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Winterhaven/Yuma

A March 2004 trip to Yuma by noplacelikeroam

Yuma Desert Photo, Yuma, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Two weeks of warmth, sun, sand dunes, desert, and Mexico.

Winterhaven/Yuma

Overview

Yuma Desert Photo, Yuma, Arizona
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March in the Yuma Desert Recreation Area is lovely. The desert is in bloom, the weather is gorgeous, and the winds have died down. Hiking is a wonderful pastime and you can also visit the sand dunes and shopping/dining in nearby Mexico.

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Best Things Nearby:Yuma is only 10 minutes away with plenty of shopping, a large library, many sights to see and plenty of places to eat. Mexico is also about 10 minutes away and is easily accessible for entry by car or on foot.Best Things About the Resort:The staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxed and the sunsets are gorgeous. Most sites are fairly large and accomodate slides easily.Resort Experience:The campground is located within a mile of Pilot Knob. It has easy access to Interstate 8. There is a small but nicely heated pool, a hot tub, a lending library, puzzles, free local phone access for 800 calls and Internet. Meals are served...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 28, 2004

Pilot Knob RV Resort
3707 West Highway 80
Winterhaven 92283
(866) 342-4661

Algodones Shopping

Attraction | "Mexico Shopping"

Algodones Shopping Photo, Yuma, Arizona
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The shopping in Algodones is a great experience. It's fairly noisy and can be crowded, but that's all part of the fun. They offer leather goods, wood carvings, clothing, watches, pottery, iron work, lace, and custom spray painting on just about any surface you can think of while you watch. There are cheap liquor, dentists, doctors, optometrists, prescription, and non prescription drugs. Locally grown asparagus and strawberries are an incredible deal and lunch can be as cheap as a fish taco for 49 cents each.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 28, 2004

Algodones Shopping
Algodones
Yuma, Arizona

Boondocking

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Yuma Desert Photo, Yuma, Arizona
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If you have tried boondocking, this is a wonderful area. We try to boondock for three or four days between stays at RV parks. It is a nice contrast of peace and quiet (solar energy) in the desert versus the hustle and bustle of a busy campground. The hiking opportunities are endless, the quiet is wonderful, the stars in the night sky are incredible and you can't beat the price. If you find the right spot, there are even only a handful of other RVs scattered within site. On our last visit, there were only two other RVs within about a three-mile radius.

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noplacelikeroam

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Boondocking