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Sunnyside Angler Parking

Elevation: 9,280 Feet (2892.8 Meters)
Recommended Season: Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle




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General Description

Fishing at Deception Point, Twin Lakes
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Fishing at Deception Point, Twin Lakes
The standard limit of fish allowed from Twin Lakes Reservoir is as follows: 8 trout; 1 mackinaw, under 22 or over 34 inches. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout. Native species in the lake include brook, brown, cutthroat and a few kokanee salmon. Visitors will find fair to good fishing.

Other fishing sites for Twin Lakes are as follows: Mt. Elbert Power Plant, Deception Point, Praying Angel, Dexter Point, Mountain View, Moache, Red Rooster, Big Mac and Whistler Point. These sites are restricted to day-use only and close at 10:00 p.m.

Directions from Leadville: From Leadville travel south on US Hwy 24 to the junction of Colorado Highway 82. Travel west approximately 2.75 miles to the turn for Dexter Campground. This also provides access to Sunnyside Fishing Sites East and West.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: June through September (NOTE: Opening and closing dates may change depending on weather conditions.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail
No
ICON Boat Launching Twin Lakes Reservoir - Dexter Point Boat Ramp, Red Rooster Boat Ramp
Yes
ICON Boating Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Family Camping Lakeview Family Campground, Dexter Campground, Parry Peak Campground, Twin Peaks Campground, Whitestar Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Lakeview Family Campground, Dexter Campground, Parry Peak Campground, Twin Peaks Campground, Whitestar Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Lakeview Family Campground, Dexter Campground, Parry Peak Campground, Twin Peaks Campground, Whitestar Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Lakeview Family Campground, Dexter Campground, Parry Peak Campground, Twin Peaks Campground, Whitestar Campground
Yes
ICON Cross-country Skiing McNassar Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road
No
ICON Automobile Travel Independence Pass, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON History Interlaken Historic Site, Twin Lakes Village Historic Site
Yes
ICON Fishing Sunnyside Fishing Site
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Twin Lakes Reservoir, Mt. Elbert Forebay, Lake Creek
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Lost Canyon Road, Flume Creek Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Big Willis Gulch Trail, Black Cloud Trail, Colorado Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Hope Pass Trail, Independence Pass Trail, Interlaken Trail, Lily Ponds Trail, South Mt. Elbert Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Big Willis Gulch Trail, Black Cloud Trail, Colorado Trail, Echo Canyon Trail, Hope Pass Trail, Independence Pass Trail, Interlaken Trail, Lily Ponds Trail, South Mt. Elbert Trail
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
No
ICON Small Game Hunting Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
No
ICON Bird Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
No
ICON Mushroom Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Pine Cone Gathering Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Twin Lakes Reservoir, Mt. Elbert Forebay
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Lost Canyon Road, Flume Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road, Interlaken Loop, Mt. Elbert Creek - one way, Mt. Elbert Creek/Pipeline Loop
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Lost Canyon Road, Flume Creek Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON Motorcycle Riding Lost Canyon Road, Flume Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Sayres Gulch Road, McNassar Gulch Road, Peekaboo Gulch Road
No
ICON General Information Elbert Power Plant Visitor Center
No
ICON Canoeing Twin Lakes Reservoir
Yes
ICON Picnicking Mt. Elbert Family Picnic Ground and Angler Parking
Yes
ICON Scenic Driving Independence Pass, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON Backcountry Skiing McNassar Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road
No
ICON Snowmobiling McNassar Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road, Independence Pass Road
No
ICON Snowshoeing Interlaken Trail, Independence Pass Road, McNassar Gulch Road, South Fork Lake Creek Road
Yes
ICON Road Biking Independence Pass Road
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Independence Pass Road, Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Twin Lakes Village
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Twin Lakes General Forest Area - various trails
Yes



Related Activities
Black Cloud Trail - Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the adjacent 48 states.

Colorado Trail (Halfmoon to Twin Lakes) - This segment of the Colorado Trail begins in the Halfmoon Drainage and continues for approximately 6 miles to the Lakeview Campground above Twin Lakes.

Colorado Trail (Twin Lakes to Clear Creek Rd.) - This segment of the Colorado Trail leads from Twin Lakes Reservoir to Clear Creek Road. It is a popular segment that is used by many runners training for the long-distance foot race the Leadville 100.

Dexter Campground - There are five Forest Service Campgrounds in the Twin Lakes area: Dexter, Lakeview, Parry Peak, Twin Peaks and White Star. Dexter Campground has 24 sites that are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Dexter Point Boat Launch - On the shores of Twin Lakes Reservoir are two paved boat ramps. Dexter Point Boat Ramp is located on the northeastern shore of the lake.

Interlaken Interpretive Site - This trail offers an easy walk to the historic resort cabins of Interlaken. Hikers and history buffs can visit the historic Interlaken by following the Colorado Trail along the south side of the lake.

Lakeview Campground - Lakeview Campground is located in the Twin Lakes area, but not immediately on the reservoir. Lakeview is the closest developed campground to the South Mt. Elbert Trailhead.

Mt. Elbert - Mt. Elbert at 14,433 ft elevation is the highest point in Colorado. It is the second highest mountain in the lower 48 states.

Parry Peak Campground - Perry Peak Campground is located west of Twin Lakes Reservoir on Highway 82. Many recreation opportunities are accessible from this campground including fishing, canoeing, hiking, motorcycle riding, four-wheel driving and mountain biking.

Red Rooster Boat Launch - On the shores of Twin Lakes Reservoir are two paved boat ramps. Red Rooster Boat Ramp is located on the northwestern shore of the lake.

Twin Lakes Historic Park - Interpretive panels and historic structures await those interested in the history of the west at this rest area. The surrounding terrain provides endless recreation opportunities.

Twin Peaks Campground - There are five Forest Service Campgrounds in the Twin Lakes area: Dexter, Lakeview, Parry Peak, Twin Peaks and White Star. Thirty-nine sites are available at Twin Peaks Campground on a first come, first serve basis,

Whitestar Campground - Whitestar Family Campground is one of five campgrounds surrounding Twin Lakes Reservoir. Reservation status of the 68 campsites at Whitestar vary between first come, first serve and reservations accepted.

Willis Gulch Trail - This is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 2,400 feet. The end destination is Willis Lake and a mine just beyond the lake .



More Information

Visitor Information:

Greater Leadville Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 861 , Leadville, CO, 80461, Phone: 719-486-3900, Fax: 719-486-8478, leadville@sni.net

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