The road through the canyon is washboard, steep, and has a short section that’s only one lane but it’s navigable with any RV. The parking lot is large enough for any RV. This is a Harvest Host site. We wanted to stay overnight but due to coronavirus only one RV at a time is permitted and we didn’t make a reservation early enough. Farm 35.79958, -116.19514
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021
My first choice was a dud. After bouncing down a dirt road for only 1/2 mile we came to deep wash that we didn’t want risk driving through. I didn’t have a second choice, just the recollection of seeing a scattering of sites on the preserve website. So off we went to try the next dirt road and there we found a beauty of a campsite – large, scenic, tolerably level, and with plenty of evidence that it was previously used, a requirement by preserve regulations.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
The second day of our stay was very windy but luckily we had parked close to the dried grass at the edge of the lake bed which kept the dust from blowing on us. If we stay here again we’ll probably park closer to the hills for protection from the wind and dust.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
The path is paved with slight up and downgrades.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
For the most part Route S2 follows the old Butterfield Stage Route along the western edge of the park. It’s about 35 miles long with many opportunities to hike or explore the intersecting dirt roads. We stayed on the paved road for a scenic drive through varying terrain with nice boondocking spots at the beginning and end.Badlands 32.827, -116.16566
Although we didn’t camp at Blair Valley we did stop to check out the free camping. Camping is restricted to an area close to the entrance and along the dirt roads on either side of the dry lake bed. No camping on the lake bed itself. We drove a short distance along the road by the base of the hills where the campsites were close to the road and busy. The road goes for a couple of miles so camping may be better farther in. The road is rough in spots. Blair Valley 33.03827, -116.40908Pacific Crest Trailhead 33.10185, -116.47478