Imperial Reservoir Area: Picacho State Recreation Area

Description:

This is a popular area for camping, fishing, desert exploring and river running. The area also has a group camping area (50 person), a group boat-in area (50 person), and three individual boat-in camp areas. There are 5 ramadas and 2 large picnic areas as well. Restroom facilities include showers. There are 5 campgrounds and two 2-lane boat launch ramps. Birdwatching, small game hunting for quail, doves, and ducks, and sportfishing are among other favorite activities at this recreation area.

Directions:

This state recreation area is 25 miles north of Yuma, Arizona on the Colorado River. There is an 18 mile dirt road upon entering the area and it is not recommended for large trailers.

Phone:

760-996-2963

Email:

picacho@parks.ca.gov

Address:

Picacho State Park P.O. Box 848 Winterhaven, CA 92283

Activities:

Biking Boating Camping Interpretive Programs Fishing Hiking Hunting Picnicking Recreational Vehicles Water Sports Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BOR - Bureau of Reclamation

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