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Glamis Camping Areas

Glamis Camping Areas

  • Gecko Rd. - Cement Flats, Pads 1 - 5, Gecko Campground, Keyhole, Roadrunner

Gecko Road Sign   Gecko Road Turnoff   Gecko Road Pay Station
Pay station is on the right, just past the ranger station.  There is a pay phone and a bathroom near there too.  Garbage bins are bit past the pay station on the left. Pads 1- 5 are marked with paint on the road (see picture below).

Pad 2.5 Marking

  • Cement Flats - Hwy 78 & Gecko Rd. Turn right on Gecko Rd., then another right turn before Ranger Station. Bathroom.  No dumpster. Vendors are located across Gecko Rd.

    - GPS: 32 58.29 N / 115 10.32 W

Glamis Cement Flats   Glamis - Cement Flats

- Cement Flats - TerraServer Interactive Aerial Photos
- Cement Flats - Google Interactive Satellite Image
- Cement Flats - Google Earth Placemark

Glamis Ranger Station
Cement Flats is on the left.
Ranger Station is in the middle

  • Typical Gecko Road "Pad" style camping - Hardened pads just off of Gecko Road. Pad numbers go from 1 - 5 (order:1, 1.5 (new), 2, 2.5, 3, 5, 4).

Glamis Gecko Road Pad
Busy weekend on Gecko Road.

  • Pad 1 - Gecko Rd. - First hardened camping pad on the left. About 1/2 mile from Hwy 78. Pads are marked by white paint on road. Bathroom at Pay Station.  Dumpsters nearby.

    - GPS: 32 57.97 N / 115 10.23 W

    Gecko Pad 1   Gecko Pad 1   Gecko Pad 1

    - Pad 1 Satellite Image

  • Pad 1.5 - Gecko Rd. - New pad for 2006-2007 season.

  • Pad 2 - Gecko Rd. -  hardened camping pad on the left. 1 1/2 miles from Hwy 78.

    - GPS: 32 57.24 N / 115 09.68 W

Gecko Pad 2   Gecko Pad 2

- Pad 2 Satellite Image

  • Pad 2.5 - Gecko Rd. -  hardened camping pad on the left. About 2.8 miles from Hwy 78. Gecko Campground is real close to this pad.

- GPS: 32 56.52 N / 115 08.69 W

Gecko Pad 2.5   Gecko Pad 2.5   Gecko Pad 2.5

- Pad 2.5 Satellite Image

  • Gecko Loop - Paved loop. First left off of Gecko Rd. past pad 2.5. Bathrooms and Dumpsters available.

-GPS: 32 56.49 N / 115 08.40 W
- Gecko Loop - TerraServer Interactive Aerial Photos
- Gecko Loop - Google Interactive Satellite Image

Gecko Loop Campground Aerial   Gecko Loop Campground   Gecko Loop Campground
Glamis Gecko Campround and Pad 2.5 Aerial   Glamis Gecko Campround Aerial   Glamis Gecko Campround Aerial

  • Pad 3 & Pad 5 - Gecko Rd. - hardened camping pad. 3.7 miles from Hwy 78. Pad 5 is on the right, Pad 3 is on the left (heading towards Roadrunner)

-GPS: 32 55.92 N / 115 08.18 W

Gecko Pad 3  Gecko Pad 3 and 5   Gecko Pad 5   Gecko Pad 3

- Pad 3 & Pad 5 Satellite Image

  • Pad 4 - Gecko Rd. Last pad before Keyhole. Pad 4 comes after Pad 3 & 5. 5.1 miles from Hwy 78.

- GPS: 32 55.13 N / 115 07.28 W

Gecko Pad 4   Gecko Pad 4

- Pad 4 Satellite Image

  • Keyhole - Paved "keyhole" camping area.  Very small paved pad off of Gecko Rd. near Roadrunner. 5.4 miles from Hwy 78. No bathrooms or dumpster.

- GPS: 32 54.83 N / 115 06.94 W

Gecko Keyhole Campground   Gecko Keyhole Campground   Gecko Keyhole Campground

- Keyhole Satellite Image
- Keyhole Campground - Google Earth Placemark

  • RoadRunner Campground - Loop at end of Gecko Rd. 5.8 miles from Hwy 78. Camping spots fill up very early. Bathrooms & dumpster.

- GPS:32 54.68 N / 115 07.01 W
- Roadrunner and Keyhole Campground - TerraServer Interactive Aerial Photos
- Roadrunner Campground Satellite Image

Gecko Roadrunner Campground   Gecko Roadrunner Campground   Gecko Roadrunner Campground   Roadrunner Campground - Aerial Photo

  • Canal - Hwy 78 before Gecko Rd.

    - Canal Turnoff & Camping Satellite Image

  • Osborne Overlook - Hwy 78 between Gecko Rd. and Glamis Beach Store (3.8 miles west of Glamis Beach Store). Closed on holiday weekends (now used as BLM "command" center).  Small camping area.  Great access to big bowls. Dedicated to Hugh T. Osborne. No bathrooms or dumpsters.

- GPS: 32 59.01 N / 115 07.96 W
- Osborne Overlook - TerraServer Interactive Aerial Photos
- Osborne Overlook - Google Interactive Satellite Image

Glamis Osborne Overlook   Glamis Osborne Overlook   Glamis Osborne Overlook   Glamis Osborne Overlook)   Glamis Osborne Lookout

Glamis - Osborne Overlook   View of the dunes from Osborne Overlook

  • Glamis Flats - Hwy 78 just west of Glamis Store. New pit toilets installed summer of 2006.

- BLM Pay Station
- GPS: 32 59.55 N / 115 04.59 W

Glamis Flats   Glamis Flats Pay Station   New pit toilets at Glamis Flats
- Glamis Flats - TerraServer Interactive Aerial Photos
- Glamis Flats (vendor area) - Google Interactive Satellite Image
- Glamis Flats - Google Earth Placemark

  • Wash Road - Hwy 78 to Glamis Store. Wash Rd. is between the store and the railroad tracks.  Wash numbers start at the store and increase as you head south. Wash Rd. is typically filled with whoops and can be quite dusty. Wash 13 is 2.5 miles from Hwy 78.

Glamis Wash Rd.   Glamis Wash Rd.   Glamis Wash Rd.
Glamis Wash Rd.   Glamis Wash Road   

President's Weekend 2005 - Line leaving the washes:
Line Leaving Wash Road on President's Weekend   Line Leaving Wash Road on President's Weekend

Wash Rd. Aerial Pictures

Glamis Wash Rd. Aerial Image   Glamis Wash Rd. Aerial Image   Glamis Wash Rd. Aerial Image   Wash 10 from the air - Imperial Sand Dunes

- Wash Road - Google Interactive Satellite Image
- More Vault Toilets to be added at the ISDRA - Wash 4, 6 & 10

Other Points of Interest

  • Boardmanville - Bar & Restaurant. Wash 10 shortcut from dunes.

- GPS: 32 59.14 N / 115 02.06 W
- Boardmanville Photo Gallery - DuneBuggy.com
- Boardmanville - TerraServer Interactive Aerial Photos
- Boardmanville - Google Interactive Satellite Photos

Glamis Wash 10 Boardmanville shortcut

  • Brawley Slide

- GPS: 32 56.65 N / 115 04.82 W

Glamis Brawley Slide   Glamis- Brawley Slide

  • Cahuilla Ranger Station - Gecko Rd.

    - GPS: 32 58.44 N / 115 10.30 W
    - BLM Pay Station
    - Ranger Station - TerraServer Interactive Aerial Photos
    - Ranger Station - Google Interactive Satellite Photos

    Glamis Ranger Station   Glamis Cahuilla Ranger Station   Glamis Cahuilla Ranger Station

    Cahuilla Ranger Station Phone: 760-344-3919

  • China Wall

- GPS: 32 54.48 N / 115 02.19 W

Glamis China Wall   ISDRA Glamis China Wall

  • Competition Hill

Glamis Comp Hill

- Comp Hill Satellite Image
- Competition Hill - Google Earth Placemark

- GPS: 32 59.76 N / 115 04.37W
- Glamis Store - TerraServer Interactive Aerial Photos
- Glamis Beach Store - Google Interactive Satellite Image
- Glamis Beach Store - Google Earth Placemark

Glamis Beach Store   Glamis Beach Store   Glamis Beach Store Tower   Glamis Beach Store Aerial Image

Glamis Beach Store - 1980

- GPS: 32 57.77 N / 115 05.96 W
- Oldsmobile Live Video Feed - GlamisWeather.com
- Oldsmobile Hill Satellite Image
- Oldsmobile Hill - Google Earth Placemark

Oldsmobile Hill   ISDRA - Oldsmobile Hill from  the Air   ISDRA - Oldsmobile Hill "Highway" from  the air   Oldsmobile Hill - Halloween 2005

  • Sand Drags - Gecko Rd.

Glamis Sand Drags   Glamis Sand Drags   Glamis Sand Drags   Glamis Sand Drags
Glamis Sand Drags   Gecko Sand Drags   Gecko Sand Drags   Gecko Sand Drags
Gecko Sand Drags   Glamis Sand Drags School Bus   Glamis Sand Drags Elmo   Glamis Sand Drags Sand Rail
Glamis Sand Drags Sand Rail   Gecko Sand Drags Sand Rail   Gecko Sand Drags Sand Jeep   Gecko Sand Drags Sand Rail

  • Vendors (at Glamis Flats)

Glamis Vendor Flats   Glamis Vendor Flats

  • Blue Angles - Military flyover's are pretty frequent

Glamis - Blue Angels

  • Glamis Sunsets

Glamis Sunset   Glamis Sunset   Glamis Sunset

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Directions to Glamis:

Map of Imperial County

From Brawley - Hwy 78 east from Brawley.  Gecko Rd. is the first road to the right once inside Imperial sand Dunes Recreation Area.  Ranger Station is the building on the right. Continue on Hwy 78 past Osborne Lookout and Glamis Flats.  "Glamis" is right before the rail road traks.

From Blythe - As you pass Blythe,  look for the California Hwy 78 exit (Neighbors Blvd.).  Exit here and at the top of the ramp turn left (South). Continue South on Hwy 78 through Ripley and Palo Verde (~ 50 miles to Glamis). After you cross the railroad tracks, you will see Glamis Beach Store.

Other Information

BLM Pay Station
BLM pay stations:

- Gecko Rd. just past the Ranger Station
- Glamis Flats
- Wash Road

Telephone - Pay Phone Locations
Pay Phone Locations:
- Cahuilla Ranger Station
- Glamis Beach Store

Glamis - Nearest Hospital - Pioneers Memorial
Nearest Hospital - Pioneers Memorial Hospital, Brawley

RV Dump Glamis
RV Dump and Water Fill Locations

Report Litter Bugs - 760-344-3919

Zero Tolerance - No Littering at the Imperial Sand Dunes

Weather

Glamis Weather   Glamis Weather

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  • Brawley Inn

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