- April 16, 2013
- By admin
- In Arizona
Mittry Lake is located in Yuma County, about 18 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona, on the east side of the Colorado River. Mittry Lake has a lot to offer for the outdoor enthusiast. If you like to camp, go fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, or even ride on trails this would be a great location to satisfy your needs.
In 1951, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and the Secretary of the Interior (through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) entered into a lease and cooperative agreement to develop a part of the Mittry Lake area. In 1971, the U. S. Department of Interior gave the Arizona Game and Fish Department administrative control over 3,575 acres of land and water at the lake for the management and propagation of fish and wildlife, including migratory birds. Mittry Lake Wildlife Area objective is to optimize the wildlife habitat potential. It is also for public hunting and other wildlife-oriented recreation. The management emphasis is based on the 1951 lease and cooperative agreement.
There are now some public restrooms in the area right across from the boating dock but no specific areas designated areas for camping, but camping is allowed. There are a few restrictions you should know about such as, Open fires are allowed but only in certain areas. Season fire restrictions might be posted in the warmer summer months. Overnight camping is allowed but no more than 10 days per calender year. Any motorized vehicles may be allowed on designated roads and trails. Some areas might be closed to the public from November to February but to be certain you should always check with the Bureau of Land Management.
Please call the Bureau of Land Management Yuma Field Office at (928) 317-3200 for more information.