Meadow Lake is located 25 miles north of New Castle, off the Buford-New Castle Road (about a 1 1/2 hour drive). Meadow Lake Campground sits north of Meadow Lake, within walking distance of the lake. Fishing is available at Meadow Lake, with a Colorado fishing license. Meadow Creek is located south of Meadow Lake. Mountain biking is available in the surrounding area. Fire rings are available at the picnic tables next to the lake. Outside the fire rings, no campfires are allowed by the lake.
Meadow Lake Campground offers 10 campsites. Facilities include tables, fire grates, trash disposal, a vault toilet, drinking water and trailer parking (under 16 ft.).
Meadow Lake day-use and fishing area has a boat ramp, vault toilet, and 4 picnic sites with tables and fire rings. The fishing pier is wheelchair accessible.
Directions from Rifle: Located 25 miles north of New Castle, the main access is the Buford-New Castle Road, Forest Road 245 , to Forest Road 601, to Forest Road 823.
Directions from Meeker: Meadow Lake Campground is located 28 miles east of Meeker. Take State Hwy. 13 east out of Meeker for 1 mile; turn right onto County Road 8 for 18 miles, until you come to a bridge on the right. Turn right and proceed on this road for 1 1/2 miles to a stop sign, then turn right on the Buford-New Castle Road, winding up the hill and travelling 8 miles to the Hiner Springs sign. Turn left on Forest Road 823 and travel 3 miles to Meadow Lake.