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Island Lake Campground

Capacity: 200 People
Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 41
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

The Island Lake Campground lies on the eastern shore of Island Lake at an elevation of 10,000 feet. The access road, from State Road 65, for this site is Forest Service Road 116. Island Lake can accommodate 41 individual camping units, some up to 45 feet in length. Facilities include potable water and toilets. Campers will enjoy access to fishing, hiking and boating from this site.

Directions from Cedaredge: Drive 16.25 miles north on State Road 65 to Forest Road 116. Turn on to 116 and travel one mile west to the campground.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: beautiful spot, however, high winds recently caused a lot of fallen trees so some site aren't avail. good hiking any where on the mesa. Nice hosts. clean bathroom.
Conditions: spots 34,35,36 on a hill overlooking lake. bugs not bad and temp 74 during the day and 50 at night.
Water Availability: water avail.

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: fishing was terrific as well as the 4-wheel trails. great place to vacation. camp hosts are all very friendly there and very helpful.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The fishing is incredible as long as you can put up with the mosquitos. Hardly anyone there. A really terrific camping experience.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Island Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Island Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Island Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Island Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Island Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Island Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Island Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Island Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Canoeing Island Lake Campground
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Delta Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center , , , , Phone: 970-874-8616

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