Manitou Lake Picnic Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Manitou Lake is a 5-acre reservoir where the entire family can enjoy fishing and hiking Trail #670 around the lake. Due to easy area access and popularity, fishing occurs year-round in the reservoir. All sites have tables, fire grates, and trash collection.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: April 7, 2020-May 31, 2020 Developed recreation sites are temporarily closed while dispersed camping, hiking and river uses are allowed, although discouraged. Closed developed recreation sites include campgrounds, day-use areas, picnic areas, and any other constructed facility amenities – such as potable water stations, fire rings/grills, picnic tables, restroom facilities with flush or vaulted toilets, and trashcans and trash collection services. Parking facilities, trails and trailheads remain open. Dispersed camping includes camping on a national forest or grassland where recreation facilities or services are not provided.
Fees A $7 per vehicle day use fee is charged. An annual pass is available for Manitou Lake Picnic Area, Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area, and 11-Mile Canyon.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Spring, Summer, and Fall
Restrictions: Motorboats and swimming are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Woodland Park, Colorado
Water: Potable water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Information Center: An asphalt bike trail #699, approx. 4.2 miles long, connects all the campgrounds and picnic areas. There are 2 group campgrounds-Pike Community and Red Rocks.

General Information

Directions:

From Colorado Springs, travel on US Highway 24 approximately 18 miles to Woodland Park. Take Highway 67 north approximately 7 miles. Manitou Lake is on the right (east) side of the highway one mile north of Colorado Campground.


General Notes:

To reserve the pavillion visit www.recreation.gov. Manitou Lake Pavilion is a day use facility with no overnight stays allowed. In addition to the $50 fee for the pavilion, there will be $7.00 per vehicle fee paid upon arrival. For larger groups which might utilize a bus, the vehicle fee is $50.00. The facility is limited to 50 occupants. No discount is accepted for use of this facility.


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.08738155

  Longitude : 
-105.0986314

  Elevation : 
7700 feet

 



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