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Picacho State Recreation Area

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Picacho State Recreation Area, California

Picacho SRA is about as remote as it gets, as visitors must traverse a 20 mile dirt road just to get to the entrance! This is pretty awesome, if you ask us, as Picacho calls to all hardy adventurers Read more...
Picacho SRA is about as remote as it gets, as visitors must traverse a 20 mile dirt road just to get to the entrance! This is pretty awesome, if you ask us, as Picacho calls to all hardy adventurers and, surprise surprise, water enthusiasts. What? Yes, while it is in a desert, Picacho SRA lies on an 8 mile stretch of the Colorado River, where guests enjoy year-round fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. Conveniently located along the Pacific Flyway, visitors also bear witness to amazing migrations of thousands of birds as well as many other creatures that inhabit the area year round. Through colorful canyons and rugged volcanic peaks, Picacho State Recreation Area is a magical place hidden in the desert that beckons to adventurers of all types.
Group Canoe Camps
Located near the Lower Dock, the Group Canoe Campground #1 is available to group parties of 15 or...
Main Campground
With 54 sites, an old cemetery (ooooh), and solar shower and toilets, the main campground is a great...
Taylor Lake Campground
Located directly on Taylor Lake (as its name makes clear), Taylor Lake campground is one of our...
Paddlewheeler Boat-in Campground
Paddlewheeler boat-in campground has only 2 large sites available for camping and is only accessible...
Carrizo Boat-in Campground
As you can maybe tell by the name, Carrizo is a boat-in campsite. This means that the the space is not...
4 S Beach Campground
The second northernmost campground in the area, 4 S is accessible by boat and car and offers four...
The Outpost Campground
The Outpost campground only has three spots and is located far from the main campground. It actually...
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Desert Tower Tent Camping
Drew: Such a cool spot. I highly recommend anyone to go there. Be prepared to pack your stuff in because...
Sagewinds Farm High Desert Camp
Brie: Ellen was a great host and very kind! if you love primitive mountain camping...this is your place! We...
Edge Of The Wilderness
Will: What an epic location. We arrived early afternoon to Edge of The Wilderness. It was a nice, brisk day...
Lovelight Tent Camping
Angie: Totoise. Above ground pool. Great dogs. This place is so memorable!
The Star Bed
Meghan: The hosts were very kind and friendly, and the stars and sunset/sunrise are amazing from the spot! If...
Desert Mountain Majesty
Ricky: Sky Camp made for the perfect Joshua Tree retreat. Just a short drive away from the national park, it...
Jumbo Rocks Campground
Sarah: The coolest campground in the park by far. Helpful tip on busy days when searching for a site: CHECK...
Copper Mountain Ranch
Vanessa: Copper Mountain Ranch is great place a gather up a group of friends and romp out to the desert. ...
Dirtbag Campground
Dmitry: Nice camp site. They provide you with a picnic table and chairs and there's also a fire pit....
Koti 2 Camp site Joshua Tree
Roni: very simple cute private camping spot. i would definitely go back :) saved us big time booking it in...
Borrego Palm Canyon Campground
Sarah: Definitely get one of the ramada sites, which includes a wood structure, a picnic table or two, and a...
Joshua Tree Camping Platforms
Jack: The camping platforms are large plywood platforms to elevate your tent slightly and keep it from...
Cottonwood Campground
Jeannine: First come, first serve. No showers, but plenty of potable water!
Indian Cove Campground
Hipcamper: A bit further in the park from Black Rock, but worth the drive. There's literally no light pollution,...
Laguna Campground
Dominic: My favorite campground in the San Diego area. Just a short drive off the 8 only a stop or two past the...
The Desert Isle
Fawn: My group of friends and I had a wonderful time at the Desert Isle, complete with a meteor shower at...
White Tank Campground
Jeff: There's day use parking in this campground to enable access to Natural Arch via a 1/4 mile trail.
JT Highlander Tent Camp
Kristin: JT Highlander Tent Camp has three campsites with tent platforms (a nice feature for a flat, level...
Headquarters Campground
Jolene: Be prepared for dry dusty air. Watch out for snakes.
A View of Joshua Tree
David: Pitch a tent. It is a short drive to Joshua Tree National Park for hiking or climbing. There is a...