Woods Lake State Wildlife Area
This is a small, beautiful and secluded lake set among mixed-conifer forest and aspen groves. Keep an eye out for typical species of the high-elevation aspen and spruce-fir forest. You might see elk and black bear. The mountain scenery here is spectacular, with beautiful views of Mount Wilson. Rugged trails lead into the Lizard Head Wilderness Area and, eventually, alpine tundra.
County: San Miguel
Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Spruce-Fir Forest, Alpine Tundra, Mountain Meadow
Directions: At the intersection of CO 145 and CO 62 at Placerville drive towards Telluride on CO 145 for three miles. Turn right (south) on CR 57P, which becomes FR 618. It???s about 10 miles to the campground and lake.
Delorme: 76 A1
Roads of Colorado: 114 B4
Dates of Access: Roads closed during the winter months
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife/US Forest Service
Restrictions: Roads snowed in during the winter
Parking: Gravel parking areas/roadside
Lodging: Primitive camping
Handicapped Access: Limited