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BLM Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA)

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Bureau of Land Management

Overview The Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) was created in 1983 to fulfill the needs of winter visitors and to protect the local desert ecosystem from overuse. The campground is approximately 3,500 acres in size, flat landscape, sparsely vegetated with plants such as creosote bushes,…

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Permits and Fees Whether you're planning a single visit or coming back multiple times a year, enjoy the convenience of purchasing a pass before you arrive to cover recreation-related fees at Bureau of Land Management sites. Learn more about site-specific digital pass options at the Yuma Field…

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4 Reviews of BLM Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA)

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Beth M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2022

Spectacular views, but confusing layout. Can be very windy!

There are different sections to the area...LTVA and special BLM. Know where you are... look at maps and talk to the rangers/volunteers....although they weren't super helpful. Different passes for different areas.

Cell service is strong during the day, perfect for remote work, but at 3-4pm…

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SiteBluff overlooking south shore beach
Month of VisitMarch
Dee W.
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Lake view $180 for 7 month stay

This campground is part of the long-term visitor area by imperial dam outside of the Yuma proving ground.

You turn off 95 into the east Imperial Dam road. You'll feel like you were turning onto an army base because you go betweentwo large pieces of military hardware and I decided the road. Then…

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Month of VisitOctober
Dee W.
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Great spot for winter

The imperial dam ltva has everything you need to Winter over in the warmth. There are swimmable lakes in the area so also bring your kayak! There's a volunteer center that sells propane, runs a thrift shop, and sets up a lending library. Park as far from or close to others as you'd like. Trash and…

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Month of VisitOctober


BLM Imperial Dam Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) is located in Arizona


Exit Interstate 8 and follow S-24 North approximately22 miles to the turn off on Senator Wash road. Turnonto Senator Wash road and follow it for approximately2 miles to the campgrounds. This Long Term VisitorArea is located North of Yuma on the California side ofthe Colorado River.


32.901235769307135 N
114.49471809477885 W

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