Twin Lakes Reservoir

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Recreation managed by the U.S. Forest Service, 2015 N. Poplar, Leadville, CO 80461; (719)486-0749. Recreation facilities consist of 2 campgrounds, accommodating approximately 100 campsites and 2 boatlaunch ramps. Access is good. Surface acres available for recreation include 2,440 acres. Primary recreation activities include fishing and camping. Winter ice fishing is a popular activi ty. Major fish species include rainbow trout, mackinaw trout, and brook trout. Facilities are closed in winter due to ice and snow. The Mount Elbert Power Plant was constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation on the north shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir. The structure is equivalent to a 14-story building, although most of the structure is below ground. A visitor's center is located on the top floor and is open to the public during the summer months, affording the opportunity to obtain information on the Fryingpan Arkansas Project, water resources, and adjoining national forest lands.

Twin Lakes Reservoir
(managing entity)
Forest Service USDA
1920 Valley Drive
Pueblo CO 81008
Land Area (acres) Total 5600
  Developed Public Use 160
  Undeveloped 5440
Water Surface (acres) Total 2440
  Available for Recreation 2440
Shoreline (miles) Total 14
  Available for Recreation 14
Fees Area Entrance no
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas no
  Boat Launch Facilities no
  Parking no
  Other no
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 2
  Campsites 92
  Tent Only Campsites 7
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 1
  Picnic Tables 2
  Picnic Shelters 21
  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 7
  Picnic Areas 5
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 5
  Picnic Areas 2
  Other Locations 7
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 1
  Boat 0

For more information visit the Colorado Recreation page.

Last Updated: 9/29/17