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Mix Lake Day Use Area

Reservation Remarks: 7 WALK-IN SITES.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

90% of the shoreline is rated easy to fish. Due to its proximity to the Platoro and Mix Lake Campground, this lake is heavily fished. It is stocked regularly with rainbow trout.

Directions from ANTONITO, COLORADO: TRAVEL WEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 17 FOR 23 MILES TO FOREST ROAD 250, NORTHWEST ON FOREST ROAD 250 22.6 MILES TO FOREST ROAD 247, .5 MILES SOUTHWEST TO PARKING AREA.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Mid-November (NOTE: Open until November 15 or until snow closes the road.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Mix Lake; Platoro Reservoir
Yes
ICON Picnicking Mix Lake Day Use Area
Yes



Nearby Services

Nearest Hospital: LOCAL (Private - Profit 0), EAST FOR 33.7 MILES TO HIGHWAY 15, THEN 12 MILES NORTH TO MONTE VISTA.) Directions: TRAVEL FOREST ROAD 250 OVER STUNNER PASS TO

Gas Station: SKYLINE LODGE, PLATORO, COLORADO (Private - Profit) Directions: 2 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250.

Groceries: SKYLINE LODGE, PLATORO, COLORADO (Private - Profit) Directions: 2 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250.

Nearest Pay Phone: SKYLINE LODGE, PLATORO, COLORADO (Private - Other) Directions: 2 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250.

Restaurants: SKYLINE LODGE, PLATORO, COLORADO (Private - Profit) Directions: 2 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250

Other Attractions: LOCAL (Private - Profit FOR 33.7 MILES TO HIGHWAY 15, THEN 12 MILES NORTH TO MONTE VISTA.) Directions: TRAVEL ON FOREST ROAD OVER STUNNER PASS TO ALAMOSA



Related Activities
Adams Fork - The Adams Fork flows from headwaters below Summit Peak on the Continental Divide to join the Conejos River near Platoro Reservoir.

Conejos River - The Conejos River provides more than 30 stream miles of high quality wild trout fishing. The Conejos River has more public fishing access along its length than any other major river in Colorado.

Conejos River Road - FR 250 Scenic Drive - Forest Road 250 is a graded dirt road that follows the Conejos River from Highway 17 to Platoro, crosses Stunner Pass, and then descends to the San Luis Valley along the Alamosa River.

Kerr Lake - The road is rough and steep in places and shouldn't be attempted without a 4 WD. 85% of the lake shore is rated is rated easy to fish.

Mix Lake - 90% of the shoreline is rated easy to fish. Due to its proximity to the Platoro and Mix Lake Campground, this lake is heavily fished. It is stocked regularly with rainbow trout.

Mix Lake Campground - Mix Lake Campground is located one mile west of Platoro in the Conejos River drainage. Many bodies of water provide fishing and there is access to the South San Juan Wilderness nearby.

Platoro Reservoir - Platoro Reservoir lies a short distance west of the tourist-mining village Platoro. The lake is 990 acres, the highest man-made lake in North America.

Upper Conejos River - Upper Conejos River is easily accessible and heavily fished, but remains excellent fishing.



More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
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Visitor Information:

Conejos Peak Ranger Station, 15571 County Road T-5, P.O. Box 420 , La Jara, CO, 81140, Phone: 719-274-8971, TTY: 719-274-3139

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