Old Timers Day Use Area
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|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Bayfield, CO
|Information Center:||Columbine Ranger District|
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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