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Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground

Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)
Number of Sites: 4
Other Maps: Pike National Forest
Recommended Season: Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground is located approximately 22 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. This picnic ground consists of four sites. Each site includes a table and a fire grate. The picnic ground facilities include vault toilets. Hiking and fishing are popular activities for visitors to this site.

Directions from Fairplay: Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground is located approximately 22 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. Visitors may reach this area by taking State Highway 285 north from Fairplay 17 miles to the town of Jefferson. Then drive west on County Road 35 for approximately 2 miles to Forest Developed Road 37. Travel northwest on FDR 37 for approximately 3 miles to the picnic ground.

Seasonal Information:
Limited Services: October through November . Normal Services Available: May through October .



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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Each picnic area is very separated from the others. Nice area. On a Saturday, no one was there but me.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
No
ICON Fishing Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground - Jefferson Lake, Jefferson Creek
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground - Colorado Trail
No
ICON Horseback Riding Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground - Colorado Trail
No
ICON Bird Identification Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground - Colorado Trail
No
ICON Mountain Biking Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground - Colorado Trail
No
ICON Picnicking Beaver Ponds Picnic Ground
Yes



Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for profit) Directions: Jefferson - Travel south on County Road 37 2.4 miles to County Road 35. Drive 2 miles southeast on County Road 35 to Highway 56.

fire and emergency services: (non-profit) Directions: Jefferson - Travel south on County Road 37 2.4 miles to County Road 35. Drive 2 miles southeast on County Road 35 to Highway 56.



Related Activities
Aspen Campground - The Aspen Campground consists of 12 family campsites each with a table, fire grate, and parking spur. Recreation opportunities include fishing in Jefferson Lake and hiking the Colorado Trail.

Jefferson Creek Campground - Jefferson Creek Campground consists of 17 individual family campsites with a table, fire grate and parking spur. Nearby attractions include fishing in Jefferson Lake and Creek, and hiking the Colorado Trail.

Lodgepole Campground - Lodgepole Campground is located approximately 21 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, Colorado. This campground consists of 35 individual family campsites.



More Information

Visitor Information:

South Park Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, P.O. Box 219 , Fairplay, CO, 80440, Phone: 719-836-2031

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