Imperial Dam Recreation Area


In 1983, the Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area was established.  They started this place to have a place for winter visitors to stay, and to “protect the local desert ecosystem from over-use.”   The encampment incubuses 3,500 acres with level landscape, large various trees indigenous to the area, and varieties of cacti.

To get to the area, you would travel on Interstate 8 to Yuma, turn off onto the 4th Avenue exit to Imperial County road S-24.  From there you will travel north 22 miles to Senator Wash Road, turn left, and travel another 3 miles to your location. 

There are lots of activities you can do such as hike, fish, boating, swimming, rockhounding, and observe the many wildlife roaming the area.

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