Mix Lake Campground
10,000-foot elevation. 22 campsites near Mix Lake. Convenient to the Conejos River, the San Juan Wilderness, Platoro Reservoir, and other nearby ponds and lakes. Numerous trailheads in the area. Mix Lake Campground is one mile west of Platoro in the Conejos River drainage. This is a good access point for the South San Juan Wilderness. Mix Lake, Platoro Reservoir, Conejos River, Lily Pond and Kerr Lake can all be accessed for fishing. Trail accesses include Lake Fork Trail 716 and Sawmill Gulch Trail. One can also visit the historic town of Platoro and the Mix Lake overlook is on-site. The campground has 22 sites with tables and fireplaces. 3 vault type toilets, refuse receptacles and pickup, ample parking with convenient trailer spaces and drinking water are provided
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Due to the Spruce Beetle Infestation, Mixed Lake will be closed for approximately 3-5 years. Conejos Campground, located next to Spectacle Lake, will be partially open during this time.|
|Operational Hours:||Due to the Spruce Beetle Infestation, Mixed Lake will be closed for approximately 3-5 years. Conejos Campground, located next to Spectacle Lake, will be partially open during this time.|
|Rentals & Guides:||The nearby resort community of Platoro also offers boat and canoe rentals, trail rides, cook's night, there are outfitter-guides, cabins and a store.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Fees:||$23/night for single unit. This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.|
|Permit Info:||22 sites - 5 are pull through sites/ $19.00 - overnight|
|Restrictions:||There is private land in the area, secure permission before entering.|
|Closest Towns:||Antonito - Near Platoro|
|Operated By:||Scenic Canyons Recreational Services|
Directions from Monte Vista, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 17 south 12.0 miles. Take the Twelve Mile Road 12.0 miles west to the forest boundary where it becomes the Alamosa-Conejos River Road #250. Follow #250 17.0 miles up the Alamosa River and over Stunner Pass to Mix Lake.
Directions from Antonito, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 17 west 23.0 miles to the Alamosa-Conejos River Road #250 at Elk Creek. Follow #250 23 miles up the Conejos River to Mix Lake.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||22 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Some sites can accomodate units up to 40' in length
Lake and Pond FishingMix Lake \& Platora Reservoir
|Fish Species||Browns \& Rainbow trout|
|Fishing Method||flies, lures and bait where allowed|
Viewing WildlifeWildlife viewing
|Species||bear, deer, elk and birds|
Viewing ScenerySpectacular views along Forest road 250 of the Conejos Canyon and River.
|Special Feature||gravel and can be rough|
PicnickingPicnic tables-no trash service or water
Scenic DrivingSpectacular scenery on forest road 250 including Conejos Canyon and River and Terrace Reservoir.
Boating - MotorizedPlatoro Reservoir
|Type of Craft||motorized|
Boating - Non-MotorizedMix Lake
|Type of Craft||non-motorized|