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Quick Facts

Black Bess Day Use Area

Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Reservation Remarks: day use only
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Black Bess Family Picnic Ground is located at 7,800 ft. in elevation and provides access to water sports on Ruedi Reservoir and land sports in the surrounding terrain. No drinking water is available except for treated water from the reservoir and area streams.

Directions from Basalt: 23 miles east of Basalt, CO up the Frying Pan Rd, County Rd 104

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Year-round (NOTE: open year round, trash collection, and vault toilets) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching Ruedi Reservoir
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Ruedi Reservoir
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Reudi Reservoir surrounding area
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Reudi Reservoir surrounding area
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Reudi Reservoir surrounding area
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Reudi Reservoir surrounding area
Yes
ICON Canoeing Reudi Reservoir
Yes
ICON Picnicking Ruedi Reservoir
Yes
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Ruedi Reservoir
Yes



Nearby Services

Groceries: regional store (Private - Profit) Directions: 23 miles west to Basalt

Gas Station: several regional chains in Basalt (Private - Profit) Directions: 23 miles west to Basalt

Nearest Hospital: Valley View Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 23 miles west to Basalt and 22 miles northwest on Hwy 82

Showers: KOA campground in Basalt (Private - Profit) Directions: 23 miles west to Basalt and 2 miles northwest on Hwy 82

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 1 mile east on County Rd 104 to Meredith

Miscellaneous: Propane at KOA campground (Private - Profit) Directions: 23 miles west to Basalt and 2 miles northwest on Hwy 82



More Information

Visitor Information:

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, 1102 Grand Ave. , Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, Phone: 888-4GLENWOOD, www.glenscape.com

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