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Haviland Lake Campground

Elevation: 8,705 Feet (2713.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 45
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: 45 UNITS; RESERVED UNITS ARE 1-7, 11-16 AND 41-45, REMAINDER ARE NOT RESERVED
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Copyright: - US Forest Service
Haviland Lake Campground has scenic and convenient campsites a mile off of U.S. Highway 550. With the Hermosa Cliffs in the background, morning views across the reservoir are memorable. Fishing can be good and row boating is permissible, although Forebay is a more secluded fishing site than Haviland Lake. Ponderosa pines shade the 45 sites and 66 feet is the longest RV/trailer that can be accommodated. There is a good selection of sites for RVs and tents, some are near the shore of Haviland Lake.

Directions from Durango,: Travel 18 miles north on U.S. Highway 550 and turn east on Forest Road 671. The campground is just across the dam.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late June through Mid-September .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Camp sites not on lake side $

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open. Host on site. Cost per site $12.00. Additional charges for Lakeside sites $2.00; Electric $3.00; Lakeside with electric $5.00. Updated: 2004-07-28 10:22:00.0

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Filed By: Edward Green (Piedmont, SC)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Good variation of campsites. Nice views of the lake and cliffs from most.
Conditions: Most sites had shade(aspen and conifers). Campground was well kept.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Unpowered Boating Permitted in Haviland Lake
ICON RV Camping 66 foot maximum
ICON Tent Camping Plenty of spaces
ICON Camping Haviland Lake Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Forebay is more secluded than Haviland Lake
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Forebay Lake is about a mile away
ICON Hiking & Walking Roads and trails nearby
ICON Horseback Riding Stables nearby
ICON Mountain Biking Roads and trails nearby
ICON Viewing Scenery Hermosa Cliffs

Related Activities
Graysill Trail - This trail provides a quick and easy way out of Cascade Canyon. The main attraction from this trail is to get to the Rico-Silverton Trail instead of going all the way to the end of Cascade Creek.

Haviland Lake - Haviland Lake Fishing site is a scenic area located about one mile off U.S. Highway 550. Fishing can be good and row boating is permissible.

Rico-Silverton Trail - This trail ascends two high mountain passes, thus affording excellent views and good opportunities for photography.

Salt Creek Trail - The trail switchbacks down through meadows and aspen glades. The bottom of the trail is a bit rougher and steeper, so watch your step.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Silverton Area Chamber Of Commerce, 414 Greene Street, P.O. Box 565 , Silverton, CO, 81433, Phone: 800-752-4494, Fax: 970-387-0282, chamber@frontier.net


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