Gordon Wells RV Park is located in the desert near the Imperial Sand Dunes near Interstate 8 in southeastern California. I think I stayed there for over four months. I loved that Park’s hosts Dee, Russell, and Thomas. I have the most amazing luck when it comes to meeting awesome folks. I need to mention my park mate Greg who stayed at the park for several months because he was a contractor working on the road nearby. I mention him because, it isn’t a good idea to venture out into the dunes alone. There are too many unexpected events that could occur; a crash, heat exhaustion, and or death. When I wasn’t riding with Greg, I would alert Thomas or Russell that I was leaving the park to play. When alone, I would either stay near Test Hill or the front of Buttercup, which is the opposite side of interstate 8 both are easy to get to in need of emergency.
I loved that the Test Hill area was pretty calm compared to Glamis. You can easily access Glamis from Gordon Wells with a trip down “sand highway” or you could traverse the many dune and valleys.
On major holiday weekends, Glamis is absolutely bonkers with the number of cars, trucks, and buggies. The most amazing and expensive vehicles descend on the area to showoff. One day and one night trip to Glamis is something to experience, “TOTAL CRAZINESS!!!!!”. I was fortunate to experience all the major holidays without incident.
If you don’t want to stay at the RV park there is available dispersed campgrounds just north of Interstate 8 in the southern dunes. Grays Well, Midway, and Buttercup are areas nearby that are maintained with dumpsters, toilets, and paved or packed gravel roads.
There is nothing like experiencing the dunes in a fast vehicle. The Best description is, "rollercoaster without rails".