Trout Lakes

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Small lake in the trees

Trout Lakes contains 12 primitive campsites and access roads within the campground. Sites are best suited for tent camping and small campers/camp trailers. Three lakes provide fishing opportunities amid a setting of quiet conifers and aspen. Summer’s quiet beauty turns to gold as autumn touches the aspen and rewards campers lingering in the area.

Safety Information

Access road to Trout Lakes is extremely hazardous when wet. This road is graveled from U.S. Highway 84 for three miles. The remainder is not graveled and is extremely slick and hazardous when wet. Monsoon rains make this road impassable. High clearance vehicle and four-wheel drive is recommended. Large RVs or camper trailers are allowed but not recommended because of the road.

General Information:

Be extremely cautious with fire and use only the fireplaces provided. Please do not cut down trees or shrubs; they provide natural scenery and shade-not firewood. Please do not carve on the trees. Carving leaves a wound where fungus can enter and kill the tree.

Please do not deposit fish remains in the lakes and clean fish away from the water. Please wrap fish remains and other highly spoilage meats, food, etc., in small plastic bags, then in bread wrappers, and/or newspapers. Pack out all trash on your way out of the campground and fishing area.

Please pick up litter around your campsite and pack it out with you. Also please read and comply with the posted regulations.

Thank you for your help. Enjoy your visit!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water or restrooms. Remove all trash and human waste. Status weather dependent.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $0 / No Fee
Usage: Light
Best Season: June - mid September
Busiest Season: June - August
Closest Towns: Cebolla which has a convenience store, gasoline and a post office
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: For more information contact:  Canjilon Ranger District.

General Information


11 miles northeast of Cebolla via US 84 and FR 125

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Nature Viewing

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Camping trailer Trailers limited to less than 16' in length.
Picnic tables 4 tables
Tent camping
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