Chase the Blue Dot

After a 3 day stay at the Kingman KOA Journey in Kingman, we drove down to Quartzsite for the next two months.

Beautiful sunrise and clouds behind the RV at the Kingman KOA>
Beautiful sunrise and clouds behind the RV at the Kingman KOA

For those who don’t know, Quartzsite is a “winter visitors haven” for RVers in the winter months. The Bureau of Land Management has a Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) just south of Interstate 10 and Arizona 95. There are several areas to choose from, and after we picked up our decals, we decided to look around and settle in at the Tyson Wash area.

We have a new decal on both the RV and the Jeep.

Our LTVA permit, good through April 15, 2020.
Our LTVA permit, good through April 15, 2020.

This permit is good in 5 LTVA areas: La Posa (Quartzsite), Imperial Dam (Yuma), and three areas in California. This year, it cost $180, and it covers a 7 month period. We probably won’t be here until mid-April, but the cost even for 1 month is still cheaper than almost any RV park we could stay at in the winter months.

How popular is Quartzsite during the winter? The town goes from a population of ~2,000 people during April to September to ~120,000 people during the September to April, with most arriving during January and February.

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