Amboy Crater in the Mojave Desert, California – Overnight RV Parking

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As we passed through the Mojave desert backcountry, we needed a place to stop over for a day or two. I had read that RV overnight parking might be allowed in the parking lot of Amboy Crater, a National Natural Landmark.

Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark Sign

We visited the site in early February 2022 and were pleasantly surprised by the nicely paved, level parking areas not too far off the old Route 66 highway. The expansive desert vistas, nearby volcano dome, and surrounding black lava fields make for a picturesque scene. Being away from any large cities the dark night sky stargazing is amazing!

Parking Lot Camping at the Amboy Crater in California

There is also a popular Route 66 historical attraction down the road a bit in Amboy called Roy’s Motel and Cafe.

Roy's Motel and Cafe

This video provides a satellite map overview of its location. Then some ground footage and information on the hiking trail to view the crater.

RV Visit to the Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark

Link to Amboy Town Roy’s Motel and Cafe Website

Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark RV Overnight Parking

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