conditions and there are not many people out
here. Bring plenty of water.
Travel on established roads only.
Do not camp near watering holes.
No wood or plant gathering.
Ground fires not allowed
(Fires allowed in metal containers)
Near MP 22
Near MP 43 is the turn for Palm Springs.
It is not recommended to camp near water sources in the desert (crucial
for the animals), but there are good hideouts and campsites
all along the road.
GREAT SOUTHERN OVERLAND
STAGE ROUTE OF 1849
South of MP 46
Great Southern Overland Stage Route Of 1849
MOUNTAIN PALM SPRINGS
Between MP 47 and 48
Mountain Palm Springs primitive campground.
BOW WILLOW CAMPGROUND
South of MP 48
Developed campground $7 fee.
There is water, but it needs to be boiled before human consumption.
Road to Canyon Sin Numbre
CANYON SIN NUMBRE
South of MP 50 is Canyon Sin Nombre. Following this road east takes you
through some of the more hardcore sections of the Badlands. There are
some great camp areas down in the canyon.
CARRIZO BADLANDS LOOKOUT
Between MP51 and 52 is Carrizo Badlands Lookout. Some great views. You
are within view of the road, so not the best camping area, but in bad
weather it is good to stay near the paved road(S2).
WEST DOLOMITE MINE TRAIL
MP 53 - If you go east on the West Dolomite Mine Trail, it winds it's
way back about 2 miles into the hills with nice camp areas along the
If you go west at MP 53 is Jojoba Wash.
At MP 54 or 55 is an immigration checkpoint.
If you camp within view of the check point, expect immigration officers
to ask what's up. They have always been nice and when seeing you are
innocently camping, all is good.
Also see: BLAIR VALLEY
Also camping around Anza-Borrego Desert and Borrego Palm Canyon.