Thursday, 12 November 2015

Campground Review - Boondocking in Anza-Borrego Desert CA

Rockhouse Trail 

A campsite on the right hand side of the trail

Why we chose here? We were on our way to San Diego

Location: Rockhouse trail is off the SR22 in the Anza Borrego Desert CA. Two hours east of San Diego, west of Salton City, near the Salton Sea. There is a green street sign, so you shouldn’t miss it. More than likely there will be other RV's there as it's a well known boondocking area.

Sites: Quit a few, look for the rock ringed fire pits

Facilities: None, it’s primitive camping

Groceries: 7 miles to Borrego Springs

Reservations: No

Cell Coverage / WiFi: Both Verizon and AT&T work here. The further you go from the SR22, the weaker the signal

Price Paid: $0

Date of visit: Mid November 2015

It's just a big open space


This is a low desert so has the same temperature as say Palm Springs. There can be high winds as this is a desert.

Fuel and food are available in Borrego Springs 7 miles away

The road at the Salton Sea end is extremely bumpy (warped) until you get into the State Park area, so you will have to travel slowly if you are towing.

Friday is market day at the Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs

There is a one-page list of do’s and don’ts stapled to a post when you come in – don’t leave pets unattended, take your rubbish out with you, do not collect firewood (no trees anyway!), BYO firewood, fires in metal containers only, do not trample on vegetation and you can’t stay more than 30 days in a calendar year.

There are many other places to boondock off the SR22 such as Peg Leg.

ATV’s are restricted to the opposite side of Rockhouse, so you don’t have them camping here.

Would we come here again? Yes 

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