One day while at Yuma about 5 carloads decided to explore the area. We traveled about 75 miles roundtrip through Yuma Lakes, Mittry Lake, up to Squaw Lake and Senators Wash (a long term boondocking area), and finally to the Imperial Date Farm for a date shake before returning back to the VFW where I was staying.
On Mittry Lake is an area called Betty's Kitchen. From the 1930s through the flood of 1983, this area was a small community of about 10 permamnent residents, which included the restaurant, Betty's Kitchen. It was a popular stop for those coming up to fish on the river. But the flood of 1983 washed away the entire community and since they leased the land from the government, their leases were not renewed and now the area is a National Wildlife and Interpretive Area.
Pieces like this are all that remain of the community today.