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Address: Yuma, AZ 85365
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Situated in and near the floodplain of the Colorado River, this more than...

Situated in and near the floodplain of the Colorado River, this more than 60-acre nature reserve offers the outdoor enthusiast such activities as hiking, boating, sport fishing, nature study and bird watching.

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Lakes in Yuma?

You may be very surprised to know that Yuma has a very nice lake with bass fishing galore. It is located on the slopes of mountains that still have a lot of gold if you like to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 April 2016
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SANTA MONICA
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Yuma, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I see a lot of people boating & fishing during visits but I've visited only to be closer to nature & do some bird watching.

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SANTA MONICA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

You may be very surprised to know that Yuma has a very nice lake with bass fishing galore. It is located on the slopes of mountains that still have a lot of gold if you like to look for that sort of thing. In the winter months many snowbirds live near the lake and participate in organized activities.

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Highland, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a wonderful place to bird watch. The birds are calling at 5am. There is a great place for listening to rails and bitterns on the east side near the bridge. There were also boaters and fisherman the morning that we went. Expect dirt roads along the side of the lake

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Drop in your kayak, canoe, no-wake boat, or tube and get some fishing in here. There's camping spots (14-day BLM limit applies), tons of hiking, ATV, and 4WD trails, and even covered seating. Mittry is out of the way, and doesn't see a lot of traffic. It's a good spot to spend a couple of nights in the RV or... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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343 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Mittry Lake recreational area is a nice place with picnic tables, a nice boat launch and where dry camping is allowed. Looks like a good place to kayak or canoe. There must have been a fire not too long ago, as some of the vegetation was gone and charred.

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Calgary,Ab Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We have come to Mitry for a few years for a Putluck with the folks from our RV parks. We get a fire going and roast Hot dogs., play games and just have a great afternoon. They have a covered shelter which allows to be out of the sun if needed. Many people out in their boats fishing but believe... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Yes, this lake is far for the people that don't life in the foothill. However, it is a big lake with lots of room to have on any water toy including a boat. My husband and I went out here a few times to go fishing from our kayaks and it was a lot of fun. The only thing I... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

This is a place to get away and relax while fishing from the bank or in a boat. Good fishing and relaxation for the while family.

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Shelton, Washington
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258 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Depending on the season you will see different birds and wildlife here. Lots of scrub brush and cactus. Nice view of the mountains in the distance. Not too many people visit this place. Dogs need to watch out for the cactuses.

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Nelson, Canada
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Reedy and swampy, but our dog molly couldn't wait to jump in ! You can put in a canoe or small boat if you have one. We just enjoyed the contrast from dessert to water and the wildlife it provides.

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