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Picacho State Recreation Area


Picacho State Recreation Area

Picacho State Recreation Area
Location Imperial County, California, USA
Nearest city Winterhaven, California

Picacho State Recreation Area is a camping, boating, and general recreation area located on a 9-mile stretch of the lower Colorado river at the site of Picacho, a defunct gold mining town.


  • Proposed for closure 1
  • Fish species 2
  • General information 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Proposed for closure

Picacho State Recreation Area is one of the 48 California state parks proposed for closure in January 2008 by California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of a deficit reduction program.[1]

Closure again seemed imminent in 2012 as a part of California's sweeping 70-park closure plan. However, Picacho SRA was never closed, and is fully operational as of 2013. A non-profit group Friends4Picacho was formed in 2012 to promote its continued operation.

Fish species

General information

  • Average Depth: 8 ft
  • Fishable Miles: 94
  • Elevation: 230 ft


  1. ^ List Of Calif. Parks To Close In Budget Proposal

External links

  • Arizona Boating Locations Facilities Map
  • Arizona Fishing Locations Map
  • Official web page
  • Colorado River Boating Trail Guide -- Blythe to Imperial Dam

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