Overview: The Burro Creek Recreation Site is situated along Burro Creek within a very scenic Sonoran desert Canyon at an elevation of 1,960 feet. This peaceful area has long been a favorite stop of travelers on nearby Highway 93. Visitors here are invariably fascinated with the contrast between the deep blue pools and tree-lined banks of Burro Creek, and the saguaro-studded hills and cliffs of its desert setting.
Location and Access
The Burro Creek Recreation Site is located 60 miles northwest of Wickenburg on Highway 93. From Kingman, travel east 17 miles on Interstate 40, then south 53 miles on Highway 93. The recreation site turnoff is one mile south of Burro Creek Bridge. From the signed turnoff, continue 1.5 miles to the recreation site via the paved access road.
Level sites available that can accommodate large recreational vehicles and suitable sites for tent campers.
One Handicap-Accessible camp site is available with nearby accessible restroom.
Most camping & picnicking sites are equipped with a metal fire grill, trash can, picnic table, large sun-shelter ramada, & a level parking site.
Interpretive desert garden
Information and Map exhibit
Restrooms with flush toilets and sinks
Trailer/RV dump station
Group camping area for tents and/or recreational vehicles
Open campfires usually permitted within fire grills
Picnicking and Camping
Trailhead for Back Country Trips - A large area of scenic wildlands are located upstream from the recreation site.
Overnight backpackers and day hikers can park their vehicles here without charge.
Photography - There are excellent spring wildflower displays in this area from March through May.
Desert Garden - The recreation site has a small area set-aside containing a large variety of native cacti. Each variety is identified in a separate brochure (available on site).
Provides opportunity for visitors to become familiar with native plant life.
Reservations Reservations are accepted starting the first Monday in August at 7:30 am (MST) for use of the group site. All individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For further information concerning site availability, weather conditions, recreation site regulations, or available activities, contact BLM Kingman Field Office (928) 718-3700.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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