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Quick Facts

Bear Lake Picnic Area

Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 0 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: Services include: picnic tables, fire grates, restroom, trash collection, parking area, fishing pier. No overnight camping
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Bear Lake Campground and Picnic Ground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Bear Lake Campground and Picnic Ground
The Bear Lake Picnic Ground is located in the Bear River area, 14 miles southwest of Yampa. The picnic area sits in a scenic spot, on the east end of Yampa Reservoir, adjacent to Bear Lake Campground.


The picnic ground has 6 sites, with picnic tables, fire grates, trash collection, and a restroom. Drinking water is available at the campground.

Directions from Yampa: Travel S/SW on Routt County Rd #7 approximately 7 miles to FDR 900. Travel another 7 miles on FDR 900 to Bear Lake Picnic Ground, on the left side of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through Mid-November (NOTE: Seasons may vary depending on weather and snow depth. No drinking water availableat the picnic ground. Trash service may be limited after October 1.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Yampa Reservoir, Bear River and other area lakes and streams.
ICON Hiking & Walking There are several trails along the Bear River Valley.
ICON Big Game Hunting surrounding area
ICON Picnicking Bear Lake Picnic Ground
ICON Viewing Scenery Bear River Valley and surrounding Flat Tops.

Nearby Services

Gas Station: Various (Private - Profit CO.) Directions: 14 miles northeast in Yampa.

Groceries: Various (Private - Profit CO.) Directions: 14 miles northeast in Yampa.

Nearest Pay Phone: Various (Private - Profit CO.) Directions: 14 miles northeast in Yampa.

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit CO. Proceed N/NW on CH 131 approx. 35 miles to Steamboat Springs, CO.) Directions: Northeast in Steamboat Springs.

Related Activities
Bear Lake Campground - Bear Lake Campground is located 14 miles southwest of Yampa in the Bear River area, at an elevation of 9,600 feet. It has 29 campsites

Bear River Designated Dispersed Campground - The Bear River Designated Dispersed Campground consists of 32 sites spread out along 10 miles of the Bear River Valley southwest of Yampa.

Mandall Lakes Trail - The Mandall Lakes Trail, located in the Flat Tops southwest of Yampa, leads from Yampa Reservoir, north past several lakes, to Mandall Pass.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yampa Ranger District, 300 Roselawn Ave., P.O. Box 7 , Yampa, CO, 80483, Phone: 970-638-4516, Fax: 970-638-4635


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