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Senator Wash Boat Ramp & Day Use Area
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on the beachDIRECTIONS TO SITE:  Use Interstate 8 to Yuma, AZ.  Take the 4th Avenue exit to Imperial County Road S-24. Go north approximately 22 miles to Senator Wash Road. Turn left and follow signs 4 miles to Senator Wash Boat Ramp.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SITE:  Day use parking and boat ramp on a water storage reservoir near Imperial Dam in California.  Video:  Imperial Dam Recreation Area 

FACILITIES PROVIDED:  Day use parking, boat ramp, one restroom with flush toilets and outdoor showers, bouyed swimming area, trash disposal, pay phone.

FEATURES:  This site provides opportunities for picnics, swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, and wildlife viewing. Wildlife species include waterfowl, shore birds, coyotes, quail, and reptiles. The site also provides boat-in access to camping areas at Senator Wash North Shore, and Senator Wash South Shore.

FEES/PERMITS REQUIRED:  The fee is $10 per vehicle for day-use or $75 annually per vehicle for up to 5 people per vehicle. There will be a $1 per person fee charged for each person over the 5 person limit. Visitors must pay daily fees at self-registration fee pipes located at the site or at the BLM Yuma Field Office (address below). Annual permits are currently available for purchase at the Yuma Field Office.

LIMITATIONS:  Use is limited to day use only, 6am to 10pm. There are no lifeguards at the swimming area. Other rules are posted or available from on-site host.  The site does not have boat access to the Colorado River. 

A valid Arizona license is required for taking wildlife (including fish) in Arizona. Details are available at the Arizona Game and Fish License Page.  

ACCESSIBILITY:  Restroom has accessible stalls.

  Yuma Field Office
7341 E. 30th Street
Yuma, Arizona 85365
Phone: (928) 317-3200
Fax: (928) 317-3250
Field Manager:  John MacDonald
Hours:  7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F