Great Outdoors: Stuff to do in and around Yuma


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Go take a hike! ...and more great outdoor adventures

Movie in the Park

Movie in the Park

Enjoy a movie in the park at Desert Sun Stadium (Civic Center area). It's FREE!
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Catfish Rodeo

Catfish Rodeo

This is a really great, FREE event that happens each year. It's so fun!
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Fishing at the PAAC

Fishing at the PAAC

I think we've all been wondering about that pond at the PAAC. It's time to break it in! Come fishin'!
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Saddles of Joy Play Day

Saddles of Joy Play Day

Saddles of Joy will hold a Play Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It's open to the public and FREE (Donations always appreciated.)!  I suggest you go early and just stay as long as you can...
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Full Moon Hike

Full Moon Hike

Bring water, flashlight, and a good attitude!
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Outdoor Experience for Kids Ages 8-15

Outdoor Experience for Kids Ages 8-15

If your child likes the outdoors and wants to have the ultimate outdoor experience here in Yuma, this might be it. From June 6 - June 8 kids ages 8 - 15 can experience archery, kayaking, fishing,...
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FREE Kids to Park Day

FREE Kids to Park Day

From 6-8 p.m. all are welcome to the West Wetlands to enjoy fun with families. This is a FREE event. There will be hot dogs and water while they last. There will also be games and activities...
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FREE Entrance to National Parks This Weekend

FREE Entrance to National Parks This Weekend

The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge...
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FREE Fishing Clinic at Mittry Lake

FREE Fishing Clinic at Mittry Lake

The Rod & Gun Club is hosting this FREE fishing clinic at Mittry Lake for kids up to 16 years of age. If you can hold the pole, you're old enough! Hahaha.  
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Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in '16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free...
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Updated Star Wars Photo Shoot

Updated Star Wars Photo Shoot

  This FREE event just got bigger!  Wear your favorite Star Wars costume, if you can.  You can also display your Star Wars or desert artwork if you'd like.  Bring the family to this...
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Save the Date:  Silver Spur Rodeo

Save the Date: Silver Spur Rodeo

  Make sure to save the date(s) for our annual rodeo.  This marks 71 years for the Yuma Jaycees' Silver Spur Rodeo. The rodeo is a fun way to spend February 12 - 14.  There is always...
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Star Wars Photo Shoot

Star Wars Photo Shoot

  Join Firelight Cosplay for a Star Wars themed shoot, January 23, at the recreational area just outside of Yuma, AZ. We will be hitting up the same dunes as used in Return of the Jedi!...
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Territorial River Regatta

Territorial River Regatta

The Caballeros de Yuma host the Territorial River Regatta (float down).  Floating begins at 8 a.m.  The cost is $5 per person.  Groups often build themed floats and win prizes.  Click here...
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FREE Entrance Days in National Parks

April 18 & 19, 2015 are Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Parks listed waive their entrance fees on nationally designated fee free dates. Please check with each park for operating...
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Centennial Beach

Centennial Beach

Centennial Beach is another great spot to visit in Yuma this summer. Click here to see a video all about CB.
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Guided Hikes

Guided Hikes

Looks like there are several opportunities for some neat guided hikes.
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Running Boy Tours (guided vehicle tour)

Running Boy Tours (guided vehicle tour)

Yep, you heard that right. The desert is a really, really dusty place. If you drive through it at 30 mph in an open-air ATV, you are gonna get dirty. So is your purse, your sunglasses, and your...
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Yuma River Tubing

Yuma River Tubing

Yuma River Tubing is open! Another great summer activity is floating down the Colorado River.  This is great to do with friends or as a family.  Yuma River Tubing makes this a fun and easy...
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TUMCO Ghost Town

TUMCO Ghost Town

Last November, my family had a weekend full of visits to local ghost towns.  Here are some pictures of our trip to TUMCO. TUMCO stands for The Union Mining Company and is located 25 miles West of...
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