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.

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 located at 2555 E. Gila Ridge Road in Yuma. 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
2555 East Gila Ridge Road
Yuma, AZ 85365-2240
Phone: (928) 317-3200
Fax: (928) 317-3250
E-mail: YFOWEB_AZ@blm.gov 
Field Manager:  John MacDonald
Hours:  7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F