Painted Rocks Petroglyphs Campground, Dateland, Arizona

About 12 miles North of Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend you will find this BLM campground. All 60 or so sites are first come, first served, as is typical of BLM campgrounds. The sites are nicely spaced, yet many buddy sites are available in the two loops this campground offers. There are also two group camps for large groups. Privacy is limited due to desert
landscape, but peaceful nights filled with stargazing await you here. During the day, you can enjoy exploring the petroglyphs which are located adjacent to the campground. There are over 400 petroglyphs in this location and they are well preserved. You may get lucky and also spot a Gila lizard sunning on a rock as you explore the petroglyphs. Picnic shelters and informative panels educate you on the history here, which is interesting. In addition, off road enthusiasts will enjoy the dirt trails in the area. For geocachers, there is an endless supply of caches in the area. Hiking is limited, but we enjoyed the quiet relaxation this park provided. Campground roads and site pads are dirt/crushed gravel and mainly level. Pit toilets are available, but depending on your site, may be a trek. Each sight offers campfire rings and cement picnic tables. There are trash dumpsters. Sites are available for a measly $8 a night. True to BLM campingrounds, there is no water or dump services, so come prepared.

Best sites: 39-50
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: None
Dump Within Facility: No