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Smugglers Run
4.4 (8 reviews)
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Roam with care
Remember to enjoy these campgrounds in a sustainable, respectful way. Clean up after yourself, be friendly with others, and don't overstay your welcome :)
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32.8245, -112.2561
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Weather
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Forecast
jan
0.83"
68.4°
36.1°
feb
0.88"
72.4°
39.3°
mar
1"
79.1°
44°
apr
0.28"
87.8°
50.1°
may
0.17"
97.5°
59.3°
jun
0.08"
106.5°
68.1°
jul
0.98"
108.4°
76.9°
aug
0.96"
106.3°
76.3°
sep
0.72"
101.6°
68°
oct
0.47"
90.1°
54.1°
nov
0.58"
77°
41.7°
dec
0.97"
67°
34.8°
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Crowdedness
Others somewhat nearby, but still private
Fullness
Three quarters of spots are open
Noise
Rare man-made noise (trains, cars, etc...)
Shade
Very few shady spots
Cleanliness
A few trash spottings
Safety
Feels pretty safe
Road difficulty
Take it a little slow, but any vehicle should be fine
Features and amenities
Pets allowed
Are we there yet?
1marlene
5
Mar 2021
Great stop

This was a great stop. Lots of room and quiet but still easy on and off the 8. Thanks to a previous comment we knew to go far enough to ensure we were on BLM land. There are signs at the beginning. During road but we'll maintained. We will stay again if our timing coincides!

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oldhelgacassie
31
Mar 2021
Good, quiet, just check your map!

Make sure you're definitely on BLM land!! We pulled off on one of the first areas we saw other campers at. Around 9pm cops came and told us we were on private property. We had to turn on the BLM filter for the map to see that we were less than a mile off. 🥴 But to spare yourself the annoyance of having to move when you're about to set up for bed, triple check you're ON BLM land.

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73westy
7
Feb 2021
Lunch Time!

We took our new van for a test run for lunch in the desert! Great afternoon! Access to this location was easy. Fun little outing.

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cosmiccaravan
22
Feb 2021
I didn't see one smuggler!

Lots of spots. Wide open. Good signal. We stayed for a few days pretty quite. Few people camped out but more than enough room for everyone to stretch there legs. If the signs worry you just stay closer to the road, but we went about a mile down the road and we were happy to let our cats out with us.

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eddyxen
1
Nov 2020
Isolated

Came out at night in total darkness. Little creepy but easy to navigate. Found a spot a good ways from the highway and other campers. Total privacy. Night sky is amazing. Will be returning.

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patek
9
Nov 2020
Good spot

Found nice spot near cell tower ( turn left at the T ), some noise from the highway , no smugglers seen :), next time I would probably park near others (turn right at the T ) just to feel a bit safer .

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jomil29
59
May 2020
Close to highway

Lots of open space to camp, close to the highway, signed posted about being weary of illegal activity in the area. We spent one night with no issues and encountered no other vehicles.

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mrpj1751
57
Jan 2020
Smugglers Run

Litterally, signs posted. I only seen a few vehicles, but the low flying airplanes heading south made me wonder.. other than that you can hear distant noise from the I8 and yes this is in the middle of nowhere.

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