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Pilot Knob  – Winterhaven, CA

January 13-16, 2022

Pilot Knob Yuma - Cordless 2022

The area in and around Pilot Knob is rich in both human and natural history. At one time, Patton's troops trained here in preparation for desert fighting in World War II. A State of California Historic Marker lies on the site of Patton's camp. The marker is located just north of Interstate 8 on Sidewinder Road. The Fort Yuma Indian Reservation borders public lands near Pilot Knob. Every year, thousands of visitors come and enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Open space dry camping with a lot of room. Fee is $40 whether you stay 3 days or two weeks. Fill with water or dump at nearby Desert Trails RV Park for $10.

Cordless, Hostless - This is a "BOONDOCKING" NO-HOST RALLY; attendees may consider participating in impromptu happy hours and shared meals with other attendees at their discretion.

SkyMed will be onsite 9:00 AM, Friday, January 14th to provide a presentation about their services. They will be providing Pastries and Fruit.

Registration Process:

Register as a participant on our Arizona Airstream Club web site (so we know who’s coming).

Pilot Knob LTVA Access Permit - A BLM camp host is present to assist visitors, issue permits, and provide information.

  • The cost for the permits is $40.00.
  • Payment is made to the BLM camp host on-site.
  • Acceptable payment methods are by cash or check. 

If you have any questions, contact the Field Office prior to your arrival for more information regarding BLM and Long Term Visitor Areas or visit

Information specific to Pilot Knob LTVA is accessible at

BLM El Centro Field Office
1661 S 4th St
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 337-4400

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