Last Updated on 05/11/2024 by Glynn Willard

Coordinates For Our Dispersed Camping Outside Phoenix
33°59’11.5″N 112°10’09.7″W
Phoenix is such a cool town with enough to offer that it’s worth finding a spot to dispersed camp outside the city.

There are several options surrounding the city for free dispersed camping.

We chose this site because we were heading north once we wrapped up our time in Phoenix.

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  1. Time Of Year We Visited Phoenix, AZ
    End of April.

  3. Permit Required To Camp Off N Little Grand Canyon Rd?

  5. Which Government Agency Oversees W Table Mesa Rd?
    Bureau of Land Management.

  7. Presence Of Law Enforcement Outside Phoenix
    We only stayed two nights and did not see any law enforcement during our stay.

    There appeared to be several “long term squatters” along W Table Mesa Rd, so I suspect law enforcement is at a minimum.
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  9. Road Conditions along W Table Mesa Rd
    This region of Arizona is littered with dirt roads and everything we explored in this area presented us with quality dirt roads.

    We also did not encounter any difficulties towing around this region.

    All vehicles should be fine along this W Table Mesa Road as well as the surrounding roads.
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  11. Is N Little Grand Canyon Rd Big Rig Friendly?
    Yes, both W Table Mesa Rd and N Little Grand Canyon Rd are fine for big rigs.

    There are plenty of accessible spots to choose from and you’ll have no problem finding a place to turn around.

  13. Cell Strength & Carriers Outside Phoenix, AZ
    Because of the proximity to Interstate 17, all cell carriers are well represented.

    Our T-Mobile phones and hot spot were fast and reliable.

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

  15. Starlink Friendly Sky View In This Area Of AZ?
    This is a great location for Starlink!

    If you plant your rig here, you’ll have a clear view of the horizon in most directions.

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  17. Crowds Around W Table Mesa Rd
    It’s weird because many of the spots along the road had travel trailers, motorhomes and fifth wheels, but we never saw anyone coming or going.

    Nor did we see any activity around their rigs.

    So, if we’re talking about people, it was not crowded. But there was a lot of local traffic coming and going.

    There were also a lot of areas along the road that could use some serious cleaning.

    Nonetheless, our spot was clean and there were plenty of open spaces.
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  19. Did We Feel Safe Boondocking Outside Phoenix??
    Yes. Even though there appeared to be some shady characters coming and going, we were left alone.

    I would not consider this location to be dangerous.

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

    But, I believe we found the rattlesnake capital of Arizona!

    There were a lot of rattlesnakes around the area and even close to our camper.

    If you choose to stay here just watch the ground, especially when exiting your camper or vehicle.


  23. Dump Station And Potable Water Near Phoenix
    The closest dump station we scouted (yes, we scout dump stations when we’re out and about), is at the corner of N Tatum Blvd and E Dynamite Blvd.

    We hauled our fresh water in from Yuma and arrived with empty black and gray tanks.

    Since we were headed north from Phoenix, we dumped and picked up water in Flagstaff.

    Here are the coordinates for the closest dump station in Phoenix:

    33.741341, -111.978880

    You’ll find water for sale at water stations all over the city.

    To state the obvious, water is scarce in this region, so be prepared to pay.

  25. Interpretation And Review Of Free Boondocking Off W Table Mesa Rd
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    This is a decent location with awesome proximity to Phoenix.

    In other words, it’s very convenient.

    We stayed so we could visit Martin Auto Museum (a suggestion from a friend). It was totally worthwhile.

    Martin Auto Museum is one of the few that allows you to enter the vehicles, which was really cool for the boys.

    There’s also no shortage of great restaurants around Phoenix.

    We would return to this dispersed camping site for the sake of convenience alone.
    Martin Auto Museum
    Find this spot on Boondocker’s Bible boondocking locations map here.

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