Our Location: Near Borrego Springs, CA
Today was a day of exploring. We headed out toward Ocotillo Wells and the BLM camping in the area. Yes I know it’s where off roaders go to enjoy the off roading they so love but I can tell you it was pretty quiet out there today. It didn’t look as if the noise would be much and since this is the week between Christmas and New Year’s I expected it to be very busy and was very surprised.
|We headed into Borrego Springs area to catch up with CA 78 toward Ocotillo Wells, California.
A very helpful ranger at the ranger station on Ranger Station Road was more than happy to explain many things to us. The first thing that is different is you can park in numerous places, they have bathrooms, some showers and plenty of dumpsters. I believe there is a dump station near the ranger station as well. You can stay for 30 days per calendar year. There are numerous different locations and roads in which to park and all are unique in their own way. Some are among dunes, others on flat open spaces and others are tucked among the trees. The area is vast and I believe if one wishes they can get a good distance off on their own. Of course it is up to one to be careful of the soft sand in some places. I would strongly suggest you unhook a towed and check out the area before you enter it. Some of the sites have small roofed covers and tables as well as some form of grate over part of a fire enclosure.
|This is solar panels off in the distance as you approach Borrego Springs.
It would be well worth the time and effort to check it out if you find that Borrego Springs options are limited for you. It is only a short distance to Borrego Springs and of course to Brawley as well with much better shopping choices. A stop at the ranger station netted us a map and a newsletter showing us many things in the area as well as the markings of the camping areas. I’ll leave you with pictures of our exploring today.
|The area very near to the Ranger Station, it's on Quarry Road and is very accessible for almost any rig.
|This is near CA 78, on Wolfe Well Road. That is a motor home pulling a cargo trailer.
|Farther along the same road. That 5'er is pretty big and he's a fair distance off the Wolfe Well Road.
|This is the green area at Holmes Camp Road. You can see the picnic area in front of the trees. I would guess at probably 6 or 7 in this line.
|We travelled a few different roads in the area and I believe this is on County Line Road.
|This view is on Country Line Road. Tons of places to camp and of course there are fire rings everywhere, as well as bathrooms in this area.
|Same area as a above. You need to be careful of the sand so check it out first before you pull your rigs off into the sand. It's rolly and soft in some places and I would suggest carefully looking into it before you take your rig into the area.
|The same mountains that tower over Borrego Springs can be seen from this area.
|Way off in the distance to the left of middle is a bathroom building. Again on County Line Road.
|The neighbours can be as close or as far as you like.
|Not all covers are wooden, some appear to metal on them as well.
|That is Dad walking beside JR as he learns to ride.
|Can you see the training wheels? This poor little fellow was just a jerking and stopping, his head was nodding with each burst of gas and again with each let off of the throttle. He was having a blast though.
Riley and I have decided we will try this area next time we are in the vicinity. It looks promising and has many jeep and dune buggy tracks to explore. A little noise is worth the extra space in my humble opinion. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Until next time... take care, be safe,