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.
Rio Grande Reservoir (Map #10)
Located approx. 35 miles from Creede CO, Rio Grande Reservoir is managed by the Rio Grande National Forest.
Rio Grande National Forest
1803 W. Highway 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144
➠ Directions (Google Map)
No wake motor boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, OHV riding, and picnicking.
The boat ramp located at Rio Grande reservoir is primitive and access is not recommended for large boats or long trailers.
Thirty Mile Campground
Is located east of the reservoir along the Rio Grande River. The campgrounds has 35 campsites, 29 of the sites can be reserved. The campground is operated by a concessionaire from Memorial Day through Labor Day where a fee is charged, trash dumpsters are provided, potable water is available. Normally open year around but physically snowed in from December through May during winter season. To reserve: www.recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777.
River Hill Campground
Is located east of the reservoir along the Rio Grande River. The campgrounds has 20 campsites, two vault toilets, and drinking water. The campground is operated by a concessionaire and open from Memorial Day through Labor Day where a fee is charged, trash dumpsters are provided. To reserve: www.recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777.
Lost Trail Campground
Open all year but this campground is usually physically closed by deep winter snows and closed access roads from November through May 15th of each year. No fees, no water, and no trash services. The campground has 7 sites and one vault toilet.
Fishing license is required from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Camping fees required at Thirty Mile and River Hill Campgrounds.
Rainbow, brown, brook and cutthroat trout.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
The reservoir is open to motorized boats.
Big game hunting is popular in fall, while snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter activities.