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Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

#16 of 45 things to do in Yuma Features Animals
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A Fishing and Boating Treasure

It's an out of the way location, but appears to be a favorite for Dry Camping, Fishing, and... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Dennis B
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North Conway, New Hampshire
Away From It All!

We drove through the Mittry Lake Wildlife Area after leaving Yuma and on our way to Quartzsite. It... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
ECO1995
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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.
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  • Average25%
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“bass” (3 reviews)
“go fishing” (2 reviews)
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Yuma, AZ 85365
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Reviewed 31 March 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.

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank ECO1995
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.

Thank brownheart
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...More

5  Thank Russell W
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.

Thank Carson B
Reviewed 30 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...More

2  Thank MITCHEL N
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...More

Thank jumputah
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...More

2  Thank Charles C
Reviewed 24 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...More

1  Thank FrequentTraveler696
Reviewed 25 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...More

1  Thank Nancy
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Arizonasand2134
19 December 2016|
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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.
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