Quartzsite is a town in La Paz County, Arizona, United States.
It is located in the Sonora Desert at 879 ft above sea level.
According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 3,677.
Quartszite was established in 1867 at the site of Old Fort Tyson and has been a meeting site to this day.
Quartzsite is located 20 miles east of the Colorado River on Interstate 10. I-10 runs directly through Quartzsite. Located at the intersection of U.S. Route 95 and Arizona State Route 95 with I-10.
Quartzsite has been a rock hound's paradise since the 1960s. These days, it is a mecca to well over a million visitors each year, most of whom converge on this small town in a wave of RVs during the winter months.
Quartzsite is a popular recreational vehicle and camping area for winter visitors. Tourism is the major contributor to Quartzsite's economy.
Fifteen general swap meets and nine major gem & mineral shows are very popular tourist attractions. These attract about 1.5 million people annually mostly in January and February.