Picacho CA State Recreation Area


An hour’s drive north of Yuma, Arizona, Picacho State Recreation Area in Southern California offers a spectacular and dramatic, rugged landscape along with the lush haven of the Colorado River.

The park is at the site of Picacho, once a gold mining town. There are trails interpreting the area’s mining history as well as a historic graveyard. It’s a popular park during the cooler winter and spring seasons, when visitors come out to enjoy the park’s kayaking and boating, fishing, hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and camping opportunities. In fact, a lot of the park’s visitors cruise in by boat.

Picacho CA State Recreation Area is located at Interpark Rd, Winterhaven, CA 92283. Tel: (760) 996-2963,
Web: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=641

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