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Haviland Lake

San Juan National Forest

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

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  • The wildflowers around Haviland Lake are wonderful in June.- Haviland Lake
  • The Forest Service day use area has picnic tables.- Haviland Lake
  • Local ranch near the lake.- Haviland Lake
  • Looking across the lake to the day use area and campground.- Haviland Lake
  • Beautiful paddling in the San Juans.- Haviland Lake
  • Boat ramp (not in the Forest Service day use area).- Haviland Lake
  • Day use area.- Haviland Lake
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful lake. Good fishing. Campground.
Cons: 
Not a large lake.
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Region:
San Juan Mountains, CO
Congestion: 
Moderate
Site characteristics: Water: 
Lake
Parking Pass: 
National Forest Day Use
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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Haviland Lake is a lovely mountain lake at 8,100 feet in the San Juan Mountains north of Durango. The lake is just a short way off highway 550, the "Million Dollar Highway." In addition to Haviland Lake Campground, visitors will find a (fee) day use area with picnic tables and a restroom. There is also a boat ramp on the south end of the lake along the access road which does not require a fee.

The lake is surrounded by mountains and meadows with wildflowers and a few local ranches. It is quite picturesque. The fishing is reputed to be good, and there is a fishing trail that goes all around the lake. Haviland Lake is about 1.5 miles long and .5 miles wide.

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