Emerald Lake Picnic Area


Located about six miles down the Halfmoon Road, Emerald Lake is a day use picnic and fishing area in a shady lodgepole pine forest. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout. This site is easily accessible during summer months and inaccessible during winter months. There are 10 picnic sites with tables and pedestal grills. Day use fees for each vehicle is $7.00 payable by cash, check or money order placed inside the self-service fee tube.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $7.00 per vehicle, payable to the self-service fee tube by cash, check, or money order.
Open Season: Friday preceding Memorial Day - Tuesday after Labor Day
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.

  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.

  • Day use only between 6 AM and 10 PM. No overnight use.

Closest Towns: Leadville, Colorado
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Restroom

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