Chase the Blue Dot

On Friday, we checked out of Lake Havasu State Park and headed for one of the two recognized dispersed camping BLM areas. We drove around each of the areas on Tuesday, and determined that the Lone Tree camping area was a much better fit for us. Less crowded, too.  🙂

On our way out of the park, we used the dump station to empty our gray and black tanks.

Heading into the dump station.
Heading into the dump station. I drove the Jeep separately, and parked on the shoulder so the Jeep didn’t stick out into the travel lane.
Ready to empty the tanks - the hose is hooked up and I drove the Jeep around to get it off the shoulder.
Ready to empty the tanks – the hose is hooked up and I drove the Jeep around to get it off the shoulder.

See that white hose connected to the spigot. A lot of folks put the hose end into the waste hose to rinse it out after they are done. This is problematic, because then another person drives up and uses that same hose to fill up their fresh water tank. Ewwww. You’ll notice that there is a dark hose on the other side – that’s ours. We don’t use anyone’s hose but our own – minimizing the chance of contamination.

The RV's wet bay area.
The RV’s wet bay area.

Dispersed camping area

A short drive of about 7 miles later, we turned into the camping area. Bob slowly drove along the gravel, while I drove around to get a good look. We found a decent spot with a fire ring, and it even had a “Jeep-sized parking spot” on the left side.

Camping area view

The camping area has a pretty cool view.

As you can see, it’s pretty much just a gravel parking lot area. This area is pretty popular with ATV and quad riders, so there’s a little bit of that noise, but only during the day.

We’ll be here until after Thanksgiving weekend, before heading to Las Vegas and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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