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Haviland Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Photo of Haviland Lake.

Haviland Lake Campground, about 18 miles north of Durango, is 1 mile east of U.S. Highway 550 on Forest Rd. 671. Its 43 campsites are shaded, with sites for RVs and tents; some near the lakeshore. Twenty six of the campsites are reservable and 17 of these campsites have electrical hookups. Haviland Lake offers barrier-free accessible piers and is wakeless; only boats powered by electric troll motors or hand-rowed are allowed. A Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing license is required to fish. A trail leads to more secluded fishing at Forebay Lake, about a mile away.


At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


Haviland Lake Campground is 18 miles north of Durango, on the east side of Highway 550 just north of Tamarron Resort. Turn east on Forest Road 671. The campground is just across the dam.

Haviland Lake Campground area map.

General Notes:


Fifteen campsites offer electrical hookups for an extra fee. Many facilities are universally accessible, including barrier-free camping and picnic sites, and toilets. Universally accessible piers. Host on site.

Firewood available. No showers.

Attractions & Considerations

Scenic and convenient campsites 1 mile east of U.S. Highway 550 on Forest Rd. 671. The entrance is just across the dam. Its 43 campsites are shaded by Ponderosa pines, with sites for RVs and tents; some are near the shore.

Views are of the Hermosa Cliffs and the lake.

It is a "wakeless" lake; only boats powered by electric troll motors or hand-rowed are allowed.

A trail leads to Forebay Lake, about a mile away, offering a more secluded setting for fishing.

Related Activities: Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding

Chris Park/Haviland Lake Trail System Map

Graysill Trail - This trail is a quick and easy way out of Cascade Canyon. Themain attraction of this trail is to get to the Rico-Silverton Trail instead of going all the way to the end of Cascade Creek.

Rico-Silverton Trail - This trail ascends two high mountain passes, affording excellent views and good opportunities for photography.

Salt Creek Trail - The trail switchbacks down through meadows and aspen glades. The bottom of the trail is a bit rougher and steeper, so watch your step.

Other nearby trails are suitable for mountain biking. For road cyclists, Highway 550 has wide shoulders, scenic views, and some challenging climbs.

A commercial stable next to the entrance road offers horseback rides

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