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Fishing: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Divide Ranger District

Quick Facts

Reservoir (rio Grande) Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of sites: 4
Reservation Remarks: 2 - 7' TABLES AND 4 SQUARE BLOCK TYPE GRILLS. NO FEE. OPERATED BY FOREST SERVICE.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

This site overlooks Rio Grande Reservoir and has 4 picnic units, each with tables and fireplaces. One is located above, near the parking lot and three are below, down the steps and in the trees. No refuse receptacles are provided, so please pack your own trash. No firewood or drinking water is provided. There is ample parking for all but trailers.

Directions from CREEDE, COLORADO: TRAVEL 18 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST ON STATE HIGHWAY 149 TO FOREST ROAD 520, THEN 14 MILES WEST TO PICNIC AREA/BOAT RAMP ENTRANCE.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Opening and closing dates are dependent on snow conditions (not necessarily the listed dates).) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Other Watercraft Rio Grande Reservoir
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Rio Grande Reservoir
Yes
ICON Picnicking Reservoir (rio Grande) Picnic Ground
Yes



Nearby Services

Groceries: FREEMAN'S STORE (Private - Profit N,SHOWERS,WASHER/DRYERS AND UPS.) Directions: 22 MILES EAST OF THIS SITE. ALSO HAVE FISHING



Related Activities
Rio Grande Reservoir Road 520 Scenic Drive - Beautiful mountain scenery and numerous recreation facilities are found along the Rio Grande Reservoir Road #520.

Squaw Creek Trail - The trail primarily parallels Squaw Creek from Thirty Mile Campground to the Continental Divide. Good fishing is possible along Squaw Creek and nice camping areas are easy to find along the trail.

Thirty Mile Creek Trailhead - Campground and trailhead are located 31.1 miles southwest of Creede on Forest Road #520. Adjacent to Rio Grande River and Thirty Mile Resort.

Thirtymile Campground - Campground and trailhead are located 31.1 miles southwest of Creede on Forest Road #520. Adjacent to Rio Grande River and Thirty Mile Resort.

Weminuche Creek Trail - The Weminuche Trail provides quick and easy access to the Continental Divide. From Thirty Mile Campground, the trail allows a hiker to be at Weminuche Pass after an easy 4 hour trip.



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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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