Mesa Lakes Picnic Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Mesa Lake Picnic area is a great family day use recreation area. There are several picnic tables scattered around Mesa Lake (The Glacier Springs Picnic Area). There is a toilet, ample parking and it is a universally accessible area. There is a short 1.2 mile hike around Mesa Lake. Several other trails are accessed from this area including Lost Lake Trail (#502) and Glacier Springs Cut-off Trail (#537). For trail information in the Mesa Lake and Ward Lakes Area, download Grand Mesa Short Hikes brochure.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:  Estimated closure date is October 15.
Fees Fee Site.
Open Season: Mid July - October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Mesa, CO
Operated By: Grand Valley Ranger District 970-242-8211

General Information


From Mesa, CO take HWY 65 S 12.8 miles to Jumbo campground sign go past the campground to Mesa Lakes Day Use fee kiosk and then veer left go 0.6 miles to picnic area.

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