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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > San Carlos Ranger District

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Lake Isabel Picnic Ground

Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)
Number of Sites: 35

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General Description

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Lake Isabel Picnic Grounds (Day Use) are located in the Lake Isabel Recreation
Area. They are situated due west of Lake Isabel within a short walk of the shoreline. The facilities in the picnic grounds were remodeled in 1992 and are in excellent condition.

The picnic grounds consist of 35 individual family, walk-in picnic sites. Each
site contains a table and a standing grill. Several oversized tables are provided for larger family gatherings and many of the sites are fully handicapped accessible. Drinking water is supplied by a piped water system and by wells with hand pumps. Trash collection is by (2-cubic yard) dumpsters on site. Sanitation facilities include 8 single-vault toilets. The day use and parking areas have an average use rate of 50% for the normal operating season.

Other amenities and attractions include a wheelchair-accessible trail to Lake
Isabel and a fishing pier designed for people with disabilities. Nearby
opportunities include lake and stream fishing, hiking and biking trails.

Directions from Lake Isabel Recreation Area: Lake Isabel Picnic Grounds (Day Use) are located west of Lake Isabel.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-April through Mid-October (NOTE: Gated entrance; closure somewhat dependent upon weather) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping La Vista, Southside and St. Charles Campgrounds
ICON Tent Camping La Vista, Southside and St. Charles Campgrounds .2 miles
ICON Cold Water Fishing Stream through area; also Lake Isabel
ICON Group Picnicking Spruce and Ponderosa Group Campgrounds
ICON Hiking & Walking Cisneros Trailhead
ICON Mountain Biking Cisneros,St. Charles, Snowslide and Pole Creek Trails
ICON ATV Riding On Cisneros, Snowslide and Pole Creek Trails
ICON Motorcycle Riding On Cisneros,St. Charles, Snowslide and Pole Creek Trails
ICON Picnicking Lake Isabel Picnic Ground

Related Activities
Snowslide Trail - The quickest access I mile south of Lake Isabel to the sign on Highway 165. The trail comes out at a almost ever-present patch of snow that can be seen from I-25 when traveling south from Pueblo.

More Information

Visitor Information:

San Carlos Ranger District, 3170 East Main Street , CaƱon City, CO, 81212, Phone: 719-269-8500, Fax: 719-269-9719


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