Best Campgrounds of 2021 and 2022 Plans
$20, utilities at some campsites. In the southern part of the state very near the border of NM. This quiet small campground sits on a tiny lake that was fun to paddle around. Lots of wildlife.
Boondocking out in the rocks near Ft. Bowie.
So much hiking, kayaking and exploring!
4. King Rd, AZ
FREE boondocking on BLM land between Quartzsite and Yuma. All the beauty of the KoFa Mountains but none of the crazy crowds. Fantastic Verizon!
FREE boondocking on BLM land about 8 miles north of Alma. On the way to Cosmic Campground. A little noise from SR180 but it's not used much and quiet at night. 33.48894N 108.92606W. Great spot to hike the unique Catwalk Hike, Cooney's Tomb and Mineral Creek hike to Cooney's Ghost Town.
Wide open spaces. Catwalk Hike. Cooney's Tomb.
$18 W/30. Some huge sites here. Rockhounding and hiking right in the park. Nice loop drive to the town of Hatch for a great Hatch Green Chili Cheeseburger and local things to see/do.
Huge sites Hatch Green Chili Burgers! Great Views
9. Service Campground COE, Coffeeville, AL
Chillin' by the river Huge, clean sites Tombigbee River
Big woodsy sites, Big Things, Big corn fields!
Close to Dodge City and The Dalton Gang Hangout/Hidden Tunnel
You could spend weeks out here having fun!
For those that might be interested, here's a breakdown of the places we stayed, and the costs:
|Stays||Nights||Total||AVG (per night cost)|
|Army Corp of Eng||5||21||$443.00||$21.09|
We stayed 2 nights at a hotel which I didn't include above for a total of $200.
We traveled 5,845 miles and had 54 stops averaging 6.7 days a stop.
2014 - (need to add)
2015 - (need to add)
2016 - Yearly Campsite Total: $3494.50
Daily Average: $9.57
2017 - Yearly Campsite Total: $5090.50
Daily Average: $13.94
2018 - Yearly Campsite Total: $4038.00
Daily Average: $11.06
What was different?
With an aging parent, our plans will be to stay much closer to help out when needed. Other than our usual January - March Arizona time, we'll be doing 2 weeks in Placerville, CA, then taking 2-3 week trips to the neighboring states and back again. I've got several ideas for new places to explore.