The week we scored an awesome site for free camping in Parker, Arizona! Free camping, also know as boondocking or dry camping, is a great way to economically explore the USA.
During the winter months Arizona is a hot spot for RVing. Parker (AZ) is located in between Quartzsite & Lake Havasu – making it an idea basecamp for your outdoor activities.
From our experience, it seems like Shea Road is a good choice for Class As, Bs, Cs, TTs & 5ers.
We found this free camping site in Parker, Arizona on Campendium (where it received 4 of 5 stars).
Here’s the Breakdown:
Location: Parker, Arizona
GPS: 34.1305, -114.1709
Date / Temp: We camped here for 4 nights in mid January. The weather was perfect. Daily highs were in the 70s and nights in the 40s. If you’re looking for great winter weather, Arizona is the place to be.
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River 🐶 (and us) are soaking in one last day of relaxation before the @xscapers annual bash! 🎉 …. This will be our 4th annual bash to attend. It’s awesome to see the community grow so strong. There were about 30 of us for the first year…this year there’ll be well over 400 😲 . . . #homeiswhereyouparkit #rvliving #rvlife #doggo #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #dogsofinsta
Amenities: This site offers no amenities and practices a “Pack In, Pack Out” policy. We filled up with water in Quartzsite, Arizona. The town of Parker offers many options for buying filtered water, but it’s hard to find an RV water fill station.
There are easy dump options in Quartzsite as well.
Wifi / Cell: We received a 4G LTE signal with AT&T. The speeds allowed us to easily stream Netflix. We did use our WeBoost Cell Booster to increase upload speeds. Our T-Mobile Hot Spot received no connectivity.
Noise: The road is long and offers lots of space to spread out, or camp with a group. Noise was never an issue at our site. Even though we were close to the road, it was still quiet due to minimal auto traffic.
Grocery / Errands: Downtown Parker is 11 miles from our campsite, but only 1 mile from the entrance of Shea Road. The town offers a Walmart, Safeway and many dinning options.
Dog Friendly: This site is dog friendly. River had a lot of space to play and explore.
Entertainment: Most of the entertainment is outdoor activities. Hiking & ATV enthusiasts will have plenty to explore. For a change of scenery, take a day trip to Quartzsite or Lake Havasu.
Overall Experience of Free Camping in Parker, Arizona
We highly recommend this site if you’re in the area. For us, it is much more enjoyable than boondocking in Quartzsite.
If you’re interested in viewing all the free campsites we visit, click here!