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Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area, AZ

Bureau of Land Management


Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area provides RV and tent camping sites, a boat launch, and a day use area on old river channel (oxbow) of the Colorado River. The site is heavily used on summer and holiday weekends, and is popular with winter visitors.


The site is located approximately 23 miles south of Blythe, CA and 68 miles northwest of Yuma, AZ. From I-10: Exit at Neighbours Blvd. /CA-78 in Blythe, California, heading south on Highway 78. From I-8: Exit north on Ogilby Rd. Turn right on Highway 78 heading north. The site is approximately 3 miles south of Palo Verde, California, at Colorado River mile 100. Turn east onto the gravel road at sign marked "Colorado River." Oxbow is Y mile east of Highway 78. helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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