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Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

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Free rustic campsites--fishing and boating fun

It's stark and unfinished, but free and convenient to Yuma. There are no amenities, beyond a picnic... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great Park

This is a very good park to relax, fish or for off roading. There are picnic tables available or... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2017
Alberta, Canada
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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.
Yuma, AZ 85365
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

I moved to Yuma Arizona from the California coast about a year ago and was bummed because there's been no place to take my dog for a swim. At least not until I found Lake Mittry! I was pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful lake....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sallyjb882018
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This lake is a lot bigger than my son and I expected. It's an ideal fishing spot if you have a boat, and you can easily fish from the shore as well (that's what we did). There are jetties between Betty's Kitchen and the boat...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Under a porgram to revitalize the area. Locals boat and fish in area but not a place for tourist. A lot of gravel roads.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Bob A
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Our outing to Mittry lake was enjoyed by about 25 of us where we gathered to have a wiener roast. The area we chose was sheltered from the wind so it was warm and comfortable to be out in this area.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 498wendyf
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Had the most amazing 10 days camping, eating, getting to know each other by the campfire surrounded by this beautiful lake setting. I will never forget this place. The birds and ducks. A hidden jewel. Easy access to restrooms and trash. Hiking trails all around....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ki0ki
Reviewed February 12, 2018

It's stark and unfinished, but free and convenient to Yuma. There are no amenities, beyond a picnic shelter and boat launch, but there's water here for relief from the desert dry heat, with campsites all along, up for grabs. Fishing, boating and sitting around appear...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ECP-Writes
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We were looking forward to hiking - but nothing like that really exists here. Plenty of free campsites. Could be cool if you like to fish.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lrltshw
Reviewed December 27, 2017

This is a very good park to relax, fish or for off roading. There are picnic tables available or just stop along the lake for a quite time. There are good boat launchs also. There is lots of waterfowl on the lake.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank gjsamson
Reviewed March 31, 2017

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Dennis B
Reviewed March 15, 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...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank ECO1995
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December 18, 2016|
Response from Carson B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. I didn't get a permit. Going from Mitty Lake to Senators Wash there is a "guard station," if u r in that area they can tell u.