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Quick Facts

Haviland Lake

Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2524.9 Meters)

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General Description

Copyright: - US Forest Service
Haviland Lake fishing site is a scenic area located about one mile off U.S. Highway 550. With the Hermosa Cliffs in the background, morning views across the reservoir can be memorable. Fishing can be good and row boating is permissible, although Forebay is a more secluded fishing site than Haviland Lake. There is a good selection of camping sites, some located near the lakeshore and ponderosa pines provide shade.

Directions from Durango,: Travel 18 miles north on U.S. Highway 550 and turn east on Forest Road 671.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open for fishing. Updated: 2003-09-03 12:18:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Lake Froze this past winter. No Fishing yet.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Fishing is usually good in the mornings until mid-afternoon. Beware of afternoon thunderstorms. Mostly rainbow, some brook trout.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Haviland Lake Campground
ICON Tent Camping Haviland Lake Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Forebay is more secluded than Haviland Lake
ICON Fishing 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 Canoeing Permitted in Haviland Lake
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 Campground - Haviland Lake Campground has scenic and convenient campsites a mile off of U.S. 550. With the Hermosa Cliffs in the background, morning views across the reservoir are memorable.

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:

Durango Area Chamber Resort Association, 111 South Camino Del Rio , Durango, CO, 81301, Phone: 800-463-8726, Fax: 970-385-7884, durango@frontier.net


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