Each fall, winter, and spring seasonal visitors come to the Blue Cloud Camping Area located off of California State Highway 62 near Big River, California. Blue Cloud Camping Area is a primitive camping area and serves as an overflow area to the heavily used Colorado River Resorts. Camping at the site is restricted to 14 days within a 28 day period, however visitors keep coming back and are attracted to the area because of its close (but not too close) proximity to the town of Parker, AZ as well as its breathtaking views of the Whipple Mountains Wilderness area.
From Needles, CA, take U.S. Highway 95 south approx. 45 miles to CA State Highway 62. Turn left on Hwy 62 and drive east approx. 12 miles to BLM Route NS776. Turn left onto NS776. The camping area will be on both sides of the route.