Campsite Review: Ehrenberg "Campground"

Campsite Review Ehrenberg Campground

Campsite Review Ehrenberg Campground is a small town on the Arizona side of the Colorado River on the border of California. The “campground” is on BLM land. It is very rustic.

From Interstate 10, east of the Colorado River and Blythe California turn south on the exit for Juneau Avenue and at the “roundy-round” turn east on the Ehrenberg/Cibola Road. This is a dirt road with very few signs and leads into the desert east of the Colorado River Valley. The area is also known as the south end of the Parker Valley. Stay to the right for the first two intersections and then pick your campsite from one of the open places in the desert. There are no established campsites, but rather it is up to you to find a level spot away from other campers.

Since this a dispersed camping opportunity, each location has merits and problems. It is hard to provide details about the area other than it is relatively flat and very dry. Be careful to pick a location that is elevated above the shallow washes and primarily stone and not sand. All small depressions may turn into creeks during infrequent rains.

Your stay is limited to 14 days.

Pack it in –pack it out. There are no services in this area.


Website: Bureau of Land Management

Address: East of Ehrenburg Arizona

Link to Google Map for the area: Ehrenberg BLM

Phone Number/Reservations: None

Dates stayed: February 19-20, 2020

Comfort: Temperatures were nice in the daytime with full sun and no shade. At night the temperature dropped into the 50-degree range.

Elevation: 300′

Season: Year-round, although temperatures in the summer are extremely hot.

Price Paid: Free

Our Site: Not designated

Hook-ups: None

Dump station: No

Restrooms: No

Shower: Bring your own

Laundry: Are you kidding

Potable Water: None

Water to fill your RV storage tank: None

Cell service: Verizon – good service / AT&T – good service


Campsite Review: Ehrenberg Campground insider info:

Every campsite in this area is different. All are exposed directly to the sun. There is no shade except that which you bring yourselves.

This is a brown place with very little vegetation when it is windy, expect the dust to be in the sky, for miles.


The bonus is that it is free, dry, warm in the winter — compared to nearly every other location in the country. Off-road vehicles are a bonus in this area. There are miles of trails to explore if you have the right toys.


During infrequent rains locations at lower elevations may turn into a creek, without notice and serious flooding may occur. During thunderstorms on the dry mountains to the east, the creek bottoms will turn into flash flood zones. Flooding may cut off exit points, perhaps for days before the roads dry out. All that said, assuming you pick the right weather and assuming you are prepared for this kind of camping, this part of the desert is a good place to stop.

Avoid any location that appears to have trees or growth other than cactus of several types, this indicates above average water for the area and thus is a location to expect to flood.

Layout & Satellite Views

Campsite Review: Ehrenberg BLM  Satellite View
Ehrenberg Arizona BLM Satellite View, the campsite we chose was just south of the center of this picture.

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