Picacho State Recreation Area

Picacho State Recreation Area


Location:24 miles off Interstate 8, north of Winterhaven, just east of Yuma, AZ. Park's remote location requires visitors to drive over 18 miles of dirt roads that are passable for cars and vehicles with trailers and motorhomes, but can be impassable in summer thunderstorms. Travelers on this road should carry extra water and other essential supplies.
Facilities:54 primitive family campsites (1 site @di), group camp, 2 boat-in group camps, solar showers, chemical toilets (é), picnic areas (é), hiking trails, boat ramps.
Activities:Camping, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, water-skiing, wildlife viewing, guided tours.
Special Features:Area was the site of a gold mining town in the 1800s, and visitors can hike to the ruins of the mill sites. Eight miles of the lower Colorado River are the recreation area's eastern border, providing opportunities for fishing and water sports. Temperatures at Picacho range from a wintertime low of 20 degrees to a summertime high of 120; the ideal time to visit is from mid-October to the end of April.
Address:c/o Colorado Desert District Office
200 Palm Canyon Dr
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Phone:760-393-3052
Web: www.picacho.statepark.org
Size: 6,759 acres.

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The ruins of the mill are a few miles from USCorp's newly acquired claims in the Picacho State Recreation Area.