All sizes of rainbow, brown, brook and native cutthroat trout as well as kokanee salmon tempt the fisherman. There is a paved boat ramp at the south end and the reservoir is suitable for rafts to small motor boats. There is ample parking and toilets. The reservoir is lowered for irrigation in late summer. This is a good place for ice fishing in the winter. Access is by car, but chains or a 4 WD vehicle is recommended in the winter even though the road is plowed. Cross Creek Campground is located next to the reservoir.
Directions from South Fork: Travel 1.0 mile west on U.S. Highway 160. Turn left on the Beaver Creek Forest Access Road #360 and go 7.0 miles south.
Summer through Winter
(NOTE: Ice fishing is popular in the Winter months.)
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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Highly Report: This is a beautiful lake in picturesque settings. Browns seemed to be the most prevalent. Average sized fish. Also be sure to try the stream entering the reservoir at the south end.
Paved boat ramp at south end
Suitable for rafts to small motor boats
Cold Water Fishing
Rainbow, brown, brook and native cutthroat trout; kokanee salmon
Good place for ice fishing
Lakes & Reservoirs
Beaver Creek Reservoir
Beaver Creek Campground - The facilities include 20 sites with tables and fireplaces. Attractions in the area include fishing in Beaver Creek and Beaver Reservoir and hiking on Tewksberry Trail 842.
Cross Creek Campground - Cross Creek Campground is in the Beaver Creek drainage southwest of the town of South Fork. Beaver Creek and Beaver Reservoir have fishing. Cross Creek Trail # 512 has the biggest Douglas fir tree in the Rio Grande National Forest.
Cross Creek Trail - This trail is mostly used by campers and big game hunters. The end of the trail offers some beautiful views of Del Norte Peak, Willow Park and the surrounding area.
Upper Beaver Creek Campground - Upper Beaver Creek Campground is southwest of South Fork in the Beaver Creek drainage.13 campsites with tables and fireplaces.
South Fork Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 12
, South Fork, CO, 81154, Phone: 719-873-5512
Rio Grande County - South Fork, Del Norte, Monte Vista, P.O. Box 577
, South Fork, CO, 81154, Phone: 800-571-0881 or 719-873-5512, Fax: 719-873-5693