Are you one of the thousands of BLM boondocking RVers flying south to Arizona this winter? If so you’ll love having one less thing to do before setting up camp in Yuma or Quartzsite.Â The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) short and long term visitation area (LTVA) permit systemÂ is now digital at YourPassNow.com.
BLM Boondocking Permit Changes in Arizona, Other Destinations
Arizona BLM boondocking just got easier.
Whether youâ€™re joining snowbird crowds and headed to a Quartzsite RV rally, boating on the Colorado River or making family road trip plans to the Grand Canyon, now you can buy your recreation permitÂ before ever leaving home.
â€œPurchasing a permit through YourPassNow offers our visitors improved access to recreational opportunities on public lands,â€� said William Mack, Jr., BLMâ€™s Colorado River District manager. In a recent press release outlining the service,Mack reported that â€œThis digital service will greatly improve the convenience of visiting LTVA sites for our visitors and streamline our internal BLM fee collection process.â€�
Between September 15 and April 15, BLM permits are required in many camping areas. For example, any camper who enjoys cheap or free BLM boondockingÂ in popular BLM Long Term Visitor Area dispersed camping destinations like Quartzsite, Lake Havasu and Yuma must have visible BLM parking decals on their rig.Â Boaters cruisingÂ along the 155 miles of lower Colorado River managed by the agency must also have permits.
How the New BLM Permit System Works
Remember when you had to arrive at a BLM LTVA during business hours to get a permit before setting up camp? The new YourPassNow.com website gives youÂ the ability to secure a permit online before ever leaving home.
After completing the online purchase process, you must print the receipt as proof of your purchase. Upon arrival in LTVA areas, you then trade it for visible BLM parking stickers. Buyers can obtain the decals during normal
René M. Agredano