Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Chalk Lake Fishing Area is a very pleasant spot to drop a fishing line right off of the paved Chalk Creek Road. It is also a great spot to have a picnic or just take a short stroll around the tiny lake with its overshadowing 14,000-foot mountains. The lake is barely a tenth of a mile across, and there is a flat trail all around it that is heavily trod by hopeful anglers. The inlet and outlet are very close together on the east end, with bridges over both.

The fishing is reputed to be quite good, but it is more for the casual fisherman than for those looking for the gold medal waters with trophy fish for which Colorado is justly famous.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Beautiful developed area. Easy fishing. Mountain views.

Cons

None.

Features

Family friendly
Near lake or river

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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