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Quick Facts

Dumont Lake Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9,556 Feet (2978.8 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length of Stay: 1 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: Day Use Facility
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Dumont Lake
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Dumont Lake
Dumont Lake Picnic Ground sits adjacent to Dumont Lake, west of Steamboat Springs on Rabbit Ears Pass. It is located near the east summit of Rabbit Ears Pass, at an elevation of 9,556 feet. The picnic area has 11 sites with tables and fireplace grates. Dumont Lake Campground, is also located in this area.

The area borders on the Continental Divide and sits on top of the Park Range, offering spectacular views of several Colorado mountain ranges. Dumont lake is restricted to electric motors or hand propelled boats only. The area offers fly fishing in both lakes and streams, access to hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking on the many nearby dirt roads and trails. Bird watchers and wildflower enthusiasts will find this area a paradise.

Directions from Steamboat Springs, CO: Travel 22 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs on US Highway 40 to the picnic ground. It is located north of the highway near the east summit of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late June through Late September (NOTE: Fee Charged. Restroom, trash removal Fee $3.00/ parking space; $10.00 annual pass available) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Excellent fishing August 20-21, 1999. 10-12 inch rainbows and brook trout, gray flies and bubbles.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Electric Powered & Non-Motorized Boating Dumont Lake is restricted to electric motors or hand propelled boats only.
Yes
ICON Camping Dumont Lake CG
No
ICON Cold Water Fishing Dumont Lake
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking General Area (Rabbit Ears Peaks)
No
ICON Picnicking Dumont Lake Picnic Area
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery General Area
Yes



Nearby Services

Emergency: various (County) Directions: 22 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs.

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Other) Directions: 22 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs.

Nearest Pay Phone: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 22 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs.

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 22 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs.

Groceries: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 22 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs.



Related Activities
Dumont Lake Campground - Dumont Lake Campground is located 22 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs on Rabbit Ears Pass at an elevation of 9,500 feet.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, P.O. Box 774408, 1255 S Lincoln Ave. , Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477, Phone: 970-879-0880, Fax: 970-879-2543, http://www.steamboat-chamber.com

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