Rio Grande Reservoir Picnic Site

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This site overlooks the Rio Grande Reservoir and the Weminuche Wilderness to the south. It consists of a small parking lot and some picnic tables. The view is great but access down to the reservoir from here is very steep and not recommended.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open all year around but usually snowed in November  through May.
Fees No Fee
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No drinking water.
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Creede CO, travel west on State Hiway 149 for 19 miles. Turn left and go west on Forest Service road 520. Stay on 520 for another 13 miles to the midpoint of the Reservoir. Turn left park in the parking lot overlooking the lake.

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