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Squaw Lake Campground
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Squaw Lake CampgroundDIRECTIONS 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 onto Senator Wash Road and follow signs 4 miles to Squaw Lake.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SITE:  RV and tent camping sites, boat launch, and day use area on a backwater of the Colorado River directly above Imperial Dam.

FACILITIES PROVIDED:  125 RV sites, numerous dispersed tent sites, 4 restrooms with flush toilets and showers available for a fee, potable water at central location, trash and gray water disposal, RV dump station nearby at South Mesa, two boat ramps, cartop and trailered, two bouyed swimming areas, picnic tables and BBG grills, day use and boat trailer parking, pay phones, and hiking trail.

FEATURES:  This site provides opportunites for camping, hiking, swimming, fishing. boating, and picnicing, and has direct boat access to the Colorado River. Wildlife include numerous waterfowl, as well as quail, coyotes, and reptiles.

FEES/PERMITS REQUIRED:   The fee is $10 per vehicle for day-use, $15 per vehicle for overnight 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. Annual permits are currently available for purchase at the Yuma Field Office.

LIMITATIONS:  Camping use is limited to 14 days in any 28-day period. There are no lifeguards on duty. Legal boat speed in Squaw Lake is 5 mph, no wake. No wake zone ends at Colorado River.  In addition to existing rules and regulations, there are supplemental rules which are used to help manage this campground.

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:  Restrooms have accessible stalls. 

For further information contact:


  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