Quartzsite information


Quartzsite, Arizona is known as “The Rock Capital of the World!”  Each year, hundreds of thousands of snowbirds return to their favorite “winter nesting site” as vendors and artisans bring their best wares to our small rural community. Everything imaginable can be found in Quartzsite during our winter season.

With over 11,000 acres of dispersed BLM camping, 60 RV Parks, visitors enjoy the beauty of incredible sunrises and sunsets of the Sonoran Desert.

In addition to being an ATV Friendly Rock Hound’s Paradise, activities abound during our winter season; including Shopping in Open Air Swap Meets, Gold Mining, Hiking, RV Shows, Classic Car Shows, Fine Art, Quilt and Craft Shows, Special Events, and Daily Music Jams. Additions to our Town Park include the new Community Center, RC Track, and RC Flying Field. Be sure to visit Celia’s Rainbow Gardens, where community volunteers work together in this one-of-a-kind evolving botanical garden.

While visiting Quartzsite, enjoy the friendly atmosphere of our year-round and seasonal businesses.

We invite you to Make Quartzsite your Base Camp for the Winter!

In 2009, then-Mayor Wes Huntley proclaimed Quartzsite “The Rock Capital of the World.”

The Quartzsite region is a unique geological area, known for its rocks, gems and minerals. Residents of Quartzsite are proud of our rich history of gold mining, prospecting and love of rocks.  Quartzsite thrives on the “rock hounds” that visit each year; where buyers and sellers from around the world are attracted to our region for the finest rocks, gems and minerals. Quartzsite is also the home of the nation’s largest Rock and Gem Club.

Hi Jolly Cemetery

Hi Jolly or Hadji Ali, later known as Philip Tedro (born ‘Ali al-Hajaya c. 1828 – December 16, 1902). In 1856 he became one of the first camel drivers ever hired by the US Army to lead the camel driver experiment in the Southwest. Hi Jolly became a living legend until his death in Quartzsite, Arizona.


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