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“Precious”

Mittry Lake Wildlife Area
Ranked #16 of 52 things to do in Yuma
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Owner description: Situated in and near the floodplain of the Colorado River, this more than 60-acre nature reserve offers the outdoor enthusiast such activities as hiking, boating, sport fishing, nature study and bird watching.
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Over a year ago this wildlife area was partly destroyed because of a fire. It took them weeks to put the fire out.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how much the vegetation has bounced back.

I am not sure what people do on the big lake. I saw some pretty powerful motor boats being unloaded - that's not my idea of enjoying nature.

Also I saw a small lake with coots and a white heron and an egret an a pelican! I had never seen a pelican here before,
I tried to take some pictures (from a far distance, did not want to disturb the birds).
They turned out so-so. But it felt wonderful to just be able to watch those birds.

Whenever I am in Yuma I try and drive to Mittry Lake.
It's a small wildlife area but it's precious.

5  Thank JDm452
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

This lake area appears to have been developed to allow access to the water for fishing and light boating. Rock jetties, now well overgrown were created into the lake to allow access to deeper water for those without a boat or kayak/canoe. The attraction called Betty's Kitchen on the maps is under reconstruction (after a fire?) so is inaccessible and in other places they are cutting back the tall grasses at the lake edge to allow better lake access. There are many places to put in a canoe or pontoon boat but be warned the sides of the jetties are steep and I had a difficult time getting ashore from my pontoon boat. I advise anyone to make sure they find a proper ramp to get in and out unless they want an early bath. Follow the gravel road around the lake and you will come to a picnic area with a handicap accessible wooden dock for fishing and a concrete launch ramp. I fished for several hours for bass but had no success, the locals told me the water has to warm up a lot more before the fishing improves (that was in March).The variety of birds is amazing, lots to look at, and the produce fields on the way to the lake from Yuma are also very interesting.

7  Thank mufcn01
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Beautiful area with lots of birds. I've heard the fishing is great also.

4  Thank imdbh
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Nature, fishing, wild life. What is there not to like

3  Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 20 March 2016
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1  Thank Dmitrii T
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