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Green Mountain Reservoir Recreation Area





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General Description

The Green Mountain Reservoir Recreation Area surrounds Green Mountain Reservoir, 15 miles north of Silverthorne. The reservoir is located on the Blue River at an elevation of 8,000 feet. Water surface for fishing is approximately 2,125 acres.


Directions from Silverthorne: Follow Highway 9 north of Silverthorne 14 miles. Turn left onto FDR 30 to go around the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir or continue on Highway 9 to travel around the east side of the reservoir.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Go 14 miles north on Hwy. 9. Turn left onto FDR 30 to go around the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir or continue on Highway 9 to travel around the east side of the reservoir.

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Go 14 miles north on Hwy. 9. Turn left onto FDR 30 to go around the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir or continue on Highway 9 to travel around the east side of the reservoir.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Dustin Hardage (colorado springs, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
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Filed By: Kim Fenske (Copper Mountain, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Green Mountain Reservoir is surrounded by miles of relatively undeveloped campgrounds with dirt roads, pit toilets, fire rings, garbage dumpsters, and very spacious campsites. The daily fee is $5.00 for 2005, with a $25.00 season pass available, as reasonable as any in the country. The spring is an ideal time to visit. Last weekend, I found blooming nipple cacti, yellow buttercup, moss campion, mountain phlox, and Wyoming paintbrush. With close access to wilderness trails and a remote high desert "Leave-No-Trace" attitude, I recommend the following U.S. Forest Service managed campgrounds: Elliott, Willows, Cow Creek North, Cow Creek South, and Cataract.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Came here looking to do some fishing only to find out that the drought has taken a toll on our Colorado lakes and rivers. It was sad to see how low the water was. It looked more like a creek. Hope to get some rain or snow to Fill it back up.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching Green Mountain Marina, McDonald Flats Boat Ramp
Yes
ICON Sailing Green Mountain Reservoir
Yes
ICON Family Camping 7 area campgrounds
Yes
ICON Fishing Green Mountain Reservoir, Blue River
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Area trails
Yes
ICON Canoeing Green Mountain Reservoir
Yes
ICON Recreation Areas Green Mountain Reservoir Recreation Area
Yes
ICON Sail Boarding Green Mountain Reservoir
Yes



Related Activities
Blue River Campground - The Blue River Campground is located north of Silverthorne along the Blue River at an elevation of 8,500 feet.

Cow Creek North Campground - Cow Creek North Campground is an undeveloped campground with limited services. It is located north of Silverthorne, along the east side of Green Mountain Reservoir.

Cow Creek South Campground - Cow Creek South Campground is an undeveloped campground with limited services. It is located north of Silverthorne, along the east side of Green Mountain Reservoir.

Davis Springs Campground - Davis Springs is a small undeveloped campground with limited services. It is located north of Silverthorne, along the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir.

Elliott Creek Campground - Elliot Creek is an undeveloped campground with limited services. It is located north of Silverthorne, along the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir.

Green Mountain Marina - Green Mountain Marina is located north of Silverthorne on Green Mountain Reservoir, in the town of Heeney.

Mcdonald Flats Boat Launch - McDonald Flats Boat Launch is located on Green Mountain Reservoir, north of Silverthorne.

Mcdonald Flats Campground - McDonald Flats Campground has 13 sites and is located north of Silverthorne, along the west side of Green Mountain Reservoir.

Prairie Point Campground - Prairie Point Campground has 33 campsites, and is located north of Silverthorne, near Green Mountain Reservoir. It has one handicapped accessible site.

Willows Campground - Willows campground is an undeveloped campground with limited services. It is located north of Silverthorne, on the north end of Green Mountain Reservoir.



More Information

Visitor Information:

US Forest Service, Dillon Ranger District, 680 River Parkway, P.O. Box 620 , Silverthorne, CO, 80498, Phone: 970-468-5400

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