Butcher Boy Picnic Area


This picnic/day-use area is located at the far western end of Turquoise Lake, adjacent to May Queen Campground. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings with grates, and a restroom. You can also access the Turquoise Lake Nature Trail from this site to enjoy a leisurely walk along the northern shoreline.

At a Glance

Fees A fee is required for this day use area. The fee is $7.00 per car and there is a fee tube.
Open Season: Friday preceding Memorial Day - Tuesday after Labor Day
Usage: Light-Medium
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No dischardge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Day use only between 6AM and 10 PM. No overnight use.
Closest Towns: Leadville, CO

General Information


From Leadville, follow the signs to Turquoise Lake Recreation Area and Mayqueen Campground. Use the May Queen entrance, and bear right to Butcher Boy.

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