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Picacho State Recreation Area

Winterhaven, California


Interpark Road at Picacho Road, Winterhaven, CA 92283
Winterhaven, California 92283
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Sites: 54
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 33.01857
Longitude: -114.62139

Elevation: 243' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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1 Review

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is along the Colorado River. However, you cannot see the river from the campground due to vegetation. The lower campsites are among the trees, and as you go up the hill the vegetation quickly thins out to a scattering creosote. Most of the sites are spread out (more dense among the trees). Sites have a fire pit and a concrete table. Many of the sites come with a shade pavilion. Sites are pretty level with room for trailer and vehicle. There are pit toilets and one composting toilet. I counted only 4 bathroom areas, so it is a trek from some of the sites. There are nice solar heated showers in the lower part of the campground with space for parking. There is no cell service here. Ask the campground host where you can hike to or drive to, if you need to check-in. There are water spigots and a dump station. The CG is 24 miles north of Winterhaven, CA. (You will want to get gas and stock up in Yuma.) The first 6 miles are paved. Once you cross The Great American Canal, the road is gravel. It is graded for 2-wheel drive. The road two lanes wide. There are a couple of blind corners where the road does get a bit narrower. The grades are gentle. A couple of spots have some wash-boarding where it is a bit steeper. As you get closer to the river the road goes through some washes, so be careful of flash flooding, especially in monsoon season. Allow a good hour from Winterhaven to the CG, more if you like to get out and take some pictures. There are two boat ramps near the campground. There is an area to put in canoes and kayaks. There are campsites for the boaters. There are picnic sites at both docks for day use. This is a great place for birding. Lots of hikes and 4WD roads. Picacho was a mining town. Most of the ghost town is now under water due to the dam. People come here to fish and swim as well. We camped at Picacho State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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