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Mcphee Group Picnic Ground

Elevation: 7,400 Feet (2306.7 Meters)
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: 2 UNITS
Reservation Status: Required

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General Description

McPhee Group picnic area is next to McPhee Campground. Reservations are required through the reservation center. There are 2 group units (7 family units) with tables, grills, drinking water, and trash disposal. Volleyball posts, a ball field, and horseshoe pits are provided (please bring your own sports equipment). All of these locations have flush toilets and parking areas (including gravel overflow area). There is a trailer dump station.

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 Varies each season (NOTE: Call (970)8827296 for current information.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Picnicking, Group Call for Current Fee Two group sites available.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open, reservations available by calling 1-877-444-6777. Updated: 2003-06-09 16:16:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating McPhee Reservoir
ICON Cold Water Fishing McPhee Reservoir
ICON Group Picnicking Mcphee Group Picnic Ground
ICON Hiking & Walking Roads and trails around McPhee Reservoir
ICON Mountain Biking Roads and trails around McPhee Reservoir
ICON Viewing Scenery McPhee Reservoir

Related Activities
Mcphee Boat Launch - Six-lane concrete boat ramp, fish cleaning station, two courtesy boat docks, flush toilets, drinking water, Marina.

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.

McPhee Trail - McPhee Trail runs from PiƱon and Juniper Loops before reaching McPhee Overlook (0.5 mile). Splendid views of the lake and local sandstone cliff formations can be enjoyed all along its route.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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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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