Last Updated on 09/22/2023 by Glynn Willard

Coordinates For Dispersed Camping At Kofa

33°15’38.7″N 114°13’56.0″W
This is a beautiful and spacious area for which to dispersed camp.

It also holds a special place in our hearts since it’s where we lost a wheel on the trailer.

More about that later…


    Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

  1. Time Of Year Visited Kofa
    End of February.

  3. Permit Required To Camp At This Wildlife Refuge?

  5. Which Government Agency?
    The entrance is Bureau of Land Management.

    As you drive further back, it becomes U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Around Kind Rd, Kofa
    We did not see any law enforcement during our adventurous stay. We did see rangers jst north on the way to Palm Canyon trail head.

  9. Road Conditions around Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
    King Rd is passable by any type of vehicle.

    Many of the spots along the road have an embankment to go over. Some vehicles with low clearance will have a hard time or get damaged.

    If you’re tent camping with a car, you should still be able to find enough locations that are accessible.

    There’s A Lot to choose from! Keep going down King Rd. It just keeps getting better.
    Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

  11. Is Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Big Rig Friendly?
    Yes, King Rd. is big rig friendly.

    A rig with low clearance may have difficulty crossing some of the embankments on the side of the road.

    Our rig has high clearance and did not have a problem.

    Well, there was one problem.

    Our bearings disintegrated on the way due to an over tightened castle nut. The wheel chose the embankment into our site to fall off.

    The video below gives a good description and some good lessons.


  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Around AZ Rt 95
    We were able to pick up a decent T-Mobile signal.

    Our Open Signal app showed a dominant presence of Verizon and AT&T.

    You should be good to go here with any carrier.

  15. Starlink Friendly Sky View In This Area Of AZ?
    Other than directly north, there’s enough of a horizon view, you should be fine.

  17. Crowds Around Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
    This is some seriously wide open space with a lot of spots.

    Many of the spots were occupied, but there was an equal amount of spots that were vacant.

    If you have a small rig or a van, you’ll likely find a spot even if it’s packed.


  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking In Kofa?
    Absolutely! Other than the unfortunate loss of our wheel, we felt safe at all times.

    There’s a lot of traffic coming and going, so you never feel like it’s a dangerous location.

  21. Wildlife And Insects In This Region Of Arizona
    There were no annoying insects to disrupt our stay.

    We did not encounter any wildlife other than lizards in this part of AZ.

  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Kofa
    There are a few options around Quartzite, but expect them to be busy.

    The Circle K on S Fortuna Rd in Yuma has an easily accessible dump station.

    Here are the coordinates:

    32.667135, -114.443213

    You’ll find water for sale at a lot of locations both north and south of Quartzite. There are many to choose from in Yuma.

    Water is scarce in this region, so be prepared to pay.

  25. Interpretation And Review Of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
    cons of living fulltime in a camper
    This a beautiful location with wide open spaces.

    The mountain views, sunrises and sunsets are worth spending a few days here.

    We liked that fact that it was way less populated than Quartzite. And it’s a lot prettier.

    We would return to this location over and over again.

    As long as our wheels stay on the rig!
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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