Craggy Wash - Free, Convenient, Quiet

by Kel and Julie

Just a few miles north of Lake Havasu, AZ and on the east side of the highway is this area of BLM land. You can see RV's from the highway. The farther in you go the less crowded and the more quiet it becomes.

An ideal boondock location because the road is accessible for all size RVs, it's convenient to town, and you have the option to park beside other RVs if you want to socialize or pull in farther for more privacy.

In peak season, there's a host on duty. It's a 14-day camping limit but some people seem to stay longer. Others move every two weeks, alternating between this spot and another one just a few miles south of town.

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Jan 23, 2017
camp hosts
by: Anonymous

my husband cleaned craggy wash top to bottom. HE enjoyed cleaning at his leisure. He's in his 70's but he went out every day to pick up cans dog messes and what the homeless left around

Nov 09, 2013
Further in...yes.
by: Anonymous

Unless you are afraid to be isolated, further up the wash delivers the whole point of boon-docking. Awning to awning camping, with shuffleboard at 2, bingo at 3 and ice cream at 4 is not for us and, we have all our own teeth!

Jan 15, 2013
by: Bounder cowboy

Been there done that in 2010 and returning in February. We enjoyed staying there for convenience to town for supplies and then solitude and peace and quiet.

Mar 16, 2012
by: Anonymous

Loved IT, until a BIG rain when were reminded - IT'S A WASH! Didn't have any trouble despite proximity to wash. Be alert to weather.
Great spring time hikes.

May 24, 2010
Power Lines?
by: Anonymous

For years "they" told us that the electromagnetic fields of being close to power lines wasn't harmful. Now we know different. Who are "they"? Read The Biggest Secret by David Icke and find out.

Jan 30, 2010
Liked It Just Fine
by: Tom Underwood

To annonymous. Guess you didn't stay there long then... Maybe you were there off-season. We met nothing but other like-minded snowbirds a year ago when we were fact we had to vye for a good spot, there were so many. Saw one poor looking van parked farther in - didn't bother us. Just reminded us how lucky we are - everyone can't afford to live the life we take for granted.

The main attraction - it's so convenient to Lake Havasu.

And to clarify, I'm sure the rule is you need to leave for two weeks before you can return for another 2 weeks.

Jan 30, 2010
Turn Back Now
by: Anonymous

I can't believe anyone would dare stay an evening in 'Craggy Wash'. The first hint to leave is the overweight 'camp host' sitting in a trailer, with a cardboard sign that says 'camp host'. The second sign to turn back would be the sign that reads 'hunting is not permitted unless it is legal' (by the way, there are no regulations on what type of hunting and where it is designated...good luck getting your ass shot up when taking a deuce because you are mistaken for a coyote). The third sign would be all the homely, toothless, shoeless vagrants drinking beer looking aimlessly into the horizon. The fourth sign would be the fact that you can stay at this campground for 14-days straight without paying a dime, leave for one night and come back and start another two-week extravaganza. Lastly, if you have to wonder if you are on the set of 'The Hills Have Eyes' or 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' then you should really reevaluate your camping situation and passion for nature.

Jul 12, 2009
New restrictions?
by: Anonymous

Has boondocking been moved 9 miles back from the highway?

Mar 16, 2009
Typical Arizona desert.
by: Martha Hicks

We like it for the convenience, and the price but, as far as scenery goes, most people might think Craggy Wash is nothing special...just typical Arizona desert. I don't know why so many people insist on camping near the front, right under the power lines. I agree that it gets better a little farther in.

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