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Marvine Lakes General Forest Area



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General Description

The Marvine Lakes general forest area offers access to a number of lakes and trails in the central part of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area of White River National Forest. Big Marvine Peak, the Marvine Lakes, Little Marvine Lakes, and Oyster Lake are some of the places accessible within this general forest area. Cold water fishing, hiking, big game hunting, and general scenery viewing are all available to the public.



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Open Updated: 2001-06-25 14:43:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
Yes
ICON Fishing
Yes
ICON Forest Areas Marvine Lakes General Forest Area
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
Yes
ICON Hunting
Yes



Related Activities
Big Ridge Trail - This trail begins near the mouth of Marvine Creek and climbs along Big Ridge to views of the surrounding mountains and valleys past several lakes and through a variety of ecosystems.

Big Ridge Trail/Cutoff Loop - This trail is located between Marvine Creek and the North Fork of the White River. This loops takes you out along Big Ridge Trail before reaching the cutoff trail that brings you back toward the trail head.

East Marvine Campground - East Marvine Campground is located 36 miles east of Meeker at an elevation of 8,200 feet. It offers fishing and trail access.

East Marvine Trail - The trail leads up East Marvine Creek, through the the Flat Tops Wilderness to Johnson Lake. Finally, Big Marvine Peak offers a panoramic view of the Flat Tops Wilderness and surrounding area.

Long Park Trail - The Long Park Trail connects the Deadhorse-Long Park Loop four-wheel drive road #230 and the North Fork Road, County Road 8; also it connects with Lost Park Road #293.

Lost Creek Trail - The Lost Creek Trail leads up Lost Creek to Lost Park. The trail links to the Salt Park Trail from which the South Fork of the Williams Fork and Salt Park are accessible.

Marvine Trail - The Marvine Trail begins at the end of County Road 12. It accesses Marvine Creek and Marvine Lakes providing great opportunity to fish.

Marvine Campground - This popular campground is located 36 miles east of Meeker along Marvine Creek, at an elevation of 8,200 feet. It offers access to a number of trails and lakes for hiking, fishing and hunting.

Papoose Trail - Papoose Creek Trail leads up Papoose Creek past several short waterfalls, to Papoose Basin. It then climbs onto the Flat Tops Plateau where it intersects the Oyster Lake Trail.

Ute Creek Trail - The trail leads up Ute Creek and eventually onto the Flat Tops Plateau. It intersects the Oyster Lake Trail just past Oyster Lake.



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Visitor Information:

Blanco Ranger District, 317 E. Market , Meeker, CO, 81641, Phone: 970-878-4039, Fax: 970-878-5173

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