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Betty's Kitchen, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 163 feet
Avg Time Round Trip - 1 hours
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack No
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Yuma AZ and Imperial Sand Dunes CA
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Fort Yuma Reservation
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Reservation Fort Yuma
Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Nov
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  7:40am - 5:58pm
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Betty's Kitchen Wildlife and Interpretive Area

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SITE: Betty's Kitchen is a wildlife interpretive area along the Colorado River just upstream of Laguna Dam. Heavy vegetation and access to water attracts herons, songbirds, waterfowl, and egrets.

FACILITIES PROVIDED: Betty's Kitchen includes a parking area, shady picnic tables, a small outdoor classroom, ramadas, and a fishing pier. The 0.5 mile fully-accessible interpretive trail was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1993.

FEATURES: The Betty's Kitchen Interpretive Trail winds through dense riverbottom vegetation past a fishing pier and over a rugged metal bridge. Interpretive panels along the walk familiarize the visitor with the natural and cultural features of "The Kitchen."

FEES/PERMITS REQUIRED: The fee is $5 daily per vehicle or $50 annually per vehicle, for up to 5 people per vehicle. There will be a $1 per person fee charged for each person over the 5 person limit. Visitors must pay daily fees at self-registration fee pipes located at the site or at the BLM Yuma Field Office located at 2555 E. Gila Ridge Road in Yuma. Annual permits are currently available for purchase at the Yuma Field Office. Interpretive tours are available for organized groups. Contact the Betty's Kitchen Protective Association at 520-627-2773 or 520-783-6485.

LIMITATIONS: Betty's Kitchen is open for day use only. All pets must be kept on a leash. Cooking fires are permitted in the provided grills only.

ACCESSIBILITY: The facilities, including the National Recreation Trail at Betty's Kitchen Wildlife and Interpretive Area are fully accessible.

    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Yuma, go seven miles east on U.S. Highway 95 to Avenue 7E (Laguna Dam Road). Turn north and follow this road for nine miles to just past Laguna Dam. Turn left and follow the signs to Betty's Kitchen.
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