Camping in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Arizona
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In this video, I give you look at our campsites in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. (Kofa NWR). We camped off Palm Canyon Road and visited in late January of 2016 and enjoyed it very much.
If you're into photography, hiking, and scenic views this place is a recommended spot for you.
Campsites are very primitive with no services but accessible to larger RVs. Access was on a graded flat gravel two lane road. I found the further in the better the views and the thicker the surrounding cactus became.
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KOFA National Wildlife Refuge - Arizona
In January we stayed 8 nights in KOFA National Wildlife Refuge near Quartzsite, Arizona in our motorhome. There are no electric or water but you are free to stay for 14 days. We loved it and will definitely stay there again in the future. During our stay there were only a handful of campers and all of us were spaced out pretty good. So it was peaceful and relaxing!
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Kofa Queen Canyon - Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona
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Free Camping at Palm Canyon BLM, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, AZ
Camped at the Palm Canyon Bureau of Land Management (BLM) area approximately 3 miles from US Route 95 down Palm Canyon Road. After the slow, washboard gravel road approach, we were treated to sweeping desert views with the Kofa Mountains and Signal Peak as a backdrop. The entrance to the boondocking site we selected is to the right off of Palm Canyon Road at grid coordinates 33.3737682, -114.1734081. This location is large enough to accommodate multiple big rigs. AT&T cellular service was 5G and clocked in at 54.9 Mbps download speed and 9.92 Mbps upload speed. Verizon cellular service was LTE and clocked in at 15.5 Mbps download speed and 6.83 Mbps upload speed. Enjoyed hiking excursions in the nearby Kofa Queen Canyon and the more frequented Palm Canyon areas of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge during our stay. This 14-day free camping BLM area is just outside of the refuge. Melody, Milo, and I absolutely loved boondocking the magical Kofa.
Free Camping at King Road BLM, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, AZ
Camped at the King Road Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 14-day free dispersed camping area located immediately prior to entering the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge and approximately 38 miles south of Quartzsite, Arizona. Scenic mountains make for a spectacular backdrop and saguaro and teddy bear cholla abound. AT&T cellular service was 5G and clocked in at 66.1 Mbps download speed and 14.4 Mbps upload speed. Verizon cellular service clocked in at .60 Mbps download speed and 9.53 Mbps upload speed and was barely usable. The campsite I selected is big rig friendly and is located at grid coordinates: 33.2585928, -114.2310256. Once on King Road take a right turn at grid coordinates 33.2590085, -114.2306706 to access the aforementioned campsite. There is plenty of space for multiple big rigs at this location. Took some time to do some daytime backpacking within the wild and scenic Kofa. Thoroughly enjoyed our boondocking stay at the King Road BLM.
America's Wildest Places - Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Desert Wilderness, Arizona
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, encompassing 860,000 acres of mainly desert, is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The refuge's focus is on the endangered Sonoran pronghorn, bighorn sheep and lesser long-nosed bat. Seven rugged mountain ranges are separated by broad flat valleys of creosote-bursage that is dissected by desert washes covered with mesquite, palo-verde and ironwood. Lava flows as old as two million years extend into the south-central portion of the refuge, an extension of the geologically famous Pinacate volcanic field in Sonora, Mexico. Saguaros loom in stark profile above the baked earth. Its 56-mile border with Sonora, Mexico, might well be the loneliest international boundary on the continent.
Cabeza Prieta, Spanish for dark (or dirty) head, refers to a lava-topped, granite peak in a remote mountain range in the western corner of the refuge.
This landscape is big and wild and can be incredibly hostile to those that need water to survive. Yet within this harsh environment life persists, even thrives. The refuge is home to more than 275 different species of wildlife. Endangered Sonoran pronghorn and lesser long-nosed bats call this parched land home, as do desert bighorn sheep, desert tortoises and many other species of lizards, snakes, and even a few toads. Many birds migrate through the area during spring and fall. The migrating warblers, swallows and flycatchers find food and shelter along the refuge's vegetation-lined washes. Others birds reside here year-round, including elf owls that peer from holes carved in the saguaros by Gila woodpeckers.
Far from a barren desert, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge harbors nearly 400 plant species. For thousands of years, runoff from the mountains during summer monsoons and winter rains eroded into the valleys below bringing sand, silt and gravel. These soils support the plant community known as the creosote bursage flats, broad flats on gently sloping hillsides that support creosote bushes, white bursage, mesquite, palo verde, ironwood, ocotillo and an abundance of cacti, including cholla, and saguaro. Depending on the amount of rain the desert receives during the fall and winter, the spring flower show can be spectacular with more than 30 species flowering at once.
Almost all of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is designated wilderness. It is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, a national network of lands and water managed for the benefit of wildlife by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Travel & Tourism:
A portion of the refuge is open to tourists and visitors for wildlife related activities including wildlife watching and photography, primitive camping, limited hunting, and environmental education and interpretation.
The refuge's visitor center is located in Ajo, Arizona. It is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm. Here, refuge staff and volunteers are available to provide you with maps, brochures and checklists and let you know what's happening on the refuge. This is also where the business of the refuge is conducted.
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge's office and visitor center are in Ajo, Arizona.
From Phoenix: Take I-10 west to exit 112. Follow Highway 85 south to Gila Bend and continue south on 85 approximately 40 miles to Ajo.
From Tucson: Take Highway 86 (Ajo Way) west across the Tohono O'odham reservation to the town of Why and follow Highway 85 north to Ajo.
From Yuma: Take I-8 east to Gila Bend and follow Highway 85 south approximately 40 miles to Ajo.
The refuge office is on the west side of Highway 85 at the north end of town.
The lat/long to the refuge's visitor center is 32.385579, -112.872383.
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HIKING STRAIGHT UP PALM CANYON IN THE KOFA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. BOULDER HOPPING. VANLIFE VLOG.
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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. BLM 14 day camping
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. You can spend a lot of time here. It has multiple entrances and multiple points of interest. I didn't even go into the park. I stayed on BLM land, just outside.
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The Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is located in Arizona in the southwestern United States, northeast of Yuma and southeast of Quartzsite.The refuge, established in 1939 to protect desert bighorn sheep, encompasses over 665,400 acres of the Yuma Desert region of the Sonoran Desert.Broad, gently sloping foothills as well as the sharp, needlepoint peaks of the Kofa Mountains are found in the rugged refuge.The small, widely scattered waterholes attract a surprising number of water birds for a desert area.
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Free camping at Palm Canyon in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge - Quartzsite, AZ - 360° Drive-thru
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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
A brief overview including Palm Canyon, Skull Rock, Signal Peak and the Big Eye Mine.
Castle Dome Ghost Town Yuma Arizona 2019-20E5
Checking out Castle Dome Ghost Town & Museum in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge situated near Yuma Arizona. This video shows the restored Castle Dome City that serviced many mines in the area. It gives you the feeling of what life was like back in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
The Light At The End Of The Tunnel ( Castle Dome ) KOFA National wildlife refuge
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V6E8: The Depths of Kofa
After a brief respite in Prescott, I travel south into the depths of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge near Quartzsite, Arizona. Defunct roads alter my planned route, and give way to aimless wandering across a lovely and unspoiled desert landscape. The week wraps up in Yuma, where I finally escape the cold weather!
Adventures with Jane - Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
So, camping at the Crystal Hill area in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. This is an awesome place. As peaceful as anywhere on the planet. This place is a treasure. Thanks to my friends Irene and Carol for pointing me in this direction. Check out their channels below.
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National Wildlife Refuges Through the Lens
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Photographer/filmmaker Ian Shive has traveled from the South Pacific to Florida and from Alaska to New England capturing the natural beauty of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters. “It’s never been anything less than amazing to see the amount of diversity – the species and environments – that these refuges encapsulate,” says Shive. “The National Wildlife Refuge System is one of the great national treasures we have as the American people.” This short video gives you a photographer’s-eye view of that treasure. More:
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