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Deep Lake Picnic Ground

Elevation: 10,580 Feet (3298.0 Meters)
Number of Sites: 5 picnic tables


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General Description

Deep Lake
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Deep Lake
NATURAL FEATURES
At an elevation of 10,580 feet, subalpine Deep Lake Picnic Area is on the south side of 37 acre Deep Lake. Located at the edge of a subalpine meadow, the picnic area has nice views of Deep Lake and the meadows surrounding.

FACILITIES
Deep Lake Picnic Area has 5 picnic tables, each next to a fire ring grill. Three of the picnic tables are near a lean-to shelter and the other two are closer to the lake. There is a vault toilet near the parking lot. Trash disposal is not available, so please pack your trash out. From the parking lot there are two paths and four fishing platforms on the shore of Deep Lake that are accessible to those Forest visitors using wheelchairs.

ATTRACTIONS
FISHING - Deep Lake receives heavy fishing pressures for the rainbow, brook
and lake trout present in the lake. The Colorado Division of Wildlife does stock the lake with rainbow trout on a regular basis.

BOATING - There is a good gravel boat ramp in this day use area for the
launching of small nonmotorized boats or boats with electric motors only.

HISTORY - Ute hunting parties camped at Deep Lake in the early 1800's.
President Teddy Roosevelt followed nearly a century later when his Flattops hunting party camped at the lake in 1905. Pioneer travelers on the Dotsero to Meeker wagon road rested at a hotel which was built on the lake in 1890. After the hotel was destroyed by fire in 1906, the U. S. Forest Service built a guard station on the northwest edge of Deep Lake. It has since then been removed. The historic Ute Trail is a rough 4-wheel drive road/ Trail #2031 accessible north of the lake.

Directions from Eagle: Travel 12 miles west of Eagle on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north on the Colorado River for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600. Stay on this road for 29 miles. Take a right toward the campground then a left to go down to the day use area.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 34 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north on the Colorado River for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600. Stay on this road for 29 miles. Take a right toward the campground then a left to go down to the day use area.

Directions from Vail: Travel 43 miles west on I-70 to the Dotsero exit. Turn north on the Colorado River for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto the Coffee Pot Road, FDR 600. Stay on this road for 29 miles. Take a right toward the campground then a left to go down to the day use area.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: July through October (NOTE: Day Use Only) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for the season Updated: 2002-01-16 09:53:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Electric Powered & Non-Motorized Boating Nonmotorized or small boats with electric motors permitted in Deep Lake.
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Fishing for rainbow, brook, and lake trout in Deep Lake
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Hunting
No
ICON Mountain Biking
Yes
ICON Picnicking Deep Lake Picnic Ground
Yes



Related Activities
Coffee Pot Road - The Coffee Pot Road, a gravel road which climbs over 4000 feet from the Colorado River, up onto the Flat Tops to Deep Lake, is a main access point for the south end of the Flat Tops.

Deep Lake - Deep Lake is a natural 37 acre lake at an elevation of 10,462 feet. Nonmotorized boats and boats with electric motors are permitted on this cold water lake.

Deep Creek General Forest Area - The Deep Creek General Forest Area is located northwest of Eagle on the southern end of the Flat Tops Wilderness. The area is accessed mainly by the Coffee Pot Road.

Deep Lake Campground - Deep Lake Campground sits on the edge of Deep Lake, at an elevation of 10,580 feet. It is the largest and most popular campground on the Eagle Ranger District.



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Visitor Information:

Eagle Ranger District, 125 W. 5th St., P.O. Box 720 , Eagle, CO, 81631, Phone: 970-328-6388, Fax: 970-328-6448

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