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

Williams Creek Reservoir (Map #9)

Located approx. 33 miles from Pagosa Springs CO, Williams Creek Reservoir is managed by the San Juan National Forest.
San Juan National Forest
15 Burnett Court
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-4874
➠ Directions (Google Map)



Wakeless Boating Hiking ATV Riding
Hunting Wildlife Viewing
No wake boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing, and ATV trails.


Boat ramp is located at the northwest end of the lake.
Boat Ramp
Teal Campground
Overlooking Williams Creek reservoir, this is a relatively open with little shade. There are 16 campsites, water is available, vault toilets and trash pickup. Host often on the site.

Williams Creek Campground
Located 1 mile south of the reservoir along Williams Creek, there are about 67 campsites. Vault toilets and water is available. Fire wood may be purchased from the camp host.


Fishing license is required from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Camping fees are required and picked up by camp hosts.
Reservations (877) 444-6777


Stocked with kokanee salmon and trout.

Fishing License

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
(800) 244-5613

Water Recreation

Motorized boating is allowed on Williams Creek Reservoir, but water skiing and sail surfboards are prohibited, because the reservoir is restricted to wake-free boating.