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Lady of the Lake Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9.920 Feet (3.1 Meters)
Number of Sites: 5
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 109 Breckenridge, Tennessee Pass
Recommended Season: Summer
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

Lady of the Lake Picnic Ground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Lady of the Lake Picnic Ground
Lady of the Lake Picnic Ground is located on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake. Surrounding the picnic ground is the Tabor Boat Ramp, Father Dyer Campground, Baby Doe Campground and Printer Boy Group Picnic Area and Campground. Recreation opportunities from this site include, but are not limited to the following: mountain biking, hiking & walking, ATV riding, four-wheel driving, water sports, canoeing and fishing. Picnic season begins in May and continues to October. The grounds are equipped with tables, toilets, fireplaces and trash collection. Camping is prohibited in these areas. They are restricted to day-use only. All picnic grounds close at 10:00 p.m.

Directions from Leadville: From the traffic light on Harrison Avenue drive north to Lake County Road 38 (Mountain View Drive). Make a left on to 38 and drive until you reach a "T" in the road. Turn right at the "T". Follow this road until you reach a large parking area. Turn left here and cross a set of railroad tracks. This road will bring you to Turquoise Lake Road (County Road 9). Turn right on 9 and follow it approximately 1.75 miles to Tabor Boat Ramp and Lady of the Lake Picnic Ground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through September (NOTE: Opening and closing date may change due to weather conditions.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
ICON Boat Launching Turquoise Lake - Tabor Boat Ramp, Matchless Boat Ramp
ICON Boating Turquoise Lake
ICON Fishing Turquoise Lake
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Bear Lake Road, Hagerman Pass Road, St. Kevin Gulch
ICON Hiking & Walking Turquoise Lake Trail, Colorado Trail, Timberline Lake Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail, Hagerman Pass, St. Kevin Road, Bear Lake Road, Timberline Lake Trail
ICON Animal Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
ICON Mushroom Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
ICON Plant Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
ICON Wildflower Identification Turquoise Lake General Forest Area - various trails
ICON Mountain Biking Dam Flats Loop; St. Kevin, Turquoise Lake Loop; Sugarloaf Mountain
ICON Motorcycle Riding Hagerman Pass, Sugarloaf Mountain Road, Bear Lake Road, St. Kevin Road
ICON Canoeing Turquoise Lake
ICON Picnicking Lady of the Lake Picnic Ground

Related Activities
Baby Doe Campground - Baby Doe Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake. It has 50 reservable sites with a maximum trailer size for the campground of 32'.

Bear Lake Trailhead - The trail that uses the Bear Lake Trailhead is the Colorado Trail in segment 9, Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake. From this landmark the Colorado Trail leads southwest toward the Timberline Lake Trailhead.

Belle Of Colorado Campground - Belle of Colorado Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake. Tent sites only are available at this campground.

Colorado Midland-Hagerman Pass Trail - This is a moderately easy loop in the Hagerman Pass area. This is a great walk for those with an interest in railroad and western history.

Colorado Trail (Turquoise Lake to Halfmoon Creek) - This section of the Colorado Trail is known as #10. It begins west of Turquoise Lake and ends 11.5 miles later in the Halfmoon Creek drainage.

ColoradoTrail (Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads users through lodgepole, spruce-fir and aspen forests. It consists of moderately difficult terrain.

Father Dyer Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. The Father Dyer Campground has the capacity to house trailers up to 32'.

Hagerman Pass - Visitors traveling the entire Hagerman Pass Road from Turquoise Lake Road (Forest Road 105) to Fryingpan Lakes Road (State Highway 4) drive 22.5 miles.

Native Trail - This trail exists within the Mount Massive Wilderness Area. Hikers or horseback riders may use a number of different trail routes that vary in difficulty and/or length.

St. Kevin Road - St. Kevin Road can be used for many recreation opportunities. Four-wheel drivers, motorcyclists, mountain bikers and ATV riders can enjoy it during the summer months. Snowmobilers enjoy it during the winter.

Tabor Boat Launch - On the shores of Turquoise Lake are two paved boat ramps. Tabor Boat Ramp is located on the northeastern shore of the lake.

Timberline Trail - This trail accesses Timberline Lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. This is open to foot traffic only.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Leadville Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 2015 North Poplar , Leadville, CO, 80461, Phone: 719-486-0749, Fax: 719-486-0928


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