Open Year-round
Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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Craggy Wash is a dispersed fee-free camping area of BLM-managed land north of Lake Havasu City.

The area is very popular - so much so that there is a camp host - and tends to stay pretty busy. The camping area lies up a main gravel road that heads into the wash, weaving along hardpacked gravel at the base of the mountains. Camping is permitted once the gravel road travels one mile from the main paved highway. From this point, cars, RVs, trucks and trailers tend to fill all available open areas of land. 

While the landscape is incredibly scenic, most vehicles tend to stop at the earliest available spot, making camping crowded or requiring a drive that becomes a little more rough and sketchy the further up the wash you progress. The double track road is best driven by high clearance 4WD vehicles, however heading up the wash road will reveal all sorts of trailers, RVs, busses and small cars that took their chances on the road. Visitors should be warned however that there are areas of soft sandy, rutted gravel, and narrow curves, so proceed at your own risk.

It is possible to drive further into the canyon, as smaller tracks branch off of the main road. It's down these roads that visitors can find some solitude. The river basin sunsets and sunrises paint the surroundings in color, and campers should do their best to watch the sky light up during these times of day.

Craggy Wash has no improvements aside from the double track road. This includes bathrooms or water. 

There is no fee to stay on BLM-managed land, however there are some rules and guidelines regarding BLM camping including limiting stays to 14 days or less.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)



Rarely full

Parking Pass


Price per night (basic site)

0.00 $ (0.00 €)


Lots of space. Epic sunrises and sunsets. Lots of surrounding areas to explore.


It takes effort to reach a spot away from neighboring campers.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

Bureau of Land Management


Big vistas



Total number of sites


Lodging type

Lookout tower

Maximum trailer length

30.00 ft (9.14 m)


Nearby Adventures

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona


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