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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
SWANSEA GHOST TOWN
SWANSEA TOWNSITE
CACTUS PLAIN WILDERNESS AREA
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Swansea Townsite is interesting and worth
some time to look around.
There are five
designated campsites with picnic tables, fire
and BBQ areas and a couple of the camps
have shade ramadas. There is an outhouse
by the information boards when you first
enter Swansea Townsite. Very limited
number of people.

Swansea Ghost Town Camp
T.J.Carrigan Campsite

Swansea Ghost Town
Swansea Road View

Swansea Ghost Town
Swansea Ghost Town

Swansea Ghost Town Wallpaper
Desktop Image

BLM Lands
3 Day Camping Limit in a 30 day period
Camping allowed only in the five designated
campsites. Campfires permitted only at the
five designated campsites. It is recommended
to bring your own wood.

PHOTO HERE
Natural Arch near Swansea Townsite

There is a natural arch about 1/2 mile before
Swansea Townsite. The best photo is in the
afternoon with a great view of the desert
canyon as you look through the arch.

Swansea Road
Swansea Road

DIRECTIONS:
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
Swansea Townsite.

From Hwy.72 at Milepost 29, east of the
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.

MAP

NOTE:
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

Everywhere out here is a flash flood area.
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.

There are a wide variety of minerals in this
section of the desert. There is gold everywhere,
we just haven't found it yet, but have found
pieces of turquoise.

Wash
Walking down this wash, we found
several interesting rocks...

Minerals
This is about as big as your thumb.

OSBORNE WASH
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.

Parker 425 Desert race 2007
Parker 425 Desert Race
Feb.3, 2007

PARKER 425 DESERT RACE
Photos from Parker 425 Desert Race
Osborne Wash Area
February 3, 2007

Purified/ Filtered drinking water in Parker.
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 National Wildlife Refuge
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge
N 3418.082
W 11405.599
(Reading from north end of bridge)

BILL WILLIAMS RIVER REFUGE
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: ALAMO LAKE
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

Salvation Mountain
Salvation Mountain

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

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Camped here Jan.18, 2005

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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
CACTUS PLAIN WILDERNESS AREA
SWANSEA GHOST TOWN
SWANSEA TOWNSITE