La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA RV Camping Area at Quartzsite, Arizona

by Will
(Arizona)

Plenty of room for RV camping on this LTVA

Plenty of room for RV camping on this LTVA

Plenty of room for RV camping on this LTVA
Petroglyphs in Tyson Wash
Desert Horned Lizard
The Salvation Army playing a few tunes at the Quartzsite post office

The La Posa Tyson Wash Long Term Visitor Area is just south of Quartzsite,

Arizona. This RV park lies right next to Tyson Wash, and the hills and mountains
on the west side of the La Posa Plain. There are numerous roads in the nearby
hills which are fun to explore on foot, mountain bike, SUV, ATV, or dirt bike.
Tyson Wash is also great for exploring and features an archeological site with
petroglyphs.

As with the other LTVAs, you can camp for 7 months straight here.
There is a fee, but in return you’ll have water, a dump station, and trash
facilities. For 7 months of camping, it's quite a bargain.


GPS Coordinates to the Entrance of the La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA: N 33
37.595' W 114 13.092'


Elevation: 970 feet


Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 95 and Main Street in
Quartzsite, travel south on Hwy 95 for 2.75 miles to the La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA
entrance on your right (west). To your left (east) is the entrance to the

La Posa South LTVA
. The La Posa West and La Posa North LTVAs are also off
Hwy 95 and closer to Quartzsite.




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La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA RV Camping Journal


5-2-2011


The scenery here is similar to that at my previous campsite on the La Posa South
LTVA. I’m very close to a Native American archeological site, which
is in Tyson Wash. It’s about a 15 minute walk away. There is a rocky outcrop
with petroglyphs and grinding holes, which they used to grind seeds. I could not
find the grinding holes; however, I did read about them. They could be
covered in sand now.


I’ve been seeing more wildlife lately. It appears many animals are coming out of
winter hibernation. Many birds have recently arrived too, as they make their way north for the summer. I’ve seen several mourning doves,
Gambel's quail,
humming birds, road runner, and an owl yesterday - along with many other birds.


I came upon a small heard of deer last week. The only other time I saw deer here was
when camping at the Scaddan Wash 14-Day Camping Area, shortly after I arrived in the Quartzsite area
in November.
I’m seeing several more lizards, including many desert horned lizards which have
horns on the backs of their heads; they are quite impressive looking and their
body is covered in spikes - these are well armored lizards! They are camouflaged and
difficult to spot until you get close to one and it moves. They don’t run too
far when you approach and look easy to catch. These lizards eat ants and I saw one licking
them up near an ant hole.


There are many more insects now including strange beetles and other flying bugs; also
many bees and flies. Every once in a while I’ll hear a swarm of bees fly by. I
usually duck inside the trailer as quickly as possible if outside! I’ve been
seeing more jack rabbits, cottontail rabbits, and chipmunks too.


Just as I’m writing this there is a Gambel's quail out my window that is jumping
up to knock the branches of a small bush in order to get the seed to fall so the
quail can eat it! Yes, it’s the nature show 24/7 out here.


The wind has picked up lately and it’s been more than a week since I've had calm
weather. Today was less windy, though there were a few gusts. The sun has gone
down and there is just a slight breeze now. It’s been in the 70s and 80s lately
– cooler since the strong winds out of the north arrived. I had just a few days
in the 90s. It looks like this week will warm up to the mid to high 90s. That’s
a bit hot for my liking, so I'll be heading for the mountains soon.


Verizon mobile broadband internet has worked great and is usually very fast –
even without the external antenna. However, I’ve had no service since a couple
days ago – I believe it’s because my device is broken. The jack for the external
antenna broke and that's probably why. Great cell phone reception too.


This campsite has been pretty quiet, except for the occasional noise from Hwy
95, which isn’t far away. The RVs were really
thinning out and almost all left by the 15th of April – the day the winter
permit expired. It's now May 2nd, and nobody has kicked me out yet. I've heard you can camp
here during the summer, but only for 14 days in the same spot. With 100+ temps,
I'll probably pass on that.



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Comments for La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA RV Camping Area at Quartzsite, Arizona

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Nov 19, 2012
Coming to Quartzsite
by: Dale

We are thinking of going to Quartzsite for a month. I have no idea where to start when we get there. Any info is welcome.

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