Free camping and campgrounds
Swansea Townsite is interesting and worth
There is a natural arch about 1/2 mile before
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy.72 at Milepost 29, east of the NOTE: Everywhere out here is a flash flood area. There are a wide variety of minerals in this OSBORNE WASH PARKER
425 DESERT RACE Purified/ Filtered drinking water in Parker. BILL WILLIAMS RIVER REFUGE Also see: ALAMO LAKE SALVATION MOUNTAIN Camped here Jan.18, 2005 Free campgrounds and camping
Hwy 95 south of Parker
Take Shea Road about 15 miles
Between milepost 9 and 10 you will
see the sign for Swansea. Turn on
Swansea Road and it is 17 miles to
General Store in Bouse, turn north on Main
Street, past the Post Office, turn left on Rayder
Drive. It is a couple miles of paved surface
turning to dirt. Where the pavement ends,
there is a split in the road. Stay to the left
and follow this road about 20 miles, past
Midway junction, to Swansea Road. Turn
right on Swansea Road and it is about 8 miles
to Swansea Townsite.
The last 3 miles to Swansea Townsite is a
narrow, winding road with steep grades, and
to top it off, the road is littered with sharp rocks.
Not recommended for RVs
You drive through several washes, that when
it rains become little rivers. Then they leave silt
and sand across the road which can be difficult
to transverse without a four wheel drive. Check
the weather report before heading out.
section of the desert. There is gold everywhere,
we just haven't found it yet, but have found
pieces of turquoise.
There are camp areas along Shea Road.
After turning on Shea Road from the
junction of Hwy.95, drive about 7 miles
and you will see OHV trails with camp
areas along the road.
Photos from Parker 425 Desert Race
Osborne Wash Area
February 3, 2007
Shower at Q Laundromat in Quartzsite $5.
Showers at Lake Havasu State Park $7 per car.
Showers at Crazy Horse Campgrounds
in Lake Havasu City $4.00
Cheapest gas in Parker or Lake Havasu City.
Bill Williams River Refuge encompasses
6,105 acres. Home to many native plants,
animals and migratory birds. Don't be
surprised to see bald eagles.
Also see: BONELLI LANDING
Also see: BETTY'S KITCHEN
Also see: BLAIR VALLEY
Also see: BOX CANYON ROAD
Also see: CARRIZO BADLANDS
Also see: CHOCOLATE MOUNTAINS
Also see: COLORADO DESERT
Also see: CIBOLA / COLORADO RIVER
Also see: CRAGGY WASH
Also see: CRYSTAL HILL
Also see: DEATH VALLEY / SALINE
Also see: DEATH VALLEY / WILDROSE
Also see: DOME ROCK MOUNTAIN
Also see: GOVERNMENT WASH
Also see: GREG'S HIDEOUT
Also see: JOSHUA TREE
Also see: LAKE HAVASU
Also see: MOJAVE DESERT
Also see: NEEDLE MOUNTAINS
Also see: NILAND BOAT RAMP
Also see: OSBORNE WASH
Also see: PAINTED CANYON ROAD
Also see: PALM CANYON
Also see: PALO VERDE
Also see: PLOMOSA ROAD
Also see: SCADDAN WASH
Also see: SLAB CITY
Also see: TRONA PINNACLES
Also see: WAGON WHEEL
Also see: WINDY POINT
Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain
Take Hwy.111 towards Niland, CA
ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
CACTUS PLAIN WILDERNESS AREA
SWANSEA GHOST TOWN
From Hwy.72 at Milepost 29, east of the
Everywhere out here is a flash flood area.
There are a wide variety of minerals in this
425 DESERT RACE
Purified/ Filtered drinking water in Parker.
BILL WILLIAMS RIVER REFUGE
Also see: ALAMO LAKE
Camped here Jan.18, 2005
Free campgrounds and camping