Windy Point Site
Guide

Introduction

Located southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, you'll find Windy Point Recreation Site. It is in Chloride, Arizona and offers a variety of different things for visitors of all ages. Windy Point Site is an area of the United States that is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. While there, you will be surrounded by vast valleys and mountain ranges in the distance.

There are tall pinyon pine trees in the area, along with juniper woodland that fills the valleys and spaces in between. You’ll find Windy Point Recreation Site near the Cerbat Mountains. With an elevation peak of 6,000 feet, this is a hiker’s paradise. There are plenty of outdoor activities that visitors can enjoy, no matter the time of year that they visit.

You can go hiking, mountain biking, stargazing, birdwatching, and more. If an afternoon of exploration isn’t enough, you can camp right at Windy Point Site Campground. This is dispersed camping and if it’s full, there are a few other dispersed campgrounds in the area to park the RV for the evening.

RV Rentals in Windy Point Site

Transportation

Driving

Just south of Lake Mead National Recreation Site, Windy Point Site can be found just off of Highway 93. The majority of people traveling to this area will take Highway 93 nearly the entire way to Windy Point. This area of Arizona changes terrain quite a bit. One minute you’ll be surrounded by vast valleys and the next you’re driving through a mountain range.

While RVs are fine, it may be a little difficult to navigate the roads around Windy Point Site if you’re pulling a large trailer. Though the Bureau of Land Management takes care of the site itself, they also maintain Big Wash Road that leads directly to Windy Point. Stay on this road for 11 miles and you’ll reach the entrance.

No matter what time of year it is, people mostly get around on foot once they’ve arrived in the area itself. You could also get around on a mountain bike as well. Due to the quick-changing terrain, this is only suggested if you have experience riding a mountain bike. Pack a pair of long pants to stay safe from rattlesnakes and quality hiking boots to avoid sore feet.

Parking

Public Transportation

Campgrounds and parking in Windy Point Site

Campsites in Windy Point Site

First-come first-served

Windy Point Campground

If you’re wanting somewhere to stay while visiting Windy Point Site that is as convenient as possible, park your RV or pitch your tent at Windy Point Campground. You won’t have to waste time driving around to another campground and you’ll be able to wake up and enjoy all of the fun activities there are available. It is open year-round and dispersed camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can bring your pets here and enjoy a beautiful weekend under towering rock formations. This is also an amazing place to see the stars in the evening thanks to the high elevation and lack of pollution. There are vault toilets available for campers to use. A variety of campsites also have picnic tables and fire rings as well. You must bring your own firewood, as there isn’t any available in the area. This is a great place for the family to stay when visiting Windy Point!

Packsaddle Campground

Packsaddle Campground is a place near Windy Point Site that is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It is open year-round to visitors to this area of Arizona. The campsites there are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This a dispersed campground that is best for individual explorers or couples. There are no modern amenities and no RV hookups available. You will find vault toilets for campers to use. There are also fire rings and picnic tables for your convenience.

If you enjoy hiking, this is a great campground to choose. There are a couple of trailheads for trails that lead to beautiful views of Arizona. You will feel immersed in nature thanks to the surrounding trees and bluffs that separate one campsite from another. If you have kids, this may not be the best campground. There are cliffs in the area with steep downgrades that could pose a hazard to young explorers.

Kingman Wash Lake Mead Campground

Kingman Wash is a campground located near Lake Mead. It is a bit of a drive from Windy Point Recreation Site, but it’s well worth it. This is a beautiful place to stay and you’ll be quite close to the famous Hoover Dam. This is a free campground that offers dispersed camping. There are a handful of campsites for campers, all of which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kingman Wash is a campground for those wanting some peace and quiet.

If you’re looking to get immersed in nature, this is a great choice. You won’t find any RV hookups, fire pits, or even picnic tables there. Conveniently, there are vault toilets available. Due to its location, Kingman Wash Campground should be visited during nice weather. When it’s raining, the area can get washed out. It is a beautiful area that is prone to having many wild animals including deer and wild horses. If you want a secluded and quiet place to rest your head, Kingman Wash is a solid choice.

Seasonal activities in Windy Point Site

In-Season

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is easily one of the most popular activities for those visiting Windy Point Site. It’s the reason many people even come to the area in the first place. With giant rock formations and cliffs, there are plenty of different climbing options available.

Due to how remote Windy Point is, you’ll need to bring your own rock climbing gear, as there aren’t any rentals in the area. Once you reach the top, you’ll get stunning views that other adventurers may not see.

Hiking

Hiking is an amazing activity that nearly everyone can enjoy while visiting Windy Point Site. There are different trails in the area that you and your buddies can explore. Whether you’re a hiking expert or it’s your first trail, there is something for you.

This is a great way to get exercise and see what this area of Arizona has to offer. If you plan on taking on the more strenuous trails, consider wearing high-quality hiking boots.

Mountain Biking

Are you traveling with a thrill seeker? Do you consider yourself someone who enjoys an adrenaline rush? If you are, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of mountain biking while visiting Windy Point Site. This is a fun activity that will burn a ton of calories and allow you to take a unique path to explore the area. The terrain can change fairly quickly, which is why it’s important to wear the proper safety attire.

Off-Season

Wildlife Viewing

Something that the entire family can enjoy while visiting this area of Arizona is looking at the amazing wildlife throughout Windy Point Site. If you’re an avid bird watcher, you may want to pack a pair of binoculars in the RV. There are plenty of different animals that you may be able to spot during your visit.

One that’s most unique to the area is the Gila monster. It’s a large lizard that isn’t found in many other places. You’ll also see rattlesnakes, jaguars, and bighorn sheep.

Photography

Windy Point has quite a few breathtaking sites. There are giant rock formations, unique vegetation, and a beautiful view of a small town below. The sunsets are often shades of pink, purple and orange. They make for the perfect background of a group photo.

You can also bring along a DSLR to get amazing shots of animals in their natural habitats. This is a low-energy activity that the young, the elderly, and all visitors in between can enjoy.

Picnicking

What’s better than a handmade sandwich in the great outdoors? Picnicking is one of the most popular activities that visitors of Windy Point enjoy. In the winter you can bring a thermos of hot cocoa or in the warmer months, nothing can beat an ice-cold lemonade.

Be sure to pack up all of your belongings and clean up any garbage. This helps keep the area clean for animals that call it home and future visitors.

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