Imperial Dam LTVA-New Places, New Faces
We left the Kofa National Wildlife refuge last Sunday, and headed for a new place for us. LTVA stands for Long Term Visitor Area, and they are run and maintained by the BLM. There are several in this area, in both Arizona and California. We have never stayed in one before, mostly because it seems like everyone else does. We made an exception this time for a couple of reasons. First, this place is about 30 minutes from Algodones, Mexico where our dentist is, and we need to get in this year. Second, it was a whole new area and we figured we might as well check it out. LTVA’s provide water, dump station, and garbage facilities which is kinda nice too, although you do have to pay $40 for a two week stay. Or $160 for the whole winter season. An Instagram friend was staying here, and they had good things to say about the area.
At first, it was like pulling into an RV park. There are 650 registered campers here on the 3000 acres. When we registered, I asked the nice BLM host were we could go and be kind of away from people. He directed us to a specific area, and it IS less crowded than some other areas. We looked for RV’s with solar panels, because that always means quite neighbors, and we got pretty lucky. Of all the rigs around us, only one motorhome runs a generator in the morning, and then again in the evening.
The view out our back window.
And the neighbors on one side. There are more RV’s on the other side, about the same distance away.