Imperial Dam Long Term Vistor Area

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Imperial Dam Long Term Vistor Area

Arizona

(928) 317-3200

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Things To Do

Overview

The Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) was created in 1983 to fulfill the needs of winter visitors and to protect the local desert ecosystem from over-use. The campground is approximately 3,500 acres in size, flat landscape, sparsely vegetated with plants such as Creosote bushes, Palo Verde trees, Ironwood trees, Mesquite trees and various species of cacti.

Map of Imperial Dam Long Term Vistor Area

Latitude, Longitude: 32.890327, -114.454708

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating available.

  • Bicycling

    Bike paths available.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Roads may be available; please contact park services for more information.

  • Camping

    Grey water dump sites, two restroom facilities with outdoor showers, black water dump site with water, trash removal, ramadas and dance floor / music performance area.

    Dam Long-Term Visitor Area includes the sites of Quail Hill, Kripple Kreek, Skunk Hollow, Beehive Mesa, and Coyote Ridge, serving self-contained vehicles only (the sites lack improvements). South Mesa Recreation Site, also within the Imperial Dam Long-Term Visitor Area, offers water, restrooms, and outside showers; the same seasons and fees apply.

    Squaw Lake Campground, at the end of the road, offers water, restrooms, coin showers, paved parking, and two boat ramps.

  • Climbing

    Climbing sites may be available; please contact park services for more information.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is available.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails are available.

  • Historic Sites

    Tours may be available; please contact park services for more information.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding may be available; please contact park services for more information.

  • Hunting

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Off-road driving may be permitted; please contact park services for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking sites are available.

  • RVing

    RVing is permitted.

  • Water Sports

    Boating and swimming are available.

  • Winter Sports

    The Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) was created in 1983 to fulfill the needs of winter visitors and to protect the local desert ecosystem from over-use.

Directions

Driving

Use Interstate 8 to Yuma, AZ. Take the 4th Avenue exit to Imperial County Road S-24. Go north approximately 22 miles to Senator Wash Road. Turn left onto Senator Wash Road and follow it for approximately 3 miles to the campgrounds. This Long Term Visitor Area is located North of Yuma on the California side of the Colorado River.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(928) 317-3200

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