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Quick Facts

O'haver Lake Campground

Capacity: 300 People
Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 30
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: reservations accepted for the following sites: 1-3, 1, 11, 17-25
Reservation Status: Accepted for Selected Sites

O'haver Lake Campground Reservations

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General Description

O'Haver Lake is a small 15 acre reservoir where the whole family can enjoy a day of fishing and camping surrounded by tall pine trees. Because of it's popularity, the campground is usually filled by early afternoon. The campground has 29 sites some of which accommodate trailers up to 22 feet. Reservations are accepted for 17 sites. Sites 9, 12, 19, 20, 22, 24-26, 28 and 29 are lake side. Sites 10 and 11 are across the road from the wheelchair accessible fishing pier, and site 13 is not shady. The services provided are drinking water, vault toilets, tables, fire grates and garbage dumpsters. No hookups are available.

Fishing is a star attraction at O'Haver Lake, which has a wheelchair accessible pier. If the lake is too crowded Silver Creek and Poncha Creek are also close. Hikers may gain access to the Rainbow Trail, Colorado Trail and Continental Divide Trail at Marshall Pass (west of the campground). The closest four-wheeling opportunities are Poncha a Creek Road and Silver Creek Road, which are very popular. The aspen trees in the fall are spectacular in this area.

Directions from Poncha Springs: Travel south on Highway 285 for 5 miles, or until you reach County Road 200. Turn right on to County Road 200 for 2.3 miles. Look for County Road 202 and turn west on it and drive for 1.5 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Mid-September .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee The services provided are drin
extra vehicle charge Call for Current Fee An extra vehicle charge of $4

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Richard walker (GIG HARBOR , WA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My 3 freinds and I got there the day after the lake had been stocked with hundreds of hungry Snake River Cut Throat Trout. Fly Fishing was hot for us although others were struggling using bait!
Conditions: Mid May and it was cool and a little windy

Filed By: Kate (Santa Fe, NM)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This place is beautiful! I saw lots of other campers but there was plenty of space between sites so it didn't feel crowded. I especially liked the view of Mt. Ouray right across the lake. I think this is one of my favorite campgrounds ever.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping O'Haver Lake Campground
ICON RV Camping O'Haver Lake Campground
ICON Tent Camping O'Haver Lake Campground
ICON Trailer Camping O'Haver Lake Campground
ICON Camping O'haver Lake Campground
ICON Fishing O'Haver Lake, Poncha Creek, Silver Creek
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Poncha Creek Road, Silver Creek Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Rainbow Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Rainbow Trail, Poncha Creek Road, Silver Creek Road
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs O'Haver Lake
ICON Mountain Biking Poncha Creek Road, Silver Creek Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Poncha Creek Road, Silver Creek Road
ICON Canoeing O'Haver Lake
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Rainbow Trail

Related Activities
Marshall Pass (Colorado Trail) Trailhead - Marshall Pass Trailhead serves as an access point for the Continental Divide and the Colorado Trails and for visitors driving to the top of Marshall Pass.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Salida Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 325 Rainbow Blvd. , Salida, CO, 81201, Phone: 719-539-3591, Fax: 719-539-3593

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