Old Timers Day Use Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Old Timers Day-Use Area, on the east shore of Vallecito Reservoir, is 1.5 miles north of the dam on County Road 501A (Forest Rd. 603). Ten shaded picnic sites are on a gentle hillside near the water, with an adjacent gravel boat ramp. Services include picnic tables, restrooms, potable water and trash pickup. This is a very popular area for boating and fishing. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (the gate is locked at night)
Reservations: Picnic areas are all first-come, first-serve
Fees $8/vehicle/day
Open Season: May - September
Closest Towns: Bayfield, CO
Durango, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Columbine Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Durango, CO: Travel 17 miles on Florida Road, County Road #240. Turn left onto County Road #501. After 4 miles, slight right onto Forest Road #603 for just under 1 mile. Day use area is located on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir.

From Bayfield, CO: Travel 14 miles north on County Road #501, then slight right (northeast) onto Forest Road #603 for just under 1 mile. Day use area is located on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.3769

  Longitude : 
-107.5605

  Elevation : 
7700

 



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