Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area

Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area provides RV and tent camping sites, a boat launch, and a day use area on old river channel (oxbow) of the Colorado River. The site is heavily used on summer and holiday weekends, and is popular with winter visitors.

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Geographic Coordinates

33.387648, -114.711844


The site is located approximately 23 miles south of Blythe, CA and 68 miles northwest of Yuma, AZ.

From I-10:

Exit at Neighbours Blvd. /CA-78 in Blythe, California, heading south on Highway 78.

From I-8:

Exit north on Ogilby Rd. Turn right on Highway 78 heading north. The site is approximately 3 miles south of Palo Verde, California, at Colorado River mile 100. Turn east onto the gravel road at sign marked "Colorado River." Oxbow is ? mile east of Highway 78.


$10 day-use; $15 overnight; $75 annually