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Colorado River BLM Area (Ehrenberg, AZ) – Campsite Review

Image: Palm trees beside the Colorado River

Palm trees along the Colorado River

Location: Ehrenberg, Arizona
Type: BLM
Access: Approximately 2 miles from Interstate 10, Exit 1
Coordinates: 33.595094, -114.537024
Elevation: 300 Feet
Road Conditions: Pavement and gravel
Phone Coverage: Verizon, 2-4 out of 5
Maximum Stay: 14 days
Fee: Free
Amenities: None; primitive, dispersed camping along the Colorado River


The desert around Ehrenberg, Arizona is a popular BLM dispersed camping area for many snowbirds. Many people find the scenery in the desert here somewhat uninspiring, however. Fortunately, there are also several free, dispersed camping sites along the Colorado River near Ehrenberg.

The BLM campsites along the Colorado River are all on the opposite side of the road from the river. Sites range from small enough to accommodate only one vehicle to large enough to accommodate a small group.

Weather in Ehrenberg can become intolerably hot during the summer months, but is generally warm and sunny during winter. Daytime temperatures are usually at least in the 50s, but can also be as warm as the 70s. Nighttime temperatures are usually in the 40s or low 50s, but can drop into the 30s or even upper 20s on occasion.

Ehrenberg is a small community that is located between Quartzsite, Arizona and Blythe, California along Interstate 10. In addition to plenty of free, dispersed camping and several RV parks, Ehrenberg also offers the Ehrenberg Mini-Mall (convenience store, laundromat, showers, water, RV dump, and more), a Flying J truck stop, and a hotel.


Ehrenberg is located off Interstate 10 at Exit 1. Proceed north from the exit for the Mini-Mall or U.S. Post Office. Proceed south toward the roundabout for BLM dispersed camping.

At the roundabout, take the first exit heading west toward the Flying J truck stop. Continue west past the truck stop and the Boss Shop. Immediately after the Boss Shop, turn left onto Ox Bow Road (there is a sign on the right side opposite Ox Bow Road). Continue on Ox Bow Road for 0.6 miles, then bear right. Continue for another 0.6 miles until the road reaches a “T” at the Colorado River. Turn left at the river. There are a number of campsites along the left side of the road opposite the river.


  1. Edith

    Great info…Thank you!

    • Comment by post author

      Thanks, Edith! I am glad that you found this article helpful. We have a whole series of campsite reviews planned. As of now they will be running each Wednesday.

      Neither of us have actually camped along the river in Ehrenberg, but we have both been down there many times. We also have friends who really enjoy camping along the river.

  2. Teresa

    Robert have you been here lately?
    This place has turned into a homeless camp. Garage everywhere, and Im not talking about some wrappers or cans on the ground, I’m talking bags of garbage, mattresses, tires, car seats and benches, broken canopy’s and glass everywhere. People living in their broken down cars or RVs, with no license plates. Not friendly dogs running loose into your camping spot attacking our dog, and people shooting guns off at all hours of the day and night.
    I have been camping here for years, but sadly after this last trip (I just left yesterday) I wont be going back, we just don’t feel safe there anymore.

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