The Undisputed Champ!

The Imperial Dam LTVA

When it comes to the BLM Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVA), there is simply not another that’s even in the same game as the Imperial Dam LTVA. Sure its sister, Quartzsite, gets many more visitors, however it falls short in terms of services, cleanliness and beauty compared to the “Imperial”. Need an LTVA for the summer months? How about the new beachfront LTVA, The Baja LTVA!

Announcing the Baja LTVA!

You have got to checkout the newest LTVA! The Baja LTVA which offers over-sized beach front and ocean view LTVA lots starting at $300 for the entire season!. Your choice, summer or winter.

Solar Co-op

2000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter: $299
80 AMp MPPT Controller $199 Sale: $179
All Items Marine Rated and Field Tested!
Save up to 200% = Hundreds of dollars!
AND onsite installation available!


Summer Season Open

The Baja LTVA is taking reservations for the summer season at long established campgrounds. LTVAers will receive a free upgrade while the Baja LTVA is under construction. 

Imperial Dam LTVA Interactive Maps

Imperial Dam Calendar of Events


The LTVA’s Best Bargain

The Imperial Dam LTVA

At $180 for 7 months, or even at $40 for two weeks, this is the best camping deal anywhere! The area is spotless, and although you will be boondocking where solar for most, is a must, the availability of dump stations, potable water and dumpsters, all included, makes this a fantastic place to call home for the winter. Did we mention we’re just a 1/2 hour away from Baja Mexico and its high-quality, low cost dentists and cheap prescription drugs?

The Lakes, The River

They’re here: Imperial Dam LTVA

The Imperial Dam LTVA is located right on the Senator Wash Reservoir and Squaw Lake which connects to the Colorado River. There are numerous water-view campsites available on a first come, first serve basis. Two boat launch areas are part of your package, as are numerous water-front day use areas on both lakes. For an additional $75 annually, you can stay at water-front campsites for up to 14 days per month.


What’s Here

Discover what’s here at “The Imperial Dam LTVA”.  The administration building, amenities, kampgrounds, lake, desert and the Christian Service Center. The CSC provides a slew of services including mail and package service, and even a propane station. Find out about the all important CB radio for communications, which includes emergency services.

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What’s Near

There are some great places within driving distance of The Imperial Dam LTVA that offer everything from natural wonders and entertainment to every day supplies. Of note are The Yuma Proving Grounds Army Base three miles away, and Baja Mexico which offers high-quality low cost items including dental service and prescription drugs. Yuma, AZ is only 22 miles away for all of your shopping needs.

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There is a full menu of services available at The Imperial Dam LTVA ranging from fantastic amenities like the dump stations, potable water and dumpsters, to the services provided by the Christian Center such as postal service, propane and a thrift store, to name a few. Other members provide guided tours and even WiFi rental to visitors. And then there are those fantastic hot showers, 7 minutes for a buck.

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Imperial Dam LTVA

Quick Links


Imperial Dam LTVA: Administration

The Lakes

Imperial Dam LTVA: Senator Wash Reservior

The Desert

Imperial Dam LTVA: The Desert

Emergency Services

Imperial Dam LTVA: Emergency Services

Amenities & Services

Imperial Dam LTVA: Amenities

Boat Ramps

Imperial Dam LTVA: Boat Ramps

Baja Mexico

Imperial Dam LTVA: Going To Baja, Mexico


Imperial Dam LTVA: Our Liberry


Imperial Dam LTVA:  Neighborhoods

Day Use Areas

Imperial Dam LTVA: Day Use Areas

Christian Center

Imperial Dam LTVA: Christian Service Center

Boondocker Chatter

Imperial Dam LTVA - Boondocker Chatter Online

Imperial Dam LTVA’s Latest Blog Articles

Music on the Desert

A brief history of music on the desert, Music Row
and its musicians


The Christian Center Choir

A history of the church choir at the Christian
Service Center.


Arriving At The LTVA

Tips and directions for arriving at the
Imperial Dam LTVA.


The Art Of Boondocking

If you’re new to Boondocking, or even an experienced boondocker, you should check out the RVHobo article, “The Art of Boondocking“. It was written by a couple who have crossed the United States six times and have Boondocked from Baja Mexico, all the way to 400 miles North of the Arctic Circle. These are the experts who provided the technology to the U.S. Forest Service for an energy, water and communications unit to be used in the remote forests of the United States.

RV Hobo - The Art of Boondocking

Imperial Dam LTVA

What’s Important To Know

Imperial Dam LTVA

While there certainly are many other important things here at the Imperial Dam LTVA, this should help get you started. If you’re new to the area or considering a stay here, we recommend you also read the What’s Here and What’s Near pages. When you want to know where things are here, be sure to check out the Imperial Dam Interactive Map.

The Imperial Dam LTVA, the jewel in the crown of the BLM!

Getting Here

Imperial Dam LTVA: Getting Here

Services & Ammenities

Imperial Dam LTVA: Ammenities


Imperial Dam LTVA: Activities

CB Radio: Emergencies & More

Imperial Dam LTVA: CB Radio

Cell Service

Imperial Dam LTVA: Cell Service

Television Service

Imperial Dam LTVA: Television Service