(nr Yuma AZ)
Mitty Lake Wildlife Area, north of Yuma along the Colorado River, is jointly managed by the BLM and Arizona Game and Fish. It is a wetlands region with a boat ramp, vault toilet, dumpsters, and a few jetties for fishing.
Tall bulrushes lined the gravel road that wound along the marsh with a few free campsites along the way; and a ridge overlooking the lake with room for several RVs. Most spots did not appeal to me. At the far south end, I finally found one that I liked. It was a bit more off the road, and next to a small dam with a pond.
The camp was just big enough for Tardis to fit, and had a nice view from all sides. It turned out to be the entry for Betty’s Kitchen trailhead and day use fee area. A few cars drove in and then right back out again. Otherwise, just some fishermen were about, and no other RVs or ATVs, making a quiet camp for a couple of days.
There was a little spit of land behind the rig, jutting out into the water, with a stone fire ring. It was an ideal spot to relax, watch the coots diving for dinner, and to see the moon rise in the evening.
Camp: Mittry Lake WA – BLM boondock
Scene: Lake, marsh, palms