Forest Lakes - IPWA

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The Forest Lakes IPWA fishing area in Colorado is a popular destination for anglers seeking rainbow, cutthroat, and brook trout. The area also offers hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing opportunities in nearby Roosevelt National Forest. Fishing tips include using dry flies, nymphs, and streamers, and fishing early or late in the day for the best results. The best time to visit is in the summer months of June through August, with average temperatures ranging from 70-80°F. Overall, the Forest Lakes IPWA is a fantastic spot for fly fishing and outdoor recreation in Colorado.

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Popular Camping Destinations

Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Silver Lake 17 10,464 ft
Libby Creek 65 8,626 ft
Deep Creek 12 10,069 ft
Yellow Pine 19 8,338 ft
Sugarloaf 16 10,764 ft
Brooklyn Lake 19 10,577 ft
Nash Fork 27 10,164 ft
Tie City 15 8,528 ft
North Fork 60 9,212 ft
Lake Hattie Public Access Area - WGF Numerous 7,277 ft

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