|Marshland leading to Mittry Lake (way in the background)|
|The canal along the dusty road.|
Fire ring: Yes
Water Access: Yes
Fresh Water: No
Trash Service: Yes
Toilets: Yes (near boat ramp)
Dump station: No
Level sites: Yes
Verizon reception: 4G, 2 bars
Internet reception: 2 out of 5 barsCost: Free for up to 10 days
I said there was no shade in the data sheet because most of the vegetation around the wildlife area consists of big bushes but there are a few big trees with campsites near them so I guess you could find some shade.
|My second campsite, note the vegetation and stony soil.|
The most scenic campsites are along the water portion of Mittry Lake which are almost the first you come to upon entering the area but the drawback with these is the access road that runs virtually right next to these sites. If you continue along the access road past the boat launch for a mile or so you can find trails down off the access road that leads to more private, though less scenic, sites.
My time at the Mittry Lake Wildlife Area was fairly enjoyable but not really a top-notch boondocking experience due to congestion and lack of hiking trails but if you're looking for some free camping near Yuma the wildlife area fits the bill.
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