Our town features the beautiful Sonoran Desert that’s rich in both history and precious minerals.
Established on what used to be Fort Tyson, which was once used for protection against Indian raids, Quartzsite got its name and fame from quartz that was found in the area. Today, Quartzsite is a rock hunter’s dream because of the discovery of agates, limonite cubes, gold and quartz. Some of the most popular attractions in Quartzsite are based on this finding of precious stones.
Quartzsite transforms throughout the year
Quartzsite is a constantly changing community in terms of size. During the winter months the population can reach over 250,000, while the summer months yields only around 3,500. This makes Quartzsite a great travel destination for the RVer looking to relax or join a community of fellow travelers.
When you’re ready for adventure…
Some sights that you’ll find in the backyard of the RV Pit Stop include the Kofa, New Water and Plomosa Mountains. And, just 17 miles into the yonder you’ll discover the reason the desert has so much life, the Colorado River. You’ll also find some rich history in areas such as the Spanish Wall, Crystal Hill, Tyson Tanks, and Tyson Wells Museum.
Some other facilities in Quartzsite include:
- Skateboard Park
- Baseball Field
- Volleyball and Basketball Courts
- Horseshoe Pits
- Remote Control Flying Site
- Celia’s Rainbow Gardens
- Senior Citizens Hall
- Recreation Centers
- Public Library and Museum
- 27-hole Desert Golf Course