Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

Quick Facts

Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

Arizona

(602) 942-3000

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Things To Do

Overview

Mittry Lake Wildlife Area lies in and adjacent to the floodplain of the Colorado River between Laguna and Imperial Dams. Mittry Lake covers approximately 750 acres, with much of the shoreline covered with cattails and bullrush. Mittry Lake has recently undergone rehabilitation work including marsh dredging, revegetation and fish habitat improvement, making it an ideal location for small game hunting and sportfishing. Major species for small game hunting include waterfowl, doves, quail, rabbit and raccoon. Major species of fish in the lake include largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, and bluegill. There are no camping facilities and the area is for day use only. However there is a 3-lane boat launch ramp for motorized boating on the lake. The area is also very popular for nature study and birdwatching.

Map of Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

Latitude, Longitude: 32.819187, -114.468145

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Activities

  • Boating

    There is a three-lane boat launch ramp for motorized boating on the lake. Numerous waterways connect to the main lake body and make exploring by boat a pleasant experience. Recent improvements to the main boat launch area include accessible parking, paving of the upper parking area and the installation of a new ADA approved restroom.

  • Camping

    There are no facilities or designated areas for camping, but camping is allowed.

  • Fishing

    The most common species encountered in Mittry Lake are largemouth bass, flathead and channel catfish, bluegill, tilapia, crappie and carp.

  • Hunting

    The Mittry Lake Wildlife Area is located within Game Management Unit 43B.

  • Picnicking

    Please contact the park for information about picnicking.

  • Water Sports

    There is a three-lane boat launch ramp for motorized boating on the lake. Numerous waterways connect to the main lake body and make exploring by boat a pleasant experience.

Seasonality/Weather

Temperatures vary from 30°F in December and January to 120°F in June and July. Rainfall averages about three inches per year, with most occurring during the winter months.

Directions

Driving

Mittry Lake is located in Yuma County, about 18 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona, on the east side of the Colorado River between Laguna and Imperial Dams.

From Yuma, take Highway 95 north to East Imperial Dam Road, then turn left (west) toward the lake, following wildlife area signs.

Flying

Nearest airport is Yuma, AZ.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(602) 942-3000

Campground reservations

(928) 317-3200

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