Toad Lake

Looking across a blue colored lake to a stand of trees on the opposite shore.

Species present: Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout

Seasons: Open all year. Bag limit: 5 per day, 10 in possession.

Date of usual ice out: July 1 (6,950' elevation)

Access roads: This lake is located in Section 36, T40N, R6W. Access is via the South Fork Road (Road 26) from the W.A. Barr Road. About 2.5 miles up Road 26, just past the concrete bridge, take road 41N53 to the right. About 0.5 miles up this road, turn left on road 40N64 and continue until reaching the Toad Lake cabin site. The last half mile of this road is very rocky and is not recommended for low clearance vehicles. From the cabin site, trail 5W05 goes up the old jeep trail (no vehicles allowed) to the lake.

Camping: Many developed sites with tables and toilets, near the outlet. Many primitive sites near inlet in meadows. Firewood is scarce.

Surface acres: 23 acres 40' deep.

Comments: A popular lake. Fair fishing for mostly small Brook Trout, but some very big Rainbow Trout also. Shores vary from timber to rocks to meadow. The fly fishing can be excellent. Many sensitive and rare plants in this location. An excellent nature walk area...pretty surroundings. Boats are not allowed. This lake is on National Forest land.


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