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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
COLORADO RIVER
EHRENBERG to CIBOLA
LATITUDE: N 3331.847
LONGITUDE: W 11433.357
ELEVATION: 280'
(GPS Recorded at dispersed campsite)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Levee road that follows along the banks
of the Colorado River. There are great
campsites between Ehrenberg and Cibola.
There are old river channels and backwaters.
It is one of those places you fall in love with,
especially on a hot day with the cool river.

Colorado River
Colorado River

Above image is from our campsite.
Life sure is good...

Colorado River
Colorado River

Old Channel of Colorado River
Old channel and backwaters.
(See GPS reading at top of this page)

The Colorado River serves as the border
between California and Arizona.

Colorado River and Badlands
Badlands in the background

You forget that this is in the middle
of the desert. There are more boats
than cars... and the boats are going
at a much higher rate of speed.

Road Along the Colorado River
Levee Road along the Colorado River

The night brought wild burros came into
the camp and were hee-hawing like there's
no tomorrow. Sounded like they were
injured, but that is their normal voice.
You can also see wild mustangs.

Old Building
Old building along the Colorado River


Upside down car...

Illegal Garbage Dump
Dump site...

Manuel Martinez Litterbug
Manuel Martinez

Manuel Martinez just dumps his garbage
on public lands. This is a crime.
Next time Mr. Manuel Martinez...
See:
LITTER HALL OF SHAME

WARNING:
Fire ants around here can be vicious.
Must of parked near their colony and
set my shoes outside. Went to put on
the shoes and got bit several times. Felt
like getting stuck by needles the next
15 minutes or so... the pain started going
away when suddenly heard the sound of
a rattlesnake... least the snake minded his
own business.

RATTLESNAKE FACTS

DIRECTIONS:
From Arizona
From I-10 take Exit#1 at Ehrenberg.
Drive past the Flying-J Travel Plaza
Turn left on Ehrenberg-Oxbow Road.
(Ehrenberg-Oxbow Road looks like an
alley or somebody's driveway)
After passing Ehrenberg Sand Bowl
you will start seeing campsites. Best
camps are a couple miles.

From California
North from Palo Verde on Hwy 78
Turn on Neighbors Blvd. going east.
Sign marks the road to Cibola NWR
Go across Cibola Bridge.
Turn left and go north on dirt road
(Just the other side of the bridge)

ROAD CONDITIONS:
The roads are rough with washboards.
Be careful of road hazards, such as flood
damage or rocks... the roads are part of
the levee system and are maintained to a
limited extent.

MAP
These are our personal hand drawn maps
Not guaranteed for accuracy

Beware of flash flood in bad weather.
Don't try crossing washes if flooded.

Holidays and what have you... there
could be thousands of people???

Dispersed primitive camping
I-10 Exit#1 Dispersed primitive camping
N 3335.392
W 11429.074

More dispersed camping from I-10 at Exit#1
Turn the opposite direction from the Flying-J
Travel Plaza and follow the road going east....
This is an extreme desert environment...

Cotton Fields
Cotton Fields

Cotton is a common commodity produced
by the farms in the surrounding area. Farming
in the desert must take some serious fertilization.
In this area with the river, there has always been
farming activity, but we are seeing new farms
being established at a rapid pace throughout the
SW Arizona desert. This land was never meant
to be cultivated and will someday take revenge.

CIBOLA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
If you follow the road to the south, it runs
into the Cibola National Wild Life Refuge.
The refuge provides habitat for migratory
birds, wintering waterfowl, and resident
species. There are several miles of old river
channels and backwaters. Over 18,500 acres
with about 240 species of birds. Mule deer,
coyotes, and bobcats are common.

Distances from Cibola, Arizona:

Blythe
Lake Havasu City
Maui, HI
Parker
San Diego

21
118
2869
79
210

Lower Levee Road in California
Lower Levee Road. View looking north from
the California side of the Colorado River.

Wildfire damage at Cibola NWR
Wildfire damage at Cibola NWR

Wildfire damage at Cibola NWR
Wildfire damage at Cibola NWR

Purified/ Filtered drinking water in Quartzsite.
Shower at Q Laundromat in Quartzsite
$5 per person. Closed off-season.
Showers at Lake Havasu State Park
$7 per car.
Showers at Ocotillo Wells SVRA
Off Road Vehicle Recreation Area
Hwy.78 west of Ocotillo Wells, CA.
Cost $.50

Bay Tree Spring
Bay Tree Spring

Best spring water at BAY TREE SPRING
Hwy 243, between Grandview Ranger Station
and Lake Fulmor

Garbage and water at Palo Verde Park
Recreational Area. See:
PALO VERDE

Buy gas on the Arizona side of the boarder.
Much less than California.

Wireless Internet at Flying-J Travel Plaza
(In the auto parking area near the hotel)

Camped here May 6-7, 2006
Camped here Dec.14, 2006
Camped here April 5, 2007

Custom designed campsite
I-10 Exit#5 then follow the dirt road south
This custom designed campsite about a mile.
N 3336.479
W 11425.830

TOM WELLS ROAD
Go south from Tom Wells and there
are primitive camp areas along the roads
going both north and south. It is extreme
desert environment. Mostly you see RVs
and snowbirds...

Salvation Mountain
Salvation Mountain

SALVATION MOUNTAIN
Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain
Take Hwy.111 towards Niland, CA

Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Salton Sea Bird Landing
Bird landing on Salton Sea

Also see: ALAMO LAKE
Also see:
BETTY'S KITCHEN
Also see:
BLAIR VALLEY
Also see:
BOX CANYON
Also see:
CARRIZO BADLANDS
Also see:
CHOCOLATE MOUNTAINS
Also see:
COLORADO DESERT / MIDLAND
Also see:
CRAGGY WASH
Also see:
CRYSTAL HILL
Also see:
DOME ROCK MOUNTAIN
Also see:
GLAMIS
Also see:
GOVERNMENT WASH
Also see:
GREG'S HIDEOUT
Also see:
JOSHUA TREE
Also see:
KING VALLEY
Also see:
LAKE HAVASU
Also see:
MOJAVE DESERT
Also see:
NEEDLE MOUNTAINS
Also see:
NILAND BOAT RAMP
Also see:
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS
Also see:
OSBORNE WASH
Also see:
PAINTED CANYON
Also see:
PAINTED ROCK PETROGLYPH
Also see:
PALM CANYON
Also see:
PALO VERDE
Also see:
PLOMOSA ROAD
Also see:
SCADDAN WASH
Also see:
SLAB CITY
Also see:
SONORAN DESERT
Also see:
SWANSEA TOWNSITE

Imperial Sand Dunes
Imperial Sand Dunes

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Tree Decorated With Underware
Tree Covered With Underwear.

Tree covered with old underwear.
California Highway 78
North from Imperial Sand Dunes.

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Free campgrounds and camping
ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
EHRENBERG, ARIZONA
CIBOLA, ARIZONA
COLORADO RIVER