Arizona State Land Department

Learn about camping and boondocking on Arizona State Trust Lands

Can You Remove Small Plants from Arizona State Trust Land?

In most cases, no. It is illegal to remove small plants from Arizona State Trust Lands without a permit. The State of Arizona has a long list of native plant species they've designated as protected. If you happen to see a pretty...

Dispersed Camping Near Lake Havasu, AZ

Most dispersed camping near Lake Havasu, AZ is on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management to the north and south of the city. All of it is on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. These are very popular camping areas in the Winter...

Camping on Arizona State Trust Lands

The State of Arizona permits camping on most of its 9.4 million acres of State Trust Lands. Camping is not free, however. On the other hand, boondocking (dispersed camping) is allowed at a very reasonable cost. See "Recreational Permits" below.