This campsite, on BLM land near the southern end of the Turtle Mountain Wilderness, was chosen as it wasn't strewn with rock and was located next to a pretty mound of boulders. It offers easy access to the Horn Spring/Virginia May Mine as well as to Castle Rock. There are expansive views of the Turtle Mountain Wilderness and the Riverside Mountain Wilderness. The primary vegetation is creosote and palo verde and an occasional red fishhook barrel cactus.
No chollas to contend with!
If camping on the east side of the boulder mound, you get shade earlier in the afternoon
We saw only one other vehicle during our stay
Camping is free
No picnic tables
No trash cans
No facilities of any kind
Lots of broken glass
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.