BLM Near Buckeye | Phoenix Boondocking Part 3

Updated: Mar 12

I'm going to start this review by saying we did not actually stay here. It was at the very beginning of our boondocking journey and we did not feel comfortable with it at the time. The road was rough, there was a lot of trash and hundreds of shot gun shells. That said, since then we have become much more comfortable finding spots and could possibly make this site work for us if we were to go back to Phoenix by driving further down the road. There are other reviews on the Free Campsites page that suggest there are spots further down.


We stayed at several locations on the west side of Phoenix. This will be part three of four location reviews. We hopped around between these four sites, then side trips out of state to other areas on John's stretches off and back again to the same locations during our three month contract. John worked at Banner Del E Webb Medical Center in Surprise, AZ so we tried to stay north and west of the city.


The Good:

This area is close to Buckeye AZ which has all the things you might need - Walmart, water, gas, dump stations, laundry, etc. It's also much closer to Phoenix if you are working in Goodyear or Sun City like we were. We had joined Lifetime Fitness in Goodyear which we LOVED so the drive from here would be much shorter. There are also so pretty views.


The Bad:

There was a ton of trash and it may be hard to maneuver a large rig (can be done but probably takes a decent amount of skill)

AT A GLANCE

Location: 33.311217, -112.632949

Length We Stayed: We had so many other options that we did not stay here

Terrain: Rough road in and could be hard to turn around in large rig

Solitude: Not a lot of other campers when we went to look

Distance to John's Work: 40 Min

Services: None but just outside of Buckeye

T-Mobile Coverage: Decent

Time of year we stayed: n/a.


Location Notes:


The Good:

This area is close to Buckeye AZ which has all the things you might need - Walmart, water, gas, dump stations, laundry, etc. It's also much closer to Phoenix if you are working in Goodyear or Sun City like we were. We had joined Lifetime Fitness in Goodyear which we LOVED so the drive from here would be much shorter. There are also so pretty views.


The Bad:

There was a ton of trash and it may be hard to maneuver a large rig (can be done but probably takes a decent amount of skill)



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