Trona Airport, Trona, California (See George or Beth Bass)
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Trona, CA
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We are a public airport, operated by a non-profit civic organization based near a town - Trona, California. There is a large selection of areas to place a camper, RV rig on the airport, but, services are very limited. Water is currently available to all visitors. Electric could be made available if it is truly necessary, at specific locations. Most of the area is flat, but, very sandy, if one leaves the typically traveled areas. We (my wife & I) live on the airfield and supply a reasonable amount of security and protection. There is a gate at the entrance that is typically opened at about 6:00 A.M. and closed about 9:00 P.M. Other specific arrangements can always be made, nearly anytime. Suggested Local Attractions:1.) Pinnacles Monument 2.) Death Valley 3.) Tour of the Searles Valley Mineral company plant (call for scheduling) 4.) Abundance of awesome off-roading areas very near by. 5. 35 miles to the nearest grocery store and other services. 6. 7 miles to fuel.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 30A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Offleash Area for Pets
Do not approach any hangars or hangar owners without an invitation. Aggressive animals will not be tolerated. We have a very friendly dog that likes all others and people. Controlled fires are acceptable seasonally, but, must be maintained very carefully. Your stay will consist of one day, as one 24 hour period, i.e.; check in 4:00 P.M. today, check out by 4:00 P.M. the following day - or, make arrangements to stay as long as you like. Airport proper is fenced with Barbed Wire. Please keep children under control, averting possible injury. Please be considerate of others. We make a serious effort to accommodate all visitors, and we do comment to the Boondockers' website following each and every stay. We look forward to commenting favorably on your visit also.
Access Road Conditions: Dirt and sand areas mostly, but, some paved area for those requiring it. Large choice of areas to choose from. No trees anywhere on the property. Generally, pulling through is acceptable. Paved county road leads to the property. Terrain is mostly very flat, and can be very sandy in spots. Power could be made available, at nominal fee, on a temporary basis. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Next to or near the rig and on the property.
Hosted By AngelDriver
Airport Manager - Former Farmer/Rancher from Arizona. Details: Husband & wife manager the property and live on this airport. We do welcome visitors to our area. We are located only 30-35 miles from Death Valley National Park. Although there are very few services available here, it makes a great place to set-up a base camp. Since we live here, we do provide reasonable security to the property. Home Town: Currently our home town is the place we live - Trona, Ca. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Anywhere in the high country around Flagstaff, AZ & Northern California. Skills or Expertise to Share: Many hours as a pilot of both general aviation aircraft and ultralight aircraft. Minor information regarding the immediate area and interesting sights. General knowledge of carpentry , electrical, plumbing, automotive stuff, etc. Most tools required for these projects.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
1 week ago
My stay here has been perfect. At first look this does not look inviting. But that is so far from the truth. Beautiful and peaceful spot to land at. George and Beth are fantastic hosts. Friendly and very knowledgeable about the area and its history. Security is top notch. I felt very safe taking off for the day to visit Death Valley and all the other sites around the area. I spent a week here and there were many places to explore. I knew my rig and everything was in a safe place. I also loved not having a bunch of other campers piled on top of each other. I will be back. No doubt. Electrical hookups are made available and there is water available. Just be a good camper/guest and be sure to leave a tip in the Pilots Lounge. Which is open to all. Sodas and snacks available for free. Surprised at the peaceful location that offers so much. Thanks George and Beth. You guys are the best.
1 week ago
We spent two nights here this weekend. George is a great host, very accommodating. Quiet stay with electric hookup & water available. apx 51 miles to Stovepipe Wells entrance to Death Valley NP. Fish Rocks & Trona Pinnacles are close by. We parked on nice level spot with access to Pilots lounge. great stay would definitely stay again. loved Mike the Dog ♥️
1 week ago
What an amazing stay! I’ve been living on the road for months now and I havent slept more peacefully than I did here. I felt so safe and really appreciated having the amenities from the Pilots Lounge right outside! George and Beth were the perfect hosts, they are so generous and kind and I felt so grateful to get to know them and hear their stories. One thing to note is there is absolutely no T-mobile or AT&T service. I was able to connect to the wifi at the hosts house or the library 4 miles down the road. Can’t wait to come back!
1 month ago
George was a great host and put us near water and electric which was very welcome after dry camping in Death Valley for the last week. Parking was super easy and the site perfectly level. We were by the pilots lounge so had a clean restroom to use if we wanted and other amenities such as coffee and soda. While he didn't ask for money of course we contribute via the donation jar. I highly recommend this stop and if you have an interest in planes or airports it will be even better!
1 month ago
I wasn't even a BW member when I stayed, but I signed up immediately after my stay. Bad weather chased me out of my campsite in Death Valley NP in the dark, and I was hoping to find a safe, quiet spot with very little ambient light where I could get some sleep. I pulled into the airport expecting to find it deserted late on Saturday night, but thankfully it wasn't. George had been waiting for another BW member to arrive, and allowed me to stay. I'm thankful for his hospitality.