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Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes are natural lakes south of Leadville. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was home to the Interlacken resort, which served the well healed from around the nation. Twin Lakes is the diversion point for Homestake, Ivanhoe, and Grizzly collection systems. Lower Arkansas River water is also exchanged up-stream for water drawn from Twin Lakes.


Twin Lake

Dam and Reservoir owned and operated by Bureau of Reclamation

Twin LakesElevation: 9,210 feet (2,807 meters)
Capacity: 141,000 acre feet (1 acre foot = 325,851 gallons)
County: Lake

Recreational opportunities managed by the Twin Lakes Company and the U.S. Forest Service.

Co. Rd. 24, Leadville, CO

Directions

Follow I-70 west to CO-91 South (exit 195 - 90.1 miles), then continue on CO-91 south to US.24 East (22.1 miles).& Take US-24 E to Colorado 83 (16.2 miles), and follow& Colorado 82 west (6.4 miles).

Recreational Opportunities

  • Camping

  • Boating

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Biking

  • Picnicking

Fee: $4 fee at Dexter Point boat ramp, Red Rooster parking/boat ramp, Mountain View overlook and Big Mac, Deception Point, Mount Elbert, Sunnyside and Whistler Point parking.

Boating: Boat ramp
Fish: Rainbow and brown and kokanee salmon
Water Acres: 3,000
Managing Agency: San Isabel National Forest/Leadville Ranger District. For more information, call (719) 486-0749.

From the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website

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