Dirt Spillway Primitive Camping Area


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NOW AVAILABLE: The following primitive camp tent sites (each approximately 30 ft w x 30 ft deep) are designed to accommodate up to two standard vehicles (accompanying/additional vehicle must be with the primary vehicle at time of check-in for primitive camping):

  • 217
  • 218
  • 219
  • 220
  • 221
  • 222
  • 223
  • 224

The following sites are RV/Trailer pull-in sites (each approximately 75 ft. wide x 15 ft. wide) to accommodate a camper trailer or RV:

  • 225
  • 226 (smaller RV/trailer vehicles only - 45 ft. x 15 ft. site)
  • 227 (smaller RV/trailer vehicles only - 45 ft. x 15 ft. site)
  • 228 (smaller RV/trailer vehicles only - 45 ft. x 15 ft. site)
  • 229 (smaller RV/trailer vehicles only - 45 ft. x 15 ft. site)
  • 230
  • 231

UPDATE: As of May 13, 2021, primitive camping will be available to be reserved online, and no longer solely be a first-come, first-served opportunity.

Camper check-in for this area will be 2 p.m.  Check-out will be 12 p.m. to allow staff time to check sites before new arrivals.

Quiet Time Hours are daily from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. No generators shall be permitted to be ran during this time.

Access is only available from Sunset Ridge Road until late Summer 2021. Sunset Ridge Road is a primitive road – not designed for larger rigs or inexperienced drivers. Dirt Spillway is not a large area, and may be a challenge for some drivers to maneuver within. Concrete Spillway is expected to be closed down in late February due to rising water levels, and will not be an access point for campers to utilize.

Lake Pleasant is a water reservoir. Use caution during rainstorms or when water levels are high for potential flooding of the area. Access may be closed to this area if deemed unsafe due to high or rising water levels by park staff, and you may be required to relocate to another area designated by park staff until water conditions subside. Water levels are usually at their highest level in Spring/Summer and lowest in Fall/Winter.

The Dirt Spillway is not a large area and may be difficult for some drivers to maneuver within.

No vehicular or trailer access permitted outside of designated roadways or parking areas within campsite. Tents are permitted be set up along the shoreline within the area of the Dirt Spillway Primitive Camp Area, for campers with primitive camping reservations.

Campfires shall be built within the designated campsite area using portable fire rings or pans (when fire restrictions are not active) and must be safely disposed of/removed and taken down before departure.  Building campfires using resources (e.g. rocks, boulders, tree branches, twigs, vegetation, etc.) within the park is not permitted. 

Camping Reservation Policies

To learn more about the park's camping reservation policies, click here.

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