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George S. Patton Museum

Free dry camping behind George S. Patton Museum at Chiriaco Summit (exit I-10 at Chiriaco Road). Gas, minimart, and restaurant nearby. Look for sign "Free Dry Camping" at east edge of museum parking lot directing you to BLM area behind museum. WWII tanks and armored vehicles stored nearby. Visit museum for huge topo map of area and history of WWII Desert Training Center. No facilities, look for multiple camp sites areas along several east-west dirt roads. Dirt roads OK for cars/RVs. Some freeway noise, but site is out of sight of service road. For other choices, BLM land stretches along both sides of freeway going west past Cottonwood Road. <br /> <br />Feb 2022: Chiriaco Summit Campground is behind all the restaurants and Chevron. Awesome little slice of Heaven. Privately owned by the family that basically owns the town. 7 days free dry camping, but everything you need other than showers are within a stone’s throw 24/7. Showers are up the road at Loves 16 miles away. <br /> <br />Level of confidence the site is free: Certain - Confirmed with a sign or by owner / agency / website. <br />Toilets nearby: None <br />4X4 or high clearance required: No <br />Cell service available: T-Mobile <br />Park pass or permit required: Yes for a fee <br />Showers nearby: Yes, pay <br />Potable water nearby: Yes <br />Type of property: Private campground

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