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Quartzsite, Arizona

Quartzsite, incorporated in 1989, is sometimes referred to as "A Rockhounder’s Paradise." Tourism is the major economic factor in town. There are over 70 different mobile home and trailer parks in and around the area. These parks fill to capacity during the fall and winter months. People are drawn to town because of the numerous gem, mineral and swap meet shows spread out from October through March. It is estimated that nearly a million visitors flock to Quartzsite each year.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Tyson's Well Stage Station Museum

The original abode stage station was built in 1866

Quartzsite, AZ Museums

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1939 and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge encompasses 665,400 acres of pristine desert that is home to the desert bighorn sheep and the California palm, the only native palm in Arizona.

Quartzsite, AZ Wildlife Refuges

Palm Canyon Trail

Perhaps the only native palm trees in Arizona are tucked away in narrow, rugged canyons on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. The Palm Canyon Trail is a short hike and takes you near a stand of these unique plants, called California fan palms, Washingtonia filifera.

Quartzsite, AZ Natural Attractions


Grave of Hi Jolly

There is an scattering of old landmarks around Quartzsite, but the big attraction is the grave of Hadji Ali (Hi Jolly), the Arab camel driver. In 1935, the Governor of Arizona dedicated the pyramid, which marks his gravesite. This pyramid is one of the most visited spots in the southwest.

Quartzsite, AZ Cemeteries

Things to do near Quartzsite, AZ

Ironwood Public Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Desert Lakes Golf Club

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5 days...

Butterfield Golf Course

Surrounded by the Gila Mountains, pink sunrises, and orange sunsets, the Butterfield Golf Course holds eighteen holes (Par 3)...

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge

Imperial National Wildlife Refuge protects wildlife habitat along 30 miles of the lower Colorado River in Arizona and Califor...