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Fishing: Colorado > White River National Forest > Blanco Ranger District

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Avery Lake

Elevation: 6,995 Feet (2180.5 Meters)

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General Description

Avery Lake offers fishing for Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout. There are campsites and a boat landing ramp at the outlet side (south) of the lake. Lake Avery is not within the White River National Forest; it is managed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Directions from Meeker: Lake Avery is 20 miles east of Meeker. Take State Highway 13 for 1.5 mile, turn right onto County Road 8 for 19 miles. Turn left at the dam to access the outlet of Lake Avery or proceed up County Road 8 for another mile to reach the inlet of Lake Avery.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-04-27 14:55:00.0

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Filed By: Cindy (Elizabeth, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: 'Good Fishing' and wonderful views of the area. Lake Avery sits above the road, climb is a little steep but road is excellent, good picnic area, lots of deer and elk to see. Cafe's and a bait shop near by. Sleepy Cat Resort just down the road dinner was excellent!!! ie - prime rib !! Lots of other things to do/see horseback riding, other fishing sites, wildlife viewing, hiking. There are amenties near by.
Conditions: Memorial Day, cool wet mornings -warm afternoons, not much cover around the lake, but there is a sheltered picnic area, boat ramp is good, it can get a little windy
Water Availability: Plenty of water, they have had rain this year.
Recommended Clothing: bring a jacket - it can get windy and a little cool
Suggested Accessories: We fished with night crawlers caught quite a few smalltrout but threw them back for the next fisherperson

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching There are campsites and a boat landing ramp at the outlet side (south) of the lake.
ICON Cold Water Fishing Fish Species: Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Avery Lake


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