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Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

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Address: Yuma, AZ 85365
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Situated in and near the floodplain of the Colorado River, this more than...

Situated in and near the floodplain of the Colorado River, this more than 60-acre nature reserve offers the outdoor enthusiast such activities as hiking, boating, sport fishing, nature study and bird watching.

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Away From It All!

We drove through the Mittry Lake Wildlife Area after leaving Yuma and on our way to Quartzsite. It was a long drive along the lake and on to a main road but very pleasant. It... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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Phoenix, Arizona
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an out of the way location, but appears to be a favorite for Dry Camping, Fishing, and Boating. There is a good burger place at the dock area.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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127 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We drove through the Mittry Lake Wildlife Area after leaving Yuma and on our way to Quartzsite. It was a long drive along the lake and on to a main road but very pleasant. It you have looked online and think this might be a place to camp while visiting the Yuma area, you would probably want to be closer... More 

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currently... Tucson AZ
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79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great for free camping. Not that far from town but a little grim. Maybe I am spoiled from traveling all over the country, but there are definitely prettier places out there than this.

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Quartzsite, Arizona
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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Mittry Lake is an awesome place to camp. We were able to get a spot to camp right at the base of a jetty. There were a lot of birds to watch and lovely sunrises and sunsets. The fishing must be good because a lot of people bring their boats here and go fishing.

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5 Thank Russell W
Yuma, Arizona
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I see a lot of people boating & fishing during visits but I've visited only to be closer to nature & do some bird watching.

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SANTA MONICA
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154 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

You may be very surprised to know that Yuma has a very nice lake with bass fishing galore. It is located on the slopes of mountains that still have a lot of gold if you like to look for that sort of thing. In the winter months many snowbirds live near the lake and participate in organized activities.

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Highland, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a wonderful place to bird watch. The birds are calling at 5am. There is a great place for listening to rails and bitterns on the east side near the bridge. There were also boaters and fisherman the morning that we went. Expect dirt roads along the side of the lake

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Thank jumputah
Yuma, Arizona
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Drop in your kayak, canoe, no-wake boat, or tube and get some fishing in here. There's camping spots (14-day BLM limit applies), tons of hiking, ATV, and 4WD trails, and even covered seating. Mittry is out of the way, and doesn't see a lot of traffic. It's a good spot to spend a couple of nights in the RV or... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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348 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Mittry Lake recreational area is a nice place with picnic tables, a nice boat launch and where dry camping is allowed. Looks like a good place to kayak or canoe. There must have been a fire not too long ago, as some of the vegetation was gone and charred.

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Calgary,Ab Canada
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121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We have come to Mitry for a few years for a Putluck with the folks from our RV parks. We get a fire going and roast Hot dogs., play games and just have a great afternoon. They have a covered shelter which allows to be out of the sun if needed. Many people out in their boats fishing but believe... More 

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