Friday, June 14, 2013

Picacho River Campground

California Desert RV Camping
Colorado River Camping

Picacho SRA: Picacho State Recreation Area
not to be confused with Picacho Peak State Park on Arizona side of the Colorado River.

This riverside Picacho Camp is also not the "Paso Picacho Campground" inside Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, in the neighboring San Diego mountains.

Picacho Campground

Southern California Desert Camping -
54 camp sites on the Colorado River @ 100' elevation
first-come first-served camping

Max Camper Length: 35' and Max Trailer Length: 30'
3 boat launches; day use areas and campground open all day and all night.

Park Office: 760-996-2963

Long, graded dirt road leads to desert campground centrally located north of Interstate 8 on California - Arizona state border near Yuma, AZ.

Lower Colorado River campground has adequate space for tent camping as well as motorhomes. Vegetation makes for privacy at most sites. Tall tamarisk trees provide shade at some sites and sky view camp sites are located next to the cliffs. Recent wildfires have scorched some areas and river shorelines.

RV campers spend weeks wintering in the desert warmth and sunshine. Summer temps are often triple digit heat, so plan vacation time at this location based on weather reports for Yuma, AZ.

Large roomy camp sites with shade.

Colorado River on the waterfront?

No camp sites in the main campground are located directly on the river edge, but there are numerous secluded camps accessible by foot or 4x4 vehicle. Boat-in campground too. Outdoor recreation in the area include - hiking, camping, sightseeing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, off-roading, big river fishing, duck hunting.

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