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

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Spring Creek Reservoir

Elevation: 9,915 Feet (3090.7 Meters)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 131
Recommended Season: Late Summer
Usage: Heavy in Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle wet conditions may require four-wheel drive

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General Description

Spring Creek Reservoir lies immediately west of Taylor Park Reservoir amidst 10,000 and 11,000 foot peaks. It is fed by Spring Creek, which begins near Reno Divide and empties into the Taylor River. The lake supports rainbow and brown trout, and the fishing is deemed as fair by Forest Service standards. The elevation of the lake is 9,915 feet.

A campground near the lake shore is available for a nightly fee of eight dollars. No reservations are accepted for this campground. A boat ramp provides access to the reservoir for nonmotorized boats.

Directions from Taylor Canyon Road: Travel to Harmels Resort on Taylor River Road and follow Spring Creek Road, Forest Road 744, ten miles upstream to a fork in the road. Follow the left side of the fork to the campground and reservoir a short distance away (well marked).

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Mosca Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Spring Creek Reservoir
ICON Animal Identification Spring Creek Reservoir
ICON Bird Identification Spring Creek Reservoir
ICON Plant Identification Spring Creek Reservoir
ICON Wildflower Identification Spring Creek Reservoir
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Spring Creek Reservoir
ICON Viewing Scenery Spring Creek Reservoir

Related Activities
Spring Creek - Spring Creek originates on the southwestern flanks of American Flag Mountain in the Elk Mountain Range. It's waters flow southward to Spring Creek Reservoir and on to the Taylor River.

Taylor River Road - The Taylor River Road is a paved, narrow, winding road, that follows the Taylor River through Taylor Canyon. Traffic is usually very heavy in the summer months.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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