Date Place Comment
May 12th, 2020 caballo lake State Park Riverside Campground

Campground is currently closed due to Covid-19, but the lake is open for day-use.

May 12th, 2020 BLM Free Camp

Stayed here one night. The pin takes you down an easily accessible dirt road, but leads you to one pull-out so definitely not an established campsite. Decent cell service on ATT. No services, but free.

May 9th, 2020 Up on the hill

Stayed here for four nights. Nothing special in the way of views (just your regular desert vibes), but private, clean, and free. A few cars drove by on the main road, but we didn't see any other campers, only copious amounts of moths... like SO MANY moths. FYI: There is a narrow 14 ft tunnel you have to drive through to get here so tall rigs might not fit.

May 7th, 2020 Montezuma hot springs

Hot springs are currently closed due to Covid-19.

May 7th, 2020 Storrie Lake Dump

State park with day-use, camping, bathrooms, showers, potable water, and lake access. It costs $5 to get in, but they have a dump station which is hard to find in this area. Worth the cost of admission.

May 7th, 2020 Johnson Mesa

Spent two chilly nights here. While the mountains are stunning it's hard to find a camp spot without trees blocking the view. Several spots have actual fire pits and picnic tables. Pit toilet currently closed due to Covid-19. It can get very windy up here so not sure how comfortable tent camping would be. I also don't think you can get all the way to the pin w/o 4WD. No cell service on ATT. Best price around... Free.

May 6th, 2020 Pot Creek Dispersed Camping

Free camping down Forest Service #438W. There are well established spots all along the creek. Very private and easily accessible for all vehicles. No amenities and no cell service with ATT.

May 5th, 2020 Cebolla mesa

We showed up on 5/5/2020 and there was a sign at the entrance saying the campground was closed. We parked near the pond right before the entrance so we will see what happens tonight.

May 4th, 2020 Wild camping off 180

This place is full of garbage and no other campers. Probably would have been fine for one night, but we decided to keep driving.

May 4th, 2020 McHood Park Campsite Winslow.

The lake recreation area appears open, but the campground is currently closed due to Covid-19.

May 3rd, 2020 Thumb Butte Rd NF Campsites

We scored a spot with a stellar view of the surrounding valley. No amenities, but good cell service on ATT.

April 23rd, 2020 525 Boondocking site

100+ boondocking sites down this FS road. Stayed at a different spot every night for four nights and loved it. The road is in pretty good condition and we went at least seven miles off the highway in our 2WD van. The spots definitely get bigger as you go back, but the whole road is crowded on the weekends. Be mindful there are rattlesnakes in the area.

April 20th, 2020 Speedway Fuel RV dump station

Great free dump. Two spots and very straight forward.

April 16th, 2020 public land

We spent 4 nights here and really enjoyed ourselves, however there are a few pros and cons.

Pros: Beautiful view of Superstition Mountains, established fire pits, mostly private, close to town, good cell service on ATT, free. We drove passed the wash and took the first large spot on the right.

Cons: There are obviously people who have been staying here a looong long time. The people who occupy the first few spots once you turn off the highway have filled them with garbage, junk cars, and RVs. We also heard two loud domestic disputes between other campers/residents. We still felt safe and would stay again.

April 15th, 2020 Black Hills Rockhound Area (BLM)

Spent two nights here. Stunning views, easy to get to, very private, and fun to go hunt for fire agets. Cell service with ATT has been in and out. No amenities, but it's free and there is one garbage can.

April 13th, 2020 Reddington Pass BLM

Huge, fairly level spot with sweeping mountain views. Good for one big rig or 2-3 vans. Unfortunately this spot is trashed with glass, garbage, and shotgun shells. The road in was pretty rough in our 2WD Sprinter so we decided to spend one night only. There is a fire ring, but very windy and unable to use it. No amenities and no cell service on ATT.

April 11th, 2020 Cieneguita BLM Land

Lovely spot with beautiful views of mountains and surround ranch land. Road in was a breeze and the spots are spacious. There was at least 10 other campers here over the weekend, but we felt like we had a lot of privacy. No amenities aside from fire rings and good cell service on ATT. Cows walked through our spot most days.

April 10th, 2020 Table Top BLM

Easily accessed off Highway 8 and down a dirt road. Road is in good condition so no need for 4WD or high clearance. This is a very private spot and we only saw two other campers closer to the highway. We decided to only stay one night after we saw the sign that read "illegal immigration and drug smuggling are common in this area." No amenities, no cell service, but this spot did have a fire ring.

April 8th, 2020 State Trailer RV & Outdoor Supply

Free dump station behind the store. The water says "not for culinary use" so we went to a nearby water kiosk instead.

April 3rd, 2020 Pilot Station

Free potable water. On 4/3/20 the dump station was not in service.

April 3rd, 2020 Lake Pleasant BLM

Huge BLM near Lake Pleasant Recreation Area. $7 to get into the actual Lake Pleasant Park, but camping on the BLM is free. This area could easily fit 100+ rigs, but during our weeklong stay it was fairly quiet and we couldn't see anyone else from our camp spot. This is a popular ATV area so prepare for some noise. There are also wild burro who have hung around our camp the entire time. No facilities, but there are lots of fire rings and good cell service on ATT.

April 2nd, 2020 Antelope Creek BLM

Three individual camp spots perched on top of a hill with amazing view of surrounding mountains. Established firepits at each site. Right next to Antelope Creek Rd, but quiet all night. Gravel road to the spot is in good condition (no high clearance or 4WD needed). Here tonight with two vans and a big rig. No amenities, but good cell service with ATT.

April 2nd, 2020 Marshall Lake Dispersed Camping

4/2/2020: There is a gate blocking the road. National forest website says nothing about this area being closed due to Covid-19.

4/27/2020: Dispersed camping is now open. Lots of people, but easy to find a private spot if you go past the lake.

April 1st, 2020 Page Water & Dump for free

Great FREE water, trash, and dump station in Page. These are no-frost taps so you need to wait a little while before the water starts flowing as the reservoir is buried deep in the ground so they can be accessible during the winter.

April 1st, 2020 BLM by South Rim

Nice free spot right outside of the south rim national park entrance. Easy access in a 2WD van, but the road gets rougher the further back you go. FYI: As of 4/1/20 they have closed any access to Grand Canyon NP due to Covid-19. We showed up an hour after they put up the barricades.

March 29th, 2020 Camp Fishlake National Forest

Very secluded location not to far off the highway. Fire pits, free, and good cell reception. Beautiful view of the mountains. Stayed two nights and would love to have stayed longer. Only one other traveler showed up on our second night.

March 28th, 2020 Point of the Mountain

ATTN: As of 3/28/20 the flight park's website says it will only be open to Utah County residents due to Covid-19. We had no idea and arrived 3/28.There was no sign in the parking lot mentioning this. No one questioned us so we still stayed and left early. We saw other rigs with out-of-state plates so I don't know when/if/how they will start enforcing it.

Other than that it was a nice place to stay the night with beautiful views, bathrooms, and free wifi.

March 27th, 2020 Meadow

Beautiful spot with amazing views of the surrounding mountains. The hot springs are more warm than hot, but great for families with small kids. Free, but there are donation boxes and someone comes by to clean the grounds.

March 25th, 2020 Poverty Flats

Beautiful, free BLM land just outside Valley of Fire State Park. Probably well over 100 spots to choose from. Good cell signal with ATT. Road in is a bit bumpy, but easily doable without 4WD.

March 24th, 2020 Seven Magic Mountains

Large dirt parking lot for the Seven Magic Mountains art installation. Some loud highway noise, but an easy spot for a night's rest. Garbage cans on site and good cell service. No "No Overnight Parking" signs.