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Panorama Craggy Wash
Panorama from Craggy Wash Dispersed Camping Area

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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
LAKE HAVASU CITY
CRAGGY WASH
LATITUDE: N 3435.216
LONGITUDE: W 11421.985
ELEVATION: 768'
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Dispersed Camping Area
Craggy Wash is an established camp area.
Primitive camping north from Lake Havasu
City. It is rough, dry desert terrain, with great
views of the surrounding mountains. (Mohave
Mountains)

Craggy Wash
From Hwy.95 towards Craggy Wash

Craggy Wash Camp Area
Power Lines at Craggy Wash

Most people like to camp under the high
voltage power lines... maybe if you have
a metal plate in your head. The road
continues a couple miles with more
campsites throughout the desert.

Craggy Wash Road
Craggy Wash Road

Craggy Wash Road
Craggy Wash Road

Craggy Wash Road
Craggy Wash Road

Summer temperatures above 100 degrees
is normal... up to 120 degrees possible.
Temperatures were almost 100F - April 4, 2007

PHOTO HERE
Campsite at Craggy Wash

PHOTO HERE
Campsite at Craggy Wash
About 1 1/2 miles
N 3435.610
W 11420.982
Elevation: 1000'

Dispersed Camping Area
(Camping outside designated sites)

  • Camping is limited to 14 days in any
    28 day period. After 14 days, you must
    move at least 25 miles.
  • Please camp at least 1/2 mile from highway
  • All camping must be within 100 feet of an
    existing road or trail in previously disturbed
    areas
  • No facilities or services are available

Between October 1 and April 30
in the Craggy Wash Area

  • Maintain campsite free of trash and litter
  • Do not discharge firearm for target practice
  • Observe 15 mph speed limit for vehicles
  • Quite hours are between 10pm and 6am
    No generators during these hours
  • No firewood collection, including down
    and dead wood, or any vegetation
  • Do not leave pets unattended. Restrain
    pets on leash no longer than 6 feet
  • Do not possess or discharge fireworks
  • Do not leave your personal property
    unattended for more than 24 hours
    (including trailers and motor vehicles)

Craggy Wash Sign
No Fireworks, Dumping, or Target Shooting

In Case of Emergency

Mohave County Sheriff

Lake Havasu City Police
Yuma Fire Dispatch
Regional Medical Center

911

928-764-3535
800-522-4312
928-588-4111
928-317-8656
928-855-8185

Bureau of Land Management
Lake Havasu Field Office
2610 Sweetwater Ave.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
888-213-2582
928-505-1200

DANGER
Abandoned Mines

  • Rotted Timbers
  • Open Shafts
  • Deadly Gasses
  • Toxic Chemicals

Stay Out, Stay Alive

Desert Safety Tips

  • Plan ahead and prepare - carry maps
    and check the weather forecast.
  • Carry WATER and drink frequently.
  • Use sunscreen, wear a hat, and
    good walking shoes.
  • Stay on trail - the desert is fragile.
  • Never go alone - always travel in pairs,
    tell someone when you plan to return.

In a Vehicle

  • Stay with your vehicle if stuck, a vehicle
    is much easier to find than a person
  • Know your vehicle
  • Carry extra food, water (5 gallons per vehicle),
    shelter, and signaling devices.

RATTLESNAKE FACTS

Blankenship Wash
Blankenship Wash

BLANKENSHIP WASH
Seasonal Closure Jan. 1 - June 30th
To protect Bighorn Sheep Lambing Area
About 1 1/2 mile north of Craggy Wash
(At milepost 192)

Craggy Wash Mountains
Craggy Wash

DIRECTIONS:
Hwy 95 north of Lake Havasu City
North of Lake Havasu City Airport
(Just north from milepost 190)

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Craggy Wash Road is unmaintained.
The road is narrow with soft shoulders.
The first half mile is relatively safe for RVs.
Usually we camp about 1.5 miles
Continue at own risk and know your
vehicles limitations.

FLASH FLOOD AREA
Beware of weather conditions. Just use
common sense and there should be no
problems. Don't camp in washes or areas
you can see evidence of previous floods.

Craggy Wash Map
Map of Craggy Wash

Cheapest gas in Lake Havasu City.
Showers at Crazy Horse Campgrounds
in Lake Havasu City $4.00
Showers at Lake Havasu State Park
$7 per car

Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu City
Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City was established in 1964
Elevation 575'

London Bridge
London Bridge

LONDON BRIDGE
London Bridge is famous... the same
bridge from the children's song, "London
Bridge is Falling Down". Several times we
had looked for it, only to realize we drove
over it on numerous occasions.

Ducks from London Bridge
Ducks from London Bridge

Ducks from London Bridge
Ducks from London Bridge

Ducks from London Bridge
Ducks from London Bridge

LAKE HAVASU
More dispersed camping areas south
from Lake Havasu City. Includes more
photos of London Bridge and nearby
tourist attractions.

Vermillion Lighthouse
Vermillion Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse
Split Rock Lighthouse

VERMILLION LIGHTHOUSE
The Lake Havasu replica is approximately
1/2 the size of the original at Vermillion, OH.
Dedicated October 30, 2005
N 3427.600
W 11422.378

SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE
The Lake Havasu replica is approximately
1/3 the size of the original at Two Harbors, MN.
Dedicated January 4, 2004
N 3427.321
W 11422.524

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 National Wildlife Refuge
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge

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.

SWANSEA TOWNSITE
East from Parker, Arizona

Needle Mountains
Needle Mountains

NEEDLE MOUNTAINS
Needle Mountains are north from Lake Havasu

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:
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
Also see:
PALM CANYON
Also see: PALO VERDE
Also see:
PLOMOSA ROAD
Also see:
SCADDAN WASH
Also see:
SLAB CITY
Also see:
SWANSEA TOWNSITE
Also see:
TRONA PINNACLES
Also see:
WAGON WHEEL
Also see: WILD COW SPRINGS
Also see:
WINDY POINT

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

Natural Arch
Natural Arch towards Black Meadow Landing

ARCH ON BLACK MEADOW ROAD
Take Hwy.95S across Parker Dam.
(California side of the Colorado River)
Take M.W.D. Road for 4.7 miles
Arch is on the right side...
LATITUDE: N 3418.973
LONGITUDE: W 11412.654
ELEVATION: 1255'
MEASUREMENTS: 22' W
Not sure of the exact height, because it
was a dangerous climb. There are dozens
more smaller arches throughout this area.

PLOMOSA ROAD ARCHES
ROBERT'S ARCH
There are several natural arches on
Plomosa Road. About 40 miles south
from Lake Havasu City.

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Craggy Wash
Craggy Wash

Craggy Wash Mountains
Craggy Wash

Camped here Jan.15, 2007
Camped here April 4, 2007
Camped here Feb.15, 2009
There were more people and crowded conditions.

UFO House in Yucca Arizonia
UFO House on Alamo Road
Alamo Road in Yucca, Arizona
Interstate 40 at Exit#25

We guess they landed here from another
planet and decided to stay. There are
several spaceships in the yard.

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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
LAKE HAVASU CITY
CRAGGY WASH