Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument


Dry camping in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has been a surprise. I thought we might have a hard time finding a space since they don’t acccept reservations. The park had plenty of spaces for a 33ft RV.  We placed solar lights under the RV & under our jeep to stop any critters from living in our RV.  One of our rv neighbors had a dust devil damage his awning.


Next, we drove to the visitor center to find out what is happening in the park. I got my passport stamped. Then, one of the rangers told us where to find birds on the scenic drive. We life listed three new bird’s Wilson Warbler, Ash-throated Flycatcher and Scott’s Oriole.  He also pointed out where a crested saguaro is. I’ve developed an interest in finding them this Winter.

The scenic trail is well maintained. These are some of the signs on the scenic drive trail. A red button can be pushed to alert rescue personnel if you need help. Because we are so close to the border we found water and several cans of beans with pull tops on the ground by the red button sign.

The stars were out in full force here. We laid on our new coscto lounge chairs outside enjoying them. The sky is our tv when we dry camp.  This is the life.

Happy Dry Camping!


  • Ash-throated Flycatcher
  • Gambel’s Quail
  • Scott’s Oriole
  • Warren Warbler
  • Curved-billed Thrasher
  • Turkey Vultures
  • American Kestral

Moving into California now



4 thoughts on “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

  1. Great park!! I’m surprised the ranger didn’t give you the booklet “For Not So Junior Rangers.” There is a two page spread with all the crested saguaro and organ pipe, as well a,s the arches found on the drive. An outstanding resource. Love your crested saguaro:)

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