Lake/Pond/Reservoir, Ice Fishing
Location: Big Meadows Reservoir
Elevation: 9250
Commonly Caught Species: Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon
Stocked?: Yes
Suggested Bait: Bait, lures, or flies
Restrictions: Must have Colorado Fishing License to fish.
Fishing Method: Flyfishing, Boat, Spin Fishing
Seasonal Accessibility: Year-round
Access: Car (4x4 not required), Winter travel (snowmobile, snowshoes, skis)
Driving Directions: Take Hwy. 160 south out of South Fork for 10 miles to FSR 410 for Big Meadows Lake on the right. Take FSR 410 west for 1.4 miles to "Y" intersection (Forest Rd. 410). Bear left onto Rd. 410 and go 0.4 miles into campground.
Forest Service Info:: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/riogrande/recreation/fishing/recarea/?recid=28932&actid=42
Main Image Description & Credit: Early Morning at Big Meadows Reservoir

Big Meadows Reservoir is 600 acres and is a no-wake lake. Motorboats are allowed, but cannot create excessive wakes. Motor Boats must be registered with State Parks. The reservoir also has a boat ramp, handicapped-accessible fishing pier, bathrooms, and a campground (fee).

Black Creek, which flows into the reservoir, has good fly fishing.

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