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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NM
LATITUDE: N 3214.417
LONGITUDE: W 11245.461
(GPS from our campsite on Feb. 2009))
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Sunset at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Classic photos and images.
We love this place...

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Established free dispersed camping.
Highway 85 north from Organ Pipe
Cactus National Monument. This area
is primitive...

Camp Area Desert Views
Camp Area Desert Views

Camp Area Desert Views
Camp Area Desert Views

Camp Area Desert Views
Camp Area Desert Views

Camp Area Desert Views
Wash at the camp area... Flash Flood Area.

Organ Pipe Cactus
The camp area with Organ Pipe Cactus

There are limited Organ Pipe Cactus
at the actual BLM Camp Area. Organ
Pipe National Monument is a few miles
south.

Entrance gate on Hwy 85
Entrance gate on Hwy.85
(Hidden from view of the road)
LATITUDE: N 3214.369
LONGITUDE: W 11245.048

Entrance on Hwy 85
Entrance gate pullout on Hwy.85
No signs or nothing marking the camp area...
(Opposite of the roadside table / rest area)

Roadside Table
Rest Area / Roadside Table
(Opposite side of Hwy.85)
LATITUDE: N 3214.351
LONGITUDE: W 11244.990

The free camp area is just north of
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Hwy.85 about 1 1/2 miles south from Why
Milepost 55 turn west at the roadside table.

Camping Limit Sign
Camping Limit Sign

Information Sign
Information Sign... Doesn't say much.

Camp Area with Firering
Camp area with firering

Car and Cactus
This was our camp for the night...
About the biggest cactus around.

You can camp just about anywhere
with roads winding throughout the
cactus. Extreme primitive camping.
There are firerings scattered about.

Squash
Desert Gourds

Squash
Desert Gourd

Minature Stonehenge Design
Miniature Stonehenge Design

This part of Arizona has extreme
desert conditions. Be prepared and
if you travel away from the beaten
path... take extra precautions.

Wildflowers in 2005
Wildflowers in 2005

In 2005 the whole desert went crazy
with colors. The winter bought more
moisture than normal.

Sunset at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Sunset at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Sunset at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Sunset at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Sunset at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Sunset at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
$8.00 per vehicle for 7 days
Golden Eagle and National Parks Passes
are honored.

Established campground at
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Twin Peaks Campground $12

For more information:
Bureau of Land Management
Phoenix Field Office
623-580-5500

LINKS:
http://www.nps.gov/orpi/

Wild Burros
Wild Burros on Indian Road#1
Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation

We saw several wild burros and mustangs.
There was the most beautiful wild mustangs,
but didn't get the photo... next time.

OHV Rules and Regulations

Powerlines
Power lines...

Natural Arch
Natural Arch viewed from Road#34
Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation

Highway 85
Highway 85

DIRECTIONS:
From I-8 at Gila Bend
Take Hwy.85 south towards Ajo
Continue past the town of Why
The free camp area is just north of
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Hwy.85 / Milepost 55
(About 1 1/2 miles south from Why)
You will see a Rest Area / Roadside Table
The camping area is on the opposite side
of the road from the rest area. There are
no signs concerning camping and you might
have to look around for the entrance. If you
see some RVs parked out in the desert, then
you are at the right place.
NOTE:
There is only one rest area on this road
with garbage cans, so find this and the
entrance is almost just the opposite side
of the road. See photos near top of page.

There is a check point north of Organ Pipe
Cactus National Monument on Hwy 85.
Don't be drinking or anything stupid.
UPDATE:
New check point on Hwy.85 near I-8

Kitt Peak National Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory
There are several telescopes and radio receivers, ect...

Kitt Peak National Observatory View
View from Kitt Peak National Observatory
Smog from Tucson, AZ

Also see: BETTY'S KITCHEN
Also see:
CARRIZO BADLANDS
Also see:
COLORADO RIVER / CIBOLA
Also see:
CRYSTAL HILL
Also see:
DOME ROCK MOUNTAIN
Also see:
PAINTED ROCK PETROGLYPH
Also see:
PALM CANYON
Also see:
PLOMOSA ROAD
Also see:
SCADDAN WASH
Also see:
SONORAN DESERT
Also see:
TORTILLA FLAT

The Boneyard
The Boneyard
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to thousands
of outdated aeroplanes and helicopters mothballed by the
United States Air Force and other allied forces. The 2,600
acre facility is the size of 1,300 football pitches and sprawled
across the desert in Tucson, Arizona and houses the 309th
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)
This 60 year-old facility is America's only storehouse for
out-of-service aircraft.

Camped here 2003
Camped here Feb. 27, 2005
Camped here Nov. 15, 2006
Flares filled the sky in what must of been
military maneuvers. Laid down in patterns
appearing like lights on a UFO... your
imagination is stimulated...
Camped here Feb. 19, 2009
More people and RVs than ever before.
It was very crowded. Seen more weird
lights in a triangle shape. Figured it must
be somebody with flashlights until they
rotated. Only about 100 yards away,
we can't figure out what it was.

Organ Pipe Cactus
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

There are several new cattle feed lots on
the I-8 corridor towards Tuscon. You know
the places that smell so horrible with thousands
of cows are crammed into a small area...


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Free campgrounds and camping
ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NM