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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > San Juan National Forest > Mancos-Dolores Ranger District

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Mcphee Boat Launch

Elevation: 7,400 Feet (2306.7 Meters)
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

A six-lane concrete boat ramp, fish cleaning station, two courtesy boat docks, flush toilets, drinking water and a marina are the developed sites in this area.

Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel south on Highway 145 and west on Highway 184 for about 7 miles to County Road 25. Turn north off this road and into the McPhee Recreation area complex on Forest Road 271.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Six lane ramp. Length of season will vary, depending on weather.Courtesy docks and fish cleaning station are available during late spring through fall, contact district at (970) 882-7296 for current conditions. ) .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Boat ramp open but courtesy docks are not in yet. Donations accepted for courtesy dock maintenance. Updated: 2004-04-22 14:43:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Powered Boating Boat rentals available
ICON Sailing McPhee Reservoir
ICON Other Watercraft McPhee Reservoir
ICON Boat Launching McPhee Reservoir
ICON Canoeing McPhee Reservoir

Related Activities
Mcphee Campground - McPhee Recreation Complex, on the south side of McPhee Reservoir, has the most modern camping facilities on the forest. There are showers, flush toilets, a sanitary dumping station, and 16 sites with electric hookups.

Mcphee Group Picnic Ground - McPhee Group Area has camping and picnicking sites, which are next to McPhee Campground. Volleyball posts, a ball field, and horseshoe pits are provided.

Mcphee Group Site - McPhee Group Area has camping and picnicking sites, which are next to McPhee Campground. Volleyball posts, a ball field, and horseshoe pits are provided.

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

McPhee Reservoir Documentary Site - Even if you do not actually see individual animals, you will find the type of natural habitat where they can be found. Most species are best seen during very early morning hours or late afternoon and evening.

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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