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Spring Creek Reservoir Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of sites: 2
Reservation Remarks: NO FEE. 2 7' TABLES AND 2 CEMENT BLOCK GRILLS.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Size: 2.5 Acres Spring Creek Reservoir




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General Description

This picnic area has fishing access to Spring Creek Reservoir. There are 2 picnic units, each with table and fireplace. One vault type toilet is provided, but there is no drinking water, garbage receptacles or firewood. There are no trees; it is open grass and willow brush country. One can fish in the Reservoir.

Directions from CREEDE, COLORADO: TRAVEL 19 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 149 TO SPRING CREEK RESERVOIR ENTRANCE.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Picnic area is open when snow melts and area could close earlier than stated due to snow.) .



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Filed By: TD (Amarillo, TX)
Difficulty:
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I caught a nice brook from the dam area, and waded around and picked up a couple more smaller ones on a spinner.
Water Availability: Small but nice lake.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Spring Creek Reservoir
Yes
ICON Picnicking Spring Creek Reservoir Picnic Ground
Yes



Nearby Services

Groceries: FREEMAN'S STORE (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 MILES SOUTH OF THIS SITE.



Related Activities
Regan Lake (House Canyon) Road 521 - This is an easy, short (4.8 miles), dead-end jeep road which primarily provides fishing access to Regan Lake (91.5 acres).

Silver Thread National Scenic Byway - This scenic highway passes through Creede and the Upper Rio Grande Valley and contains some of the most magnificent scenery and colorful history in the Sate of Colorado.



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Visitor Information:

Divide Ranger Station, 13308 West US Highway 160, P.O. Box 40 , Del Norte, CO, 81132, Phone: 719-657-3321, TTY: 719-657-6038

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