On most BLM land (Bureau of Land Management) the public is allowed to camp for up to 14 days for free. The Table Mesa area is a BLM recreation area used for target shooting and by off road ATVs. We found a gravel turn-around after a drive on a gravel road for 2 or 3 miles. Except for a few jeeps and ATVs there were no other people. We did have one group off load some four wheelers in the evening and then return and depart the area at nearly mid-night. Hopefully they were not drug runners. Anyhow they did not bother us at all and we had a peaceful sleep.
The next day as we traveled northward and gaining elevation, the Saguaro cacti were becoming less common.