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Number of days
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Motorized watercraft allowed?
No
Water difficulty
Easy / Class A
Distance
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Forest Day Use

Pros

Beautiful lake. Good fishing. Campground.

Cons

Not a large lake.

Address

Forest Rd 671
717
Durango, CO 81301
United States

Features

Campgrounds + Campsites
Fishing
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas

Site characteristics: Water

Lake

Portage required

No

Location

Field Guide

Comments

04.02.18
Located just 15 miles north of Durango, Colorado, Haviland Lake is a mixed use Lake. Summer finds the Lake perfect for canoe, kayak and paddleboard, Autumn is a spectacle of reflections, and in the winter the road to the lake is closed to vehicles, making it perfect for snowshoes and x-country skis. I like Haviland Lake in all seasons. Snowshoes help for winter hiking, but x-country skis are cool too. The trails to the right of the closed gate are a great place to start a winter hike.
10.21.15
Gorgeous photos of Haviland Lake, Kit!
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