Rito Hondo Reservoir Boating Site

Area Status: Closed

Rito Hondo Area Closure Alert

Rito Hondo reservoir is currently drained for dam repairs. See the full text of the closure order here. The reservoir is anticipated to be refilled in2024.

This site is a small reservoir that is also a natural fishery for Brook Trout. Small boats and electric motors are allowed, but gasoline motors are prohibited. The site offers good parking and dispersed camping away from the shore.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year around. Usually snowed in from December through May but accessible by groomed snowmobile trail.
Area Amenities: Toilets, Parking
Fees: No fee
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No Drinking Water
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: 1 vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Creede CO, travel west on State Hiway 149 for 25 miles. Turn left and go northwest on Forest Service road 513. Stay on 513 for another 3 miles to the Reservoir. Turn right to park in the parking lot overlooking the lake.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Boating - Non-Motorized



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