Maid of Erin Picnic Area


Turquoise Lake Nature Trail Users

Located near the Matchless boat ramp on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, Maid of Erin is a beautiful area to enjoy a picnic with friends and family. Facilities include picnic tables, pedestal grills, fire rings, potable water, and vault toilets. You can also access the Turquoise Lake Nature Trail from this site for a leisurely walk around the lake.

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

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees 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 discharge of firearms or fireworks.

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

General Information


From Leadville, follow signs to Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.

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Picnic tables
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