Buckeye Reservoir

Area Status: Open

Buckeye Reservoir is a 109 acre reservoir located on the west side of the La Sal Mountains in Colorado and is situated in a valley of mature Ponderosa Pines at 7,600 feet. It is a favorite fishing and camping spot. The reservoir is stocked with Rainbow Trout by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. It's located in the Buckeye Recreation Area that has the Pioneer Campground. The nearest town is Paradox, CO.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Picnic tables, Toilets
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Check the Colorado Division of Wildlife website for more information on fishing in Colorado, along with where to purchase fishing licenses. https://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/Fishing.aspx
Closest Towns: Paradox, Colorado
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toliets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

General Notes:

Latitude: 38 26' 28.6"N

Longitude: 109 2' 31.2"W

Datum: NAD83

Postion Format: Degrees Minutes Seconds


Best Route: Head south from Moab on US 191 for approximately 27 miles and turn left onto Highway 46 at La Sal Junction. Continue on Highway 46 for 32 miles into Paradox, Colorado. Turn left at 5.75 Road at the USFS sign. Continue to the T-intersection and left on U5 Road and follow the USFS signs to Buckeye Campground. It is about 13 miles on Forest Service Road 0371 from Paradox to Buckeye Campground and it is winding gravel road. Please drive with caution.

Alternative Route: Very muddy or impassable when wet, please use caution and discretion: Head south from Moab on US 191 for approximately 27 miles and turn left onto Highway 46 at La Sal Junction. Continue about 12 miles and take a slight left at Upper Two Mile Road (Forest Service Road 0208). Continue on Upper Two Mile Road for approximately 18 miles. Follow the signs to Buckeye Campground. This route crosses private property, please respect the wishes and property and do not trespass on this land.

Note: Some GPS or driving directions are sending people to 4WD roads or to locked gates that are on private property. Please follow the above directions or make sure your alternative directions are accurate before following them.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

There is a boat ramp for small fishing boats. Boats on the reservoir are limited to 5 HP motors and wakeless speed.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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