RUBY MOUNTAIN - ARKANSAS HEADWATERS STATE REC AREA

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CAMPING COLORADO

Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area


April 19, 2024

Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Recreation Area is a picturesque camping area located in the state of Colorado. Situated in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley, this campground offers a variety of amenities to enhance the camping experience. Visitors can enjoy spacious campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. Restrooms with flush toilets and drinking water are conveniently located throughout the campground, ensuring a comfortable stay for all campers.

Reservations are accepted at Ruby Mountain - Arkansas Headwaters State Recreation Area, allowing visitors to secure their preferred campsite in advance. This is especially recommended during peak seasons, as the campground tends to be in high demand. The best time to visit is during the summer months when the weather is pleasant for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. However, it's important to note that Colorado's unpredictable weather patterns can change rapidly, so it's advisable to come prepared with appropriate gear for varying conditions.

While camping at Ruby Mountain, campers can explore the stunning natural beauty of the Arkansas River Valley and its surrounding mountains. The area offers opportunities for hiking and biking, with scenic trails that lead to breathtaking views. Fishing enthusiasts will also find abundant trout in the nearby Arkansas River, making it an ideal spot for angling. However, visitors should be cautious of potential wildlife encounters, as the campground is situated in a natural habitat. It is important to properly store food and maintain a safe distance from wildlife to ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience.




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Rich Creek

Apache Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Hayden Meadows Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Sunnyside Fishing Site

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Antero Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Crystal Lakes

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Cottonwood Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout

Chalk Lake Fishing Site

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout Permit Rainbow Trout

Shelf Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Jefferson Lake

Apache Trout Northern Pike

Frantz Lake SWA

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Riverside Ponds (Mt. Ouray SWA)

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout

Black Lakes (Vail)

Apache Trout Brook Trout

Clear Creek Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Cutthroat Trout

Hassell Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Urad Reservoir - Upper

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout

Baldwin Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brook Trout Kelp Bass Northern Pike Smallmouth Bass White Perch Yellow Perch

Sands Lake SWA

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Crystal Lake Fishing Site

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Curtain Ponds

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Gibson Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout

Kiln Creek

Alligator Gar Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Bluefin Tuna Brown Trout

Big Mac Fishing Site

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Cottonwood Lake (Buena Vista)

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout

Camp Hale Pond Fishing Pier

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brook Trout Brown Trout Northern Pike Rainbow Trout

Montgomery Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Giberson Bay Day Use Fishing Site

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass

Mount Elbert Forebay

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Upper Cataract Lake

Apache Trout Arctic Grayling Atlantic Salmon Cutthroat Trout

Whistler Point

Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Brook Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Permit Rainbow Trout

O`Haver Lake

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Officers Gulch Pond

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Dillon Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout
                                                                                                                       
                                               

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