Woods Lake State Wildlife Area

· Lizard Head

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 and US Forest Service
Admission: A valid hunting or fishing license is required for everyone 18 or older to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Free on USFS property.

Restrictions: Roads inaccessible during the winter

Parking: Gravel parking areas/roadside
Lodging: Primitive camping on US Forest Service property

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Latitude: 37.88418
Longitude: -108.05628

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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