Big Meadows Reservoir Boating Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 
  • “Campers staying at Big Meadows between September 7 and 11, 2018 can expect loud noises between 9 am and 6 pm due to a blasting project in the Spruce Lakes area, approximately 5 miles southwest of the campground”.

The Big Meadows Boating site is a 600 acre impoundment. It offers a small boat ramp, restroom, parking lot. Motorboats are allowed but must contol excessive wakes.

Ice fishing is possible in the winter which can be accessed via snowmobile or cross-country skis on Big Meadows Road.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The lake is usually Ice Free by May and is then open until November.
Operational Hours:
  • “Campers staying at Big Meadows between September 7 and 11, 2018 can expect loud noises between 9 am and 6 pm due to a blasting project in the Spruce Lakes area, approximately 5 miles southwest of the campground”.
This Boating Site is normally open to launch boats from Memorial Day weekend until the lake freezes solid usually in November.
Reservations: None Taken.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Parking
Fees No Fee
Open Season: May 20, 2011 - November 2011
Usage: Light
Best Season: June - September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: No Wake Boating, Motor Boats must be registered with State Parks, Row and paddle boats do not need registration. Must have a Colorado Fishing License to fish at Big Meadows Reservoir and in nearby streams.
Closest Towns: South Fork, CO
Water: No
Restroom: YES
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Call 719-657-3321 for real-time information.

General Information

Directions:

Directions from Del Norte, Colorado: Travel 27.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 160 to Forest Road # 410. Take FR # 410 west for 1.4 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rd. 410). Bear right onto Rd. 430 and go 0.3 miles into boat ramp

.Directions from South Fork, Colorado: Travel west on U.S. Highway 160 8.0 miles to Forest Road # 410. Take FR # 410 west for 1.4 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rd. 410). Bear right onto Rd. 430 and go 0.3 miles into boat ramp.


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Amenities

Boat ramp
Parking
Accessible