Craggy Wash Dispersed Camping Area is a free camping spot located in the desert on BLM land north of Lake Havasu City, east of the Colorado River and US Highway 95. The area where Craggy Wash is located in a rocky desert spot with little vegetation, that can be rough on tent-campers, but is popular with large RVs and tent campers alike. While Craggy Wash is an unofficial BLM campsites, there surprisingly is a campground host here that checks visitors in and advises them of the rules of the area. The area can be crowded with large RVs but is usually pretty quiet.

There are no amenities at Craggy Wash Dispersed Camping Area. Access to the camping area is via a sandy dirt road through a wash that is narrow at spots. The nearest store for supplies is located about 5 miles away.

Craggy Wash Dispersed Camping Area Features

Campground Type: Dispersed
Number of Campsites: Unlimited
Cost: No Fee
Use Level: Medium – High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: None
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined – Large RVs OK
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Yes
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open Year-round

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 34.593966, -114.359766
Nearest City/Town: Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Elevation: 800 Feet
Location: Mohave County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 1.5 Miles to Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Craggy Wash is located east of US 95 north of Lake Havasu City, Arizona near mile marker 190.


Phone: (928) 505-1200
Web: BLM – Lake Havasu Arizona Field Office
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come / First-served

When To Go

Fall – Early Summer & Fall – This area of the Mojave Desert gets very hot in the summer, and is the low season for the area.

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/18 0%
High 97° / Low 67°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early, becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. High 97F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 10/19 0%
High 95° / Low 64°
Sunny skies. High around 95F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/20 0%
High 90° / Low 61°
Mainly sunny. High near 90F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 10/21 0%
High 86° / Low 60°
A mainly sunny sky. High 86F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunday 10/22 0%
High 92° / Low 63°
Sunny. High 92F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 10/23 0%
High 98° / Low 65°
A mainly sunny sky. High 98F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Hiking and Rock Climbing – There is open desert that is available for free range hiking to a number of peaks that are ideal for rock climbing.

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  1. love this place. The hosts kept it clean this year and it was nice to have
    hosts because they keep the rules that the BLM tries to enforce


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