The lake is open to a range of boats, from kayaks to power boats. You can bring your own and lunch from the boat ramp, or rent one seasonally at the marina. Vallecito Marina – You can rent quality pontoon and fishing boats by the hour (2 hour minimum) at the marina.
Vallecito Lake offers a free public swimming area, with many fee-based swimming areas surrounding it as well. Water activities such as boating, paddle boarding, and fishing, are a great way to enjoy your visit.
Things To Do in Vallecito Lake, CO Vallecito Lake Camping. Camping at Lake Vallecito is very popular. Vallecito Lake Boat Rentals. Vallecito Lake Fishing. Vallecito Lake Hiking. Vallecito Lake Hunting. Tour of Carvings.
Drought conditions are to blame for low water level at Vallecito Reservoir. The lake is 40 percent full, down about 32 feet from full capacity. Not since 2002 do locals remember Vallecito Reservoir being so low .
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Great area if your dog loves to swim . Always lots of dogs in the off leash area playing and swimming . The other lake loop also has a flat gravel path around the lake and allows dogs on leash only. Easy street parking, or there is a small lot near the on leash lake loop.
The water is always cool, and there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day spent in the high-altitude sun. Medano Creek, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Medano Creek is Colorado’s clandestine swimming beach. Chatfield State Park. Grand Lake. Boulder Reservoir. Jackson Lake State Park.
Water is 55 degrees in summer. Great scenery in the Rockies at 8500 feet above sea-level. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fish species present: Rainbow Trout , Northern Pike , Brown Trout , Kokanee Salmon , Walleye , Smallmouth Bass , White Sucker , Yellow Perch (bass and perch illegally introduced). Vallecito Reservoir has been managed as a Kokanee Salmon brood lake since 1968.
5 Great Fishing Opportunities in Durango ! Pine River. The Pine River runs from Vallecito Lake down, through the town of Bayfield and ends up in the Navajo Reservoir. Piedra River. Located about an hour from Durango , the Piedra offers pretty trout as well as stunning views. High-Country Streams. Vallecito Lake. Electra Lake.
Pueblo Reservoir 2007. Pueblo Reservoir is one of Colorado’s premier fisheries. It offers great angling for bass, walleye, crappie, catfish and large trout. Unlike other waters in the state, it rarely freezes and typically remains open for boating 365 day per year.