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Mittry Lake Wildlife Area
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the lake at sunsetDIRECTIONS TO SITE:  Take AZ Highway 95 east 7 miles from Yuma, AZ. Turn north on Avenue 7E, go north 9 1/2 miles to pavement end. Continue on and Mittry Lake begins approximately 1/2 mile past end of pavement.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SITE:  The Mittry Lake Wildlife Area includes about 600 acres of water surface and 2400 acres of marsh or upland. A wide variety of vegetative and wildlife species can be found here, with a scenic backdrop of three mountain ranges. Numerous serpentine waterways connect to main lake body and make exploring by boat a unique experience. This area is jointly managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

FACILITIES PROVIDED:  Vault toilet, boat ramp and parking lot, trash dumpster at ramp, numerous dispersed camping sites, large jettys for fishing access, handicapped accessible fishing jetty.

FEATURES:  This area provides a wide variety of opportunities for camping, boating, hiking, fishing, waterfowl hunting, swimming, wildlife viewing and sightseeing.

FEES/PERMITS REQUIRED:  No fee required for camping, day use, or boat launching.

LIMITATIONS:  Camping is limited to 10 days per calendar year. One central trash collection point requires that visitors pack out their own trash. Use of all sites is on a first-come first- served basis. This lake is closed to water skiing but open to pleasure and fishing boat use. In addition to existing rules and regulations, there are supplemental rules which are used to help manage this site.  Fishermen must have Arizona fishing license or California fishing license with Colorado River Stamp.  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:  Vault toilet and one fishing jetty are accessible.