Thursday, December 5, 2013

The RVer’s Machu Pichu

Each step is large enough for a mobile home.

Between Parker, Arizona and Lake Havasu City is a piece of land that, according to legend, was once going to be an RV park. A lot of earth got moved and terraced. Then the project was abandoned. The place is called The Steps.

Now RVers “dry camp” here. No RV park amenities like electricity, water or sewage dumps. Just a place to park your rig, with a bit of a view of Lake Havasu. Well, and of power lines. (Whadda ya want for free?)

Our lake view.

We’re not sure how long we’ll be here. One of our group has some matters to attend to in town. Colder weather might drive us south to Yuma. It wouldn’t be that much warmer there, but a few degrees could be worth it.


  1. This looks like a great place to camp. Would you post a little more about the location - directions, etc? Thanks!

  2. It's on Arizona highway 95, a few miles north of Parker Dam, about, mmm, 10 to 15 miles south of Lake Havasu City. There's no sign for it, of course, but you can see the RVs as you come down the highway.

  3. I found it on Google maps. Is it okay to include a link to your blog post on my map?

  4. Sure. Also, it's near mile marker 165, You can also look for the big power line tower on the east side of the highway. It's right at the entrance. And across the river/lake on the California side are three massive water pipes going up the side of the mountain.

  5. Nice! I look forward to camping there someday -- in warmer weather. I threw in the towel last night and went back to San Diego to regroup. Hope to see you at the RTR, if I can figure out how to stay warm without using propane (makes me ill.) Thanks again for all your help!

    1. Thermal underwear and a really good sleeping bag. ;) Sorry you had to go. See you at RTR.