2. Lemon Reservoir

Lemon reservoir is a beautiful man-made reservoir covering 450 acres and located 16 miles northeast of Durango, CO.

Facilities
Three public campgrounds are available near Lemon Reservoir that are managed by the San Juan National Forest Service:

1. Miller Creek Campground is 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; these services are not available from September to May during the "closed" season. Day use of 4 roadside picnic tables is also available. A boat ramp is available at the northend of the campground.
➠ www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sanjuan/recarea/?recid=43066
2. Florida Campground is located at the north end 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; these services are not available from September to May during the "closed" season.
➠ www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sanjuan/recarea/?recid=42924
3. Transfer Park Campground is 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. The upper loop is mostly level with several larger sites. The lower loop is near the river with 2 larger sites, short pull-thru's and tent spots. Parking for the Burnt Timber Trail is nearby. Hitching rails and an unloading dock for horses are available; however, horses are not allowed in the campground. This trail accesses the Weminuche Wilderness (no mountain bicycles and motorized vehicles), with connections to Lime Mesa, Mountain View Crest and City Reservoir.
➠ www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sanjuan/recarea/?recid=43264

Fees
Boat permit required, valid Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing permit.

Fishing
Lemon Reservoir is stocked with brown, rainbow trout and Kokanee salmon.

Fishing License
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
(800) 244-5613
  • ➠ cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Fishing.aspx

  • Water Recreation
    Boating, sailing, and windsurfing is allowed at Lemon Reservoir. Boat launch is located at the north end of the reservoir.

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