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Yuma Cross State Park
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Yuma Cross State Park
Description - Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park offers some of the richest history in Southwest Arizona. This 20-acre area which runs along the Colorado River was first inhabited by the prehistoric Patayan culture. Later it became host to the Quechan Native American tribe, Spanish explorers, mountain men, 30,000 gold seeking emigrants, soldiers, muleskinners, railroad engineers, steamboat captains and shipping magnates. As an important river crossing, the area became a point of controversy as different business interests battled for control of Yuma Crossing and the ferry business. During the late 1800s, Yuma Crossing served as the U.S. Army Quartermaster Depot, the main supply depot for the military. It provided supplies to military outposts in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, and Utah.

Visitors to this unique and diverse area will be able to step back in time to witness evidence of five centuries of history. Tourists can explore the museum and follow the park's pathways as they wind near various historic buildings and through beautifully landscaped areas.

Park attractions include a Commanding Officer's Quarters, U.S. Army Quartermaster Supply Depot, visitor center and the transportation museum. Facilities include a stage and amphitheater, gift shop, picnic area and handicapped accessible restrooms.

Recreation - Recreational opportunities offered by this 9 acre site relate to the historical buildings, museum and surrounding landscape. Additionally a picnic area has been provided.

Climate - Yuma has a low elevation of 140 feet and experiences a hot desert climate. During the summer months visitors can expect very hot temperatures with afternoon thunderstorms possible especially in July and August. Daytime high temperatures can exceed 115 degrees. Winter brings moderate temperatures, with warm days and cool to cold nights. Winter is a good time to experience this normally snow free area. Fall and spring are transitional periods and can also be nice times to visit these desert regions. Be prepared for cool temperatures at higher elevations and dress in layers for your travels in this state of varying climates.

Location - Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park is located in the southwest corner of Arizona in the town of Yuma. The park can be found from the Fourth Avenue, I-8 exit south from the interstate. After crossing the Colorado River, the entrance to the park is on the east side of Fourth Avenue.


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Arizona State Parks - Arizona's State Parks feature lakes, reservoirs, caves, mountains, unique geologic formations and significant historic sites. From pine forests to spectacular deserts, the State Parks offer something for just about everyone.
Arizona's Historic Sites -
Western Arizona - Downstream from the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River reaches Hoover Dam, where it forms Lake Mead. Western Arizona encompasses the area from Lake Mead, south past Yuma, to the Mexican border.

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Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park - Official Arizona State Parks website

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