Big Mac Fishing Site


Ice Fishing Twin Lakes

Big Mac Fishing Site is located on the northern shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir near the Mt. Elbert Power Plant and Visitor Center off of U.S. Hwy 82. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout.

The standard limit of fish allowed from Twin Lakes Reservoir is as follows: 8 trout; 1 mackinaw, under 22 or over 34 inches. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout. Native species in the lake include brook, brown, cutthroat and a few kokanee salmon. Other fishing sites for Twin Lakes are as follows: Mt. Elbert Power Plant, Deception Point, Praying Angel, Dexter Point, Red Rooster, Moache, Sunnyside (East & West), Mtn View and Whistler Point. These sites are restricted to day-use only and close at 10:00 p.m.

Remember to check fishing regulations before fishing at any body of water. For stocking reports and more information on regulations or fishing licenses, check out the Colorado Division of Wildlife Website at:

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This day-use site closes at 10:00 pm daily.
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities,Toilets
Fees This area is a fee area from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day,unless camping within a Leadville Ranger District developed campground. The fee is $7.00 and there is a fee tube at the site.
Permit Info: A valid Colorado fishing license is required as well as following the State of Colorado fishing regulations.
Open Season: Open Year round, with fees starting the Friday preceding Memorial Day - and ending after the Tuesday after Labor Day
Water: No potable water at this site.

General Information


From Leadville travel south on U.S. Hwy 24 to the junction of Colorado Highway 82. Travel west approximately 4 miles to Lake County Road 24. Turn left before you reach the visitor center. This access road will bring you to the northern shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir and Big Mac Fishing Site.

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Fee charged for some activities $7.00 during fee season