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Poso Group Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Reservation Remarks: NO FEE. THREE 12 FOOT TABLES, ONE 16 FOOT TABLE, 4 BENCHES AND 2 GRILLS.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

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The Poso Picnic Area is adjacent to Poso Campground. There are 3 group picnic sites with fireplaces, vault toilets and developed drinking water provided through hand pumps at the campground. Firewood is limited and no refuse receptacles are provided.

Directions from MONTE VISTA, COLORADO: TRAVEL 18 MILES NORTH ON HIGHWAY 285 TO LA GARITA ROAD (COUNTY ROAD 41G), WEST-NORTHWEST 14 MILES TO FOREST ROAD 675, THEN WEST 2 MILES TO CAMPGROUND ENTRANCE.

Directions from La Garita: Drive 10 miles northwest on County Road 690; then 1.5 miles west on Forest Road 710 to Poso Picnic Area.

Seasonal Information:
Recreation Season: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Limited services available) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Picnicking, Group Call for Current Fee 3 group picnic sites with tabl



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Poso Campground
No
ICON Cold Water Fishing Cave; Poso; South Fork Carnero Creeks
Yes
ICON Group Picnicking Poso Group Picnic Ground
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Cool Broth Canyon leads to La Garita and Geronimo Creek Trails
No



Nearby Services

Groceries: LA GARITA STORE (Private - Profit) Directions: EAST/SOUTHEAST ON FOREST ROAD 680 TEN MILES.

Nearest Pay Phone: LA GARITA STORE (Private - Profit) Directions: EAST/SOUTHEAST ON FOREST ROAD 680 TEN MILES.

Other Attractions: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit FOR 6 MILES TO HIGHWAY 112, THEN EAST 2 MILES TO CENTER, COLORADO.) Directions: TRAVEL EAST ON FOREST ROAD 690 15 MILES TO HIGHWAY



Related Activities
La Garita Creek Trail - The trail goes through all types of terrain as it goes toward Mesa Mountain (12,944 feet in elevation). The trail is used by horsemen, ATVs, motorcycles and foot traffic.

Poso Campground - Mountain Biking, fishing, four-wheel driving and big game hunting can all be accessed from Poso Family campground.



More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Saguache Ranger Station, 46525 Colorado Highway 114, P.O. Box 67 , Saguache, CO, 81149, Phone: 719-655-2553, TTY: 719-655-2547

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