Picacho State Recreation Area

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Picacho State Recreation Area
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Location Imperial County, California, USA
Nearest city Winterhaven, California
Coordinates 33°1′30.53″N 114°36′32.21″W / 33.0251472°N 114.6089472°W / 33.0251472; -114.6089472Coordinates: 33°1′30.53″N 114°36′32.21″W / 33.0251472°N 114.6089472°W / 33.0251472; -114.6089472

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[edit]

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[edit]

General information[edit]

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

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