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Fishing: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Pot Hole Lakes

Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Recommended Season: Summer
Usage: Heavy in Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: Four-wheel Drive Vehicle

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General Description

These alpine reservoirs lie at an elevation close to 10,000 feet. They support rainbow, brook and brown trout and are heavily stocked due to easy accessibility from Forest Road 742. The fishing in the Pot Holes is rated as fair by the Forest Service. Campgrounds exist above and below the lakes, but there is no camping around the lakes.

Directions from Taylor Park Reservoir: Travel to the north end of the reservoir on Forest Road 742. Continue traveling passed Rivers End and Dinner Station Campgrounds. Two miles northwest of Dinner Station Campground you'll find the Pot Holes on the eastern side of Taylor River Road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late May through September .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Dorchester Campground, Dinner Station Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Pot Hole Lakes
ICON Bird Identification Pot Hole Lakes
ICON Plant Identification Pot Hole Lakes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Pot Hole Lakes
ICON Viewing Scenery Pot Hole Lakes

Related Activities
Dinner Station Campground - Four-wheel drive enthusiasts and anglers frequent this site during the Summer months. It is located on the Taylor River and a few miles west of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.

Dorchester Campground - Dorchester Campground is popular with off-road vehicle users. A lengthy network of motorized trails leads from the Castle Creek Valley to Taylor Reservoir.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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