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

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Manitou Lake Family Picnic Ground

Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2400.2 Meters)
Number of Sites: 42
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canon City
Point of Interest: Manitou Park Lake
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: day use - 6 am to 10 p.m. shelter rental 1-800-416-6992
Reservation Status: Accepted for pavilion
Usage: Heavy in Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

Manitou Lake Picnic Ground is located 7.1 miles north of Woodland Park along Colorado Highway 67. The elevation of the site is 7,700'. It has 42 picnic sites. Picnicking season begins in May and continues into October. A $4 parking fee is charged. All areas have tables, fire grates, potable water, vault toilets and garbage collection. The picnic ground is open year round. The pavilion can be reserved for group events by calling Rocky Mountain Recreation Company at 1-800-416-6992. The fee is $25.00 for reservations plus $4.00 per vehicle.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Travel 18 miles west on Highway 24 to Woodland Park. Turn north on Hwy 67 and drive 7.5 miles to Manitou Park Lake. The picnic grounds are on the south shore of the lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: March through September (NOTE: The picnic grounds remain open all year. Services are provided from March to September. All areas have tables, fire grates, potable water, vault toilets and garbage collection.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping South Meadows Campground, Painted Rocks Campground, Colorado Campground, Red Rocks Campground, Pike Community Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping South Meadows Campground, Painted Rocks Campground, Colorado Campground, Red Rocks Campground, Pike Community Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping South Meadows Campground, Painted Rocks Campground, Colorado Campground, Red Rocks Campground, Pike Community Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping South Meadows Campground, Painted Rocks Campground, Colorado Campground, Red Rocks Campground, Pike Community Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Manitou Park Lake, Trout Creek
Yes
ICON Ice Fishing Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Manitou Park Lake
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Painted Rocks Road, Rule Ridge Road, Lower Johns Gulch Road, Hotel Gulch Road
No
ICON Group Picnicking Manitou Lake Picnic Ground
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Manitou Lake Trail
No
ICON Horseback Riding Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Painted Rocks Road, Rule Ridge Road, Lower Johns Gulch Road, Hotel Gulch Road
No
ICON Plant Identification Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Manitou Lake Trail
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Manitou Park Lake
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Painted Rocks Road, Rule Ridge Road, Lower Johns Gulch Road, Hotel Gulch Road
No
ICON ATV Riding Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Painted Rocks Road, Rule Ridge Road, Lower Johns Gulch Road, Hotel Gulch Road
No
ICON Motorcycle Riding Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Painted Rocks Road, Rule Ridge Road, Lower Johns Gulch Road, Hotel Gulch Road
ICON Canoeing Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Manitou Park Lake
No
ICON Picnicking Manitou Lake Picnic Ground
No
ICON Scenic Driving Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Highway 67
Yes
ICON Sail Boarding Manitou Lake Picnic Ground - Manitou Lake
No



Related Activities
Colorado Campground - Colorado Campground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area. This campground is often used as a base to visit the many attractions in the Colorado Springs region.

Manitou Park Lake Trail - Manitou Lake Trail, #670, encircles the 34-acre reservoir and is open to hikers and mountain bikers. It's a short trail with little elevation gain. It makes a good turnaround for individuals riding the Centennial Trail.

Painted Rocks Campground - Painted Rocks Campground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area north of Woodland Park. It has 18 camp sites to accommodate campers at least 30' long.

Pike Community Group Site - The Pike Community Group Campground is located 5.3 miles north of Woodland Park on Colorado Highway 67. This area is developed for group camping but may be reserved for day use at the overnight use rate.

Red Rocks Group Site - The Red Rocks Group Campground is located 4 miles north of Woodland Park on Colorado Highway 67. This area is developed for group camping but may be reserved for day-use at the overnight-use rate.

South Meadows Campground - South Meadows Campground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area north of Woodland Park. Many visitors to this campground use it as a base from which they visit the many attractions in the area.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Pikes Peak Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 601 South Weber Street , Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, Phone: 719-636-1602, Fax: 719-477-8273

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