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.
Lemon Reservoir is a beautiful man-made reservoir covering 450 acres and located 16 miles northeast of Durango, CO. The reservoir was built from the construction of an earth filled dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. The recreational area is managed by the San Juan National Forest.
San Juan National Forest
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
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Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and other water recreation.
Three public campgrounds are available near Lemon Reservoir:
Miller Creek Campground
Located on the east side of Lemon Reservoir and offers 12 campsites. Three vault toilets, drinking water, and trash pickup are available but only during the open season between May and September.
Located north of Lemon Reservoir and offers 20 campsites with campfire rings/grills. Two vault toilets, drinking water, and trash pickup are available but only during the open season between May and September.
Transfer Park Campground
Located 1 mile past Florida Campground, with 11 acres of shaded settings by the Florida River. It is the site of a historic transfer station for ore and supplies in the mining era. Two loops have 25 sites with shade and sun, large open play areas, and two vault toilets. Hitching rails and an unloading dock for horses are available; however, horses are not allowed in the campground.
No lake fees. Camping and day use fees required.
Lemon Reservoir is stocked with brown, rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Boating, sailing, and windsurfing is allowed at Lemon Reservoir. Boat ramp is located at the Miller Creek Campground.