Prior to fishing at these lakes, make sure that you have the appropriate licenses and are familiar with the governing agency's fishing regulations for that particular lake.

Colorado Regulations

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Division of Wildlife
(800) 244-5613

Lake San Cristobal (Map #11)

Lake San Cristobal was formed hundreds of years ago by a rare natural earth flow called the Slumgullion Slide. This blocked the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River and created the second-largest natural lake in Colorado. The recreational area is managed by Hinsdale County.
Hinsdale County - Lake San Cristobal
County Rd 33
Lake City, CO 81235
(970) 944-2225
➠ Directions (Google Map)


Boating Hiking Wildlife Viewing
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.


Camping Boat Ramp
Restrooms RV Dump
Wupperman campground located on the east side of the lake has pit toilets, RV dump station, 31 camp sites, four of which are designated for tent use only. No electricity at the campground. One boat dock located on the west side of the lake is for launching and removing boats. The dock has eight slips, two for day use and six for reserving.


Camping fees, on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations not accepted.
Fishing license is required from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


A variety of trout.

Fishing License

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
(800) 244-5613

Water Recreation

Boating Canoeing Kayaking
Water recreation includes motor boating, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.