away from the crowds of other RVs there for the winter. If we had more ground clearance, we would have driven all the way to north shore at Senator Wash.
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