With all the public and federal land across the Grand Canyon State, camping in Arizona is available for free to those who are willing can find hundreds of free sites along dirt roads and in established campgrounds from the Coconino National Forest to the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
Can you just camp anywhere in Arizona?
BLM land is open for camping everywhere in Arizona. Dispersed camping is allowed anywhere on BLM land with no permit or fees. Designated BLM campsites are also available.
Where can I camp for free in Phoenix?
Here is a detailed list with our favorite free, dispersed camping spots and camping sites around Phoenix, Arizona:The Old AirStrip Dispersed Camping. Lake Pleasant Shoreline Camping. Bulldog Canyon OHV Camping Area. Catfish Point Picnic and Dispersed Camping Area. Off of Peralta Road. Off of Vekol Valley Road. •31 Jul 2020
What states allow free camping?
You can camp on most BLM land for up to 14 days, even if there are grazing or mining claims (just watch out for cow pies), unless otherwise posted. Most BLM lands are in these 12 western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Can you camp on the side of the road in Arizona?
Arizona might be one of the best states in the United States for dispersed or free camping. In several areas throughout Arizona, you can literally pull off the side of the road and pitch your tent for free. For those looking for a cheap way to travel throughout Arizona, dispersed camping is the way to go.
Is Boondocking legal in Arizona?
You can still enjoy great boondocking in the areas just below the mountain. These areas are controlled by the Coronado National Forest and Bureau of Land Management, so boondocking is most certainly allowed! We ventured out to Mount Graham back in April. There is an abundance of places to set up camp along AZ-266.
Can you camp on BLM land in AZ?
BLM Arizona manages many developed campgrounds and picnic areas in the state. Most campgrounds have use fees ranging from $4 to $10 per unit per night. Camping is allowed on public lands in Arizona for no more than a period of 14 days within any period of 28 consecutive days, unless otherwise identified.