Rattlesnake Warning. I think this is more of a standard warning rather than an indication of a problem.
Name: Painted Rock Campground
Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and Campground is set on mostly level ground around the two mounds of rock that ancient people chose to etch many figures and simple pictures on.The desert is scattered with barrel and seguaro cactus. There is grass and low brush as well as a few short trees between the cactus and rocks. Sunset was beautiful. Take a look at the last picture on the recreation page.
Campsites: There are 60 campsites and 2 group areas on the flats around the mounds of "painted rock". The roads and driveways are gravel. The campsite are equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. If you want to use a BBQ grill you can find them at the shelters.
Host on Site: It appeared there was a site for a host but it was empty.
Garbage Services: Yes
Electricity Available: No
Restroom: Both vault style outhouses are handicap accessible. They were clean and had toilet paper at the time of our visit. The outhouse near the shelters even had a light inside.
Handicap Accessible: There are 2 handicap accessible campsites and outhouses.
Pets: I found nothing referring to pets.
Recreation: The BLM website mentions historic trails but I didn't see anything obvious. Other than the rocks I am not aware of any recreational activities nearby. Checkout the Petroglyphs. Most are very old but a few were added by travelers in the early 1900s.
Wildlife: Well there is a warning about rattle snakes but I saw none in my wanderings about the area.
Additional Camping Opportunities: None that I am aware of.
Nearby Services: Gila Bend is the nearest town and is 26 miles to the east.
Gas and Food: For gas , food and such head east to Gila Bend.
RV Dumping Site: No
Location/Driving instructions: This GoogleMap will help you find Painted Rock Campground starting from Phoenix.
Elevation: 570 Feet
Reviewed Date: October 2020
Alert: Rattlesnake Warning. I think this is more of a standard warning rather than an indication of a problem.
Fees And Reservations: The daily fee was $8 for 2020. To reserve a campsite or to checkout the current fee schedule go to recreation.gov.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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