The Burro Creek Campground (1,960’ elevation) is situated along the 57 mile Burro Creek in a transition zone between the upper reaches of the scenic Sonoran Desert and lower reaches of the scenic Mojave Desert. The campground offers visitors a variety of scenery including saguaro-studded cliffs along steep canyon walls that contrast Burro Creek’s dense vegetation and flowing waters that form deep pools of water just adjacent to the campground.
Access to the Burro Creek Campground is provided via a 1.25 mile paved road from U.S. Highway 93 at mile post 140.2. The campground offers visitors 23 individual campsites, 1 group site, and 2 day-use sites featuring shaded picnic tables, fire rings with grates, and grills at the group site and day-use area. Flush toilet facilities are provided at 2 different locations in the campground as well as 1 dump station. Although water hookups are not available at campsites, drinking water is provided a various locations throughout the campground.
In planning your trip, please note that sites 1, 2, and 10 through 17 are best for larger RVs (Class A) and trailers (fifth wheels) due to maneuverability throughout the site. Other sites can be utilized for larger RVs and trailers, but it is recommended for visitor convenience that the aforementioned sites are used first.
The Burro Creek Campground recently underwent a facility renovation that included total replacement of all water distribution lines in the site which included hooking up to a different potable water well. Currently, all restrooms and the dump station are fully operational. A hose for rinsing RV tanks is available at the dump station but should not be used to for filling potable water tanks. BLM is currently working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to effectively treat identified contaminants in the well water to ensure the water is safe for public consumption. Therefore, there is currently NO drinking (potable) water available at the site. BLM is working to resolve this issue in a timely manner. Please plan accordingly prior to arriving at the site and refer to this page for the latest updates on the status of drinking water availability at the site. Please contact the Bureau of Land Management's Kingman Field Office with any questions or concerns.
In accordance with 43 Code of Federal Regulations (Part 8364, subpart 8364.1 and part 8365), a maximum camping stay of 14 Days in any 28 day period was established for all public lands administered by the BLM, Kingman Field Office of Arizona on October 30, 1998.
Please print and bring your recreation.gov confirmation letter with you or be able to show your confirmation email. (note: Only Sprint/T-Mobile customers have cell service at the site)
Electrical or water hook-ups are not available at this location.
Quiet hours are between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Pets are welcome provided they are on a 6 foot leash or in a kennel and never unattended.
One (1) designated accessible campsite is available at the campground (campsite 12).
The dump station may be used free of charge with any reservation. RV sewage and wastewater tanks must be emptied at the dump station.
If there is not an overnight camping reservation, then the dump station may be used by paying a $10.00 fee remitted to the on-site fee deposit box.
Please plan accordingly as reliable cell phone service isn’t available at the campground.
There are a number of unique animal/insect species native to this area, so, for your own safety, please do not approach or disturb wildlife.
Build fires only in fire rings or grills. Fire in other places are not allowed.
There is no fire wood available for sale at the campground, please plan accordingly if you intend to have camp fires.
Fire Restrictions may be imposed due to dry conditions, at which time smoking, wood and charcoal fires may be prohibited. Call the Kingman Field Office at (928)718-3700 to see if any restrictions are in effect.
The campground scenery features an adjacent canyon carved by the flow of Burro Creek with other mountains and mesas visible in the background as well as a diverse Sonoran desert plant community including saguaros, a variety of cholla and barrel cacti, creosote bushes, Palo Verde trees, and catclaw. Nearby, on the banks of Burro Creek, visitors will also see willow and cottonwood trees as well as a wide-variety of riparian shrubs.
Wildlife is frequent in the campground and include occasional sightings of desert bighorn sheep on the cliffs above Burro Creek and a variety of birds including cactus wren, Gambel’s quail, Gila woodpecker, great horned owl, great blue heron, Vermilion flycatcher, and cliff swallow to name a few. Javelina, raccoons, coyotes, and foxes have been known to use the area as the creek serves an important role in the harsh desert environment.
The public lands surrounding the Burro Creek Campground are readily available for visitors interested in sightseeing via use of a four-wheel drive vehicle along county-maintained dirt roads. These roads wind through a variety of interesting geologic scenery combined with unique vegetative communities including Sonoran and Mojave deserts intermingled with areas of interior chaparral and pinyon-juniper woodlands. County roads are maintained regularly, but it is always a good idea to check with the local BLM office prior to planning your trip as well as exercising caution when travelling on any of these unimproved dirt roads as visitors travel at their own risk.
The area, while desolate during the warm summer months, gives way to cooler temperatures from October through April annually and provides exceptional opportunities for hunting, off-highway vehicle use, wildlife watching, photography, sightseeing, and a variety of other dispersed recreational opportunities. Depending upon winter and spring precipitation, the area surrounding the Burro Creek Campground provides visitors with excellent spring wildflower displays March through May.
To enhance the visitor experience, the campground features a Watchable Wildlife Exhibit and an Interpretive Desert Garden as well as access to Burro Creek via hiking trails from the campground. The creek offers opportunities for rockhounding, wading, and wildlife viewing especially for birding with a wide-array of raptors and other species of birds. Sites 7, 8, and 9 are best for bird watching.
Recreation.gov Reservation Cancellations & Changes
Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation (see below).
Recreation.gov Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window
Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.
Group Facility (including Cabins and Lookouts): Customers who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee.
-Overnight and Day-Use Facilities: A no-show customer is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date (or for day-use facilities, by check-in time the day of arrival). Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date and will hold group day-use facilities until check-in time on the arrival date.
-No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night’s recreation fee.
2755 MISSION BLVD. KINGMAN AZ 86401
For campground inquiries, please call: (928)718-3700
The Burro Creek Recreation Site is located 60 miles northwest of Wickenburg on Highway 93.
From Kingman, AZ: 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.
From Phoenix, AZ: Travel north on the U.S. 60 towards Wickenburg. At the first roundabout in Wickenburg veer right onto Highway 93 and proceed north towards Kingman for 59 miles until reaching the signed turnoff for the Burro Creek Campground, continue 1.5 miles to the recreation site via the paved access road.