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House Creek Recreation Area

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General Description

Reservations can be obtained through the Reservation Center for the following sites:

House Creek Group Picnic Ground
House Creek Group Campground
Loop "B" sites in House Creek Family Campground

This area offers a four-lane concrete boat ramp, a boat dock, parking lot, picnic area, camping for trailers, RV's and tents, toilets and drinking water for your convenience. Fishing, walking, mountain bike riding and all kinds of boating activities are possible here. The maximum length of spurs is 50 feet.

Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel north at 11th street on Dolores-Norwood Road (Forest Road 526) for 6 miles. Then go southeast for 5.4 miles on House Creek Road (Forest Road 528).

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late March through Fall .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Area open. From Dolores, turn north on 11th Street which turns into the Dolores-Norwood Road. Follow signs to House Creek turn-off. Access is paved road up to and in the facility. This facility includes sanitary dumping station, group picnic area, a four-lane boat ramp and is adjacent to the House Creek Campground. Updated: 2004-07-14 11:58:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching House Creek Boat Launch
ICON Other Watercraft McPhee Reservoir
ICON Powered Boating McPhee Reservoir
ICON Sailing McPhee Reservoir
ICON Family Camping Trailers, RV's and tents
ICON Forest Areas House Creek Recreation Area
ICON Group Picnicking House Creek Group Picnic Grounds
ICON Hiking & Walking Roads and trails around McPhee Reservoir
ICON Mountain Biking Roads and trails around McPhee Reservoir
ICON Kayaking McPhee Reservoir
ICON Picnicking House Creek Picnic Grounds
ICON Viewing Scenery McPhee Reservoir

Related Activities
Dolores Fishing Site - Dolores Fishing Site provides the closest access to McPhee Reservoir from Dolores. There is a small graveled 20 car parking area, a small boat input and a toilet located here.

House Creek Boat Launch - Four-lane concrete boat ramp, one courtesy boat dock, parking lot, and composting toilets.

House Creek Campground - The complex has open play areas, a sanitary dumping station, a four-lane boat ramp, and parking area.

House Creek Group Picnic Ground - Reservations are required through the Reservation Center for the House Creek Group Picnic Ground.

House Creek Group Site - House Creek Group Campground requires reservations through the Reservation Center.

House Creek Picnic Ground - House Creek Family Picnic Ground includes 3 Family Units.

McPhee Reservior Recreation Area - McPhee Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Dolores Public Lands Office, 29211 Hwy 184 , Dolores, CO, 81323, Phone: 970-882-7296, Fax: 970-882-6841, TTY: 970-882-6842


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