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Old 01-19-2022, 07:26 PM   #1
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Heading to Organ Pipe Nat. Monument in AZ -water question

In March we will be heading out to the Organ Pipe Nation Monument/Twin Peaks campground in AZ. Sites are all non hook-up but the website lists potable water as amenity. I assume this means I could fill my FW tank there when we arrive but I figured I'd ask the FR forum folks and see if anyone had personal experience there. FW available and easy to get to? How'd you like the park?

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Old 01-19-2022, 08:13 PM   #2
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In March we will be heading out to the Organ Pipe Nation Monument/Twin Peaks campground in AZ. Sites are all non hook-up but the website lists potable water as amenity. I assume this means I could fill my FW tank there when we arrive but I figured I'd ask the FR forum folks and see if anyone had personal experience there. FW available and easy to get to? How'd you like the park?

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Haven't been there, but the website says that there are several potable faucets on each row and the dump station has potable water. From several campsites that have had similar configurations, you'll probably want to carry extra fresh water hose to reach the faucets to fill your fresh water tank. Some people pull up near the faucets to fill their FWT, but that can create a traffic jam.
Looks like an interesting trip with limited cell and wireless service.
Safe travels.
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Old 01-20-2022, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion on the fillup from the ends of the rows (I didn't see any info on location of the FW locations). Unfortunately our site is toward the middle of a row so that would be a good bit of hose laid out.
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Actually, that's not exactly what the website said.... "Potable water is available throughout the campground. A dump-and-fill station is provided for RVs." https://www.nps.gov/orpi/planyourvisit/twin-peaks.htm
The national parks that we've gone to have a faucet located near three or four campsites, so we needed a slightly longer than normal water hose and we couldn't stay hooked up.
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OPCNM is one of our favorites in the SW. Stayed there a few times, and going back in a couple weeks. Very scenic area. And nice, well laid-out CG. Concrete landing pads, paved roads, and lots of tall cacti.

As I recall, we had decent Verizon service. Easy hiking out the door. Dark night skies. Backroads to explore. I believe there was potable water also at the DS - we were last there for 2 weeks and topped off water, most likely at the DS.

Good grocery store (Olsens Marketplace) 35 miles N in Ajo.

It's quite pleasant there during the winter but should be warming up some in March.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:41 PM   #6
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Ajo is a neat little town. Be sure you spend some time exploring the very interesting history of the town, and check out the railroad station there. Several interesting stores there for shopping too.
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Some campgrounds in the desert are kind of stingy with water. I've stayed in some where they ask you not to fill your camper. Some faucets don't have hose bib connections to discourage hooking your hose to it. Buy a Water Bandit so you are prepared, just in case.
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Some campgrounds in the desert are kind of stingy with water. I've stayed in some where they ask you not to fill your camper. Some faucets don't have hose bib connections to discourage hooking your hose to it. Buy a Water Bandit so you are prepared, just in case.
Good advice.

Hole in the Wall CG in Mojave National Preserve is like that - due to limited water resources there. When we go there we try to arrive full and leave empty to help preserve it. When we need some, we fill a 6 gal jug and "winterize" it into our tank.
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Organ Pipe Water

There are water spigots on every row, at least one. No hose connection, bucket or jug to carry it. There is water at the dump station to hook up to your RV.
Just came from there, wonderful park.
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Thanks all - I appreciate the suggestions. We will be carrying water in our TT's FW tank and packing our collapsible jug to fill up if we run short. I saw a thread on the FR forum where someone had used a spare ShurFlo pump to move water from a portable container to the TT tank. Going to do that with my spare pump before we go!
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