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Rito Hondo Reservoir Dispersed Camping Area

Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3179.6 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 35
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Rito Hondo Reservoir is a 41 acre lake located 30.6 miles northwest of Creede. There is no screening or trees. This is a very open area with only grass vegetation and it is often windy. Despite the limited facilities, this area experiences extra heavy use.

This is an undeveloped camping area with 35 developed trailer spurs - so no drinking water, refuse receptacles, tables or fire rings. Please pack your trash. There is a vault type toilet for your convenience. There is ample parking for all types of vehicles and trailers. The boat ramp is dirt. The fishing is great, but no gas propelled motor boats or rafts are allowed. Electric motors are fine.

Directions from Creede: Travel west on Colorado Highway 149 for 27.3 miles, to the intersection of Colorado Highway 149 and Forest Road #513 (Rito Hondo/Continental Reservoir Road), then 3.3 miles northwest on Road #513.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Firewood not provided.35 devel

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
open Updated: 2000-05-09 10:51:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching Dirt ramp; no gas motors; electric motors o.k.
ICON RV Camping Ample space for vehicles and trailers
ICON Camping Undeveloped
ICON Cold Water Fishing Rito Hondo Reservoir

Related Activities
Rito Hondo Reservoir - Rito Hondo Reservoir is a 41 acres. It is a very open area with only grass vegetation and is often windy. Despite the limited facilities, this area experiences extra heavy use.

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Visitor Information:

Rio Grande National Forest, 1803 West Highway 160 , Monte Vista, CO, 81144, Phone: 719-852-5941, Fax: 719-852-6250, TTY: 719-852-6271


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