Turquoise Lake

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Recreatin managed by the U.S. Forest Service, 2015 North Poplar, Leadville, CO 80461; (719)486-0749. Recreation facilities consist of 8 campgrounds, accommodating 300 campsites and 2 boat-launching ramps. Surface available for recreation includes 780 acres. Primary recreation activities include camping and fishing. Fish species available include mackinaw trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout. Facilities closed in winter due to ice and snow.

Turquoise Lake
(managing entity)
Forest Service USDA  
  1920 Valley Drive  
  Pueblo CO 81008  
Land Area (acres) Total 4928
  Developed Public Use 184
  Undeveloped 4744
Water Surface (acres) Total 1788
  Available for Recreation 1780
Shoreline (miles) Total 11
  Available for Recreation 11
Fees Area Entrance no
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other no
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 8
  Campsites 269
  Tent Only Campsites 29
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 4
  Picnic Tables 39
  Picnic Shelters 1
  Swimming Beaches 0
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 2
  Boat Launch Lanes 2
  Mooring Buoys 0
  Slip Mooring Spaces 0
  Concessions 1
Potable Water Campgrounds 22
  Picnic Areas 2
  Other Locations 2
Toilets Campgrounds 18
  Picnic Areas 3
  Other Locations 2
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 2
  Boat 0

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