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Camping: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Cebolla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Deer Lakes Campground

Capacity: 14 People
Elevation: 10,400 Feet (3241.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 12
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

This site is located beside Deer Lakes and provides fishing access to them. Most visitors to this campground come for great fishing in a beautiful location. Hikers, backpackers and equestrians will enjoy the trails of the La Garita and Powderhorn Wilderness Areas located southeast and northeast (respectively) of this site.

Directions from Lake City: Drive 9 miles southeast on State Road 149 to Forest Road 788. Turn left and drive 3 miles northeast on Forest Road 788 to the site.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through September .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Facilities include parking spu

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Eugene Kiedrowski (Almont, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Camping now $12.00 Great area, out of the way but easy access, fun fishing, views.
Conditions: Most of the snow is now gone, ground is damp still. No skeeters or flies yet.
Water Availability: Had my own water. Theres a pump, but I didn't try it.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Campground was a bit busier and "civilized" than I normally prefer. However, I discovered the trail behind the lakes that gave access to the Calf Creek Plateau Trail, and was very pleased. It made for a great hike and opportunity to use my camera.
Conditions: Sunny, warm, and dry. Host said it hadn't rained in 3 weeks. However, this was admittedly unusual weather.
Water Availability: Campground had water available from a pump by the day-use parking area. It was a bit of a far walk from my site. But my site was the furthest up the road, too.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Caught a few brookies and some rainbows in the lakes. Popular day use area. Nice hosts in the campground

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Powderhorn and La Garita Wilderness Areas
ICON Camping Deer Lakes Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Deer Lakes
ICON Hiking & Walking Powderhorn and La Garita Wilderness Areas
ICON Horseback Riding Powderhorn and La Garita Wilderness Areas

Related Activities
Deer Lakes - Deer Lakes are a series of small, easily accessible, man-made reservoirs offering good to excellent fishing for rainbow trout.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Taylor River/Cebolla Ranger Districts, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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