RV Travel And Camping
Where to Go and What to See
The desert not only provide the scenic beauty that Recreational Vehicle (RVs) enthusiasts seek, but may include RV-ready campgrounds and sanitary pump-out stations as well as hook-ups.
DesertUSA has listed below a few interesting places to go in the Desert for winter and spring trips
Practice Good Stewardship of our deserts
You can help to take good care of our desert lands so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:
Don't Litter... take along a trash bag or other receptacle for collecting your trash so that you can deposit it in the proper trash receptacle.
Make sure that your Recreational Vehicle or RV is permitted, some parks and camping areas have length restrictions on motor homes and RV's. Check with your destination ahead of time for any restrictions.
Don't park your RV in areas where you are not permitted. These areas have been declared "off limits" to RV's to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.
Safety While enjoying your RV Check with local park, forest, or public lands agents to see what precautions need to be taken in regard to storing food away from wildlife
Do not feed the local wildlife
Take precautions against parking your RV / camping in an area that may be dangerous in the case of sudden flash floods. Check with local rangers to find a safe and legal parking / camping area
Remember to take along non-perishable food that won't make you ill if it spoils
Be courteous and remember that you are sharing public lands with other RV'ers, campers and recreationists
Do not park your RV in unauthorized areas
Bring along extra safety items such as water, flashlights, maps, and a cellphone or radio
Related DesertUSA Pages
- 7 Smartphone Apps to Improve Your Camping Experience
- How to Turn Your Smartphone into a Survival Tool
- 26 Tips for Surviving in the Desert
- Your GPS Navigation Systems
May Get You Killed
- How to Keep Ice Cold in the Desert
- Make your own Survival Kit
- Combating the Desert Heat: Heat Acclimation
- Is The Water Safe? The Hidden Hazard
- Desert Survival Handbook and Outdoor Gizmos
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The Saguaro Video
The Saguaro often begins life in the shelter of a "nurse" tree or shrub which can provide a shaded, moister habitat for the germination of life. The Saguaro grows very slowly -- perhaps an inch a year -- but to a great height, 15 to 50 feet.
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