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The Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area is located approximately 35 miles from Safford (the nearest city with all services including hospital).   The area is generally accessible by all types of vehicles but the road can get rough at times, so be prepared to take it slow.   Once at the site be aware there is no electricity, drinking water or phones available.   Also if you plan on having a fire we encourage you to bring your own wood due to a very limited amount available on site.

Most use at this site occurs during the fall, winter and spring when the temperatures are pleasant.  OHV use can be heavy on weekends during this time, especially holiday weekends.  Summers are extremely hot.

There are campsites that have a picnic table and campfire ring, but if you don't need these amenities feel free to pick any undeveloped spot that meets your needs (excluding the parking areas and vicinity immediately around the tubs and wildlife viewing ponds).