Glamis Flats Campground is one of the most popular and busiest camping areas in the Imperial Sand Dunes, and is closest to its namesake town of Glamis, which is really just a small store. The campground offers dispersed camping with access to trash, vault toilets, and stores where you can buy supplies. The area is known for its large sand dunes, dirt bikes, dune buggies, and OHV riding. There are a handful of other less busy camping areas nearby, including Palo Verde Flats, Cement Flats, and Roadrunner Campgrounds.

Camping at Glamis Flats is largely the domain of RVs and toy haulers, where they will be right at home on the packed gravel surface. Access to the camping area is paved up until you leave California Highway 78. The Cahuilla Ranger Station several miles west on Highway 78 near Cement Flats.

Glamis Flats Campground Features

Campground Type: Dispersed, Semi-Primitive
Number of Campsites: Not Defined
Cost:
  • $50/Week from October 1 – April 1
  • $150/Season from October 1 – April 1
  • Permits may be purchased off-site at vendors or on-site at the ranger stations
Use Level: Medium to Very High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: None
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Specified – Very Large
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Possible on some carriers
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round
Other:

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates: 32.992575, -115.079591
Nearest City/Town: Yuma, Arizona
Elevation: 100 Feet
Location: Imperial County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes to dispersed camping area, which is not paved
Proximity to Stores: Less than one mile to Glamis, CA
Directions: Glamis Flats Campground is located in the town of Glamis, CA at the intersection of Highway 78 and Wash Road.

Connect

Phone: (760) 337-4400 Facebook:
Web: Bureau of Land Management – El Centro Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come, First-served

When To Go

Winter – The dunes are most popular in the winter, especially around the long holiday weekends.

Do not camp here in the summer. Temperatures usually exceed 100 degrees daily.

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What To Do

OHV Riding – The dunes are very popular for off-roading and OHV driving.

Image Credits: Dan Eckert via Flickr

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