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Abe Lee Angler Parking

Elevation: 9,871 Feet (3077.0 Meters)
Recommended Season: Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

Fishing at Abe Lee Fishing Site
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Fishing at Abe Lee Fishing Site
The standard limit of fish allowed from Turquoise Lake is as follows: 8 trout; 1 mackinaw, under 22 or over 34 inches. Turquoise Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and kokanee. Other species in the lake include brown, cutthroat, and brook trout. Turquoise Lake is rated as fair to good fishing. This is a day use area which closes at 10 p.m.

Remember to check fishing regulations before fishing at any body of water. For stocking reports and more information on regulations or fishing licenses, check out the Colorado Division of Wildlife Website.

Directions from Leadville: From Harrison Street turn on to West Sixth Street to County Road 4. Make a right on to County Road 4, at the "T", and drive to County Road 9 and the Sugarloaf Dam Site. From the Dam drive approximately 1 mile and turn left on to the road for Abe Lee Fishing Site.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through October (NOTE: Opening and closing dates may change due to weather conditions.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Turquoise Lake
Yes
ICON Boat Launching Turquoise Lake - Tabor Boat Ramp, Matchless Boat Ramp
No
ICON Fishing Abe Lee Fishing Site
Yes
ICON Canoeing Turquoise Lake
Yes
ICON Picnicking Maid of Erin Family Picnic Ground
Yes



Related Activities
Baby Doe Campground - Baby Doe Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake. It has 50 reservable sites with a maximum trailer size for the campground of 32'.

Bear Lake Trailhead - The trail that uses the Bear Lake Trailhead is the Colorado Trail in segment 9, Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake. From this landmark the Colorado Trail leads southwest toward the Timberline Lake Trailhead.

Belle Of Colorado Campground - Belle of Colorado Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake. Tent sites only are available at this campground.

Colorado Midland-Hagerman Pass Trail - This is a moderately easy loop in the Hagerman Pass area. This is a great walk for those with an interest in railroad and western history.

Colorado Trail (Turquoise Lake to Halfmoon Creek) - This section of the Colorado Trail is known as #10. It begins west of Turquoise Lake and ends 11.5 miles later in the Halfmoon Creek drainage.

ColoradoTrail (Tennessee Pass to Turquoise Lake) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads users through lodgepole, spruce-fir and aspen forests. It consists of moderately difficult terrain.

Father Dyer Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. The Father Dyer Campground has the capacity to house trailers up to 32'.

Hagerman Pass - Visitors traveling the entire Hagerman Pass Road from Turquoise Lake Road (Forest Road 105) to Fryingpan Lakes Road (State Highway 4) drive 22.5 miles.

Matchless Boat Launch - On the shores of Turquoise Lake are two paved boat ramps. Matchless Boat Ramp is located on the southeastern shore of the lake.

May Queen Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. The Mayqueen offers 13 reservable sites of 27 without flush toilets and sinks.

Molly Brown Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. The Molly Brown Campground offers 47 reservable sites.

Native Trail - This trail exists within the Mount Massive Wilderness Area. Hikers or horseback riders may use a number of different trail routes that vary in difficulty and/or length.

Silver Dollar Campground - The following eight campgrounds surround Turquoise Lake: Baby Doe, Belle of Colorado, Father Dyer, Molly Brown, Printer Boy, Silver Dollar and Tabor. Thirty-nine of the Silver Dollar's sites are reservable with the capacity to house trailers up to 22'.

St. Kevin Road - St. Kevin Road can be used for many recreation opportunities. Four-wheel drivers, motorcyclists, mountain bikers and ATV riders can enjoy it during the summer months. Snowmobilers enjoy it during the winter.

Tabor Boat Launch - On the shores of Turquoise Lake are two paved boat ramps. Tabor Boat Ramp is located on the northeastern shore of the lake.

Timberline Trail - This trail accesses Timberline Lake in the Holy Cross Wilderness. This is open to foot traffic only.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box P, South US 24 , Buena Vista, CO, 81211, Phone: 719-395-6612

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