To get to the lakes, turn right at the town and follow the signs to Alta Lakes. Take the left-hand turn, and stay on the main road for 4 miles to reach the ghost town of Alta. Expect rainbows in the 11-13 inch range along with carryovers to 16 inches. From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass. Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed) - Norwood RD Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. There are 20 designated campsites that are completely undeveloped. The white cap mountains surrounding the lake were beautiful. Hopper211 wrote a review Aug 2020. The access road to the area is narrow and rough, requiring a … Amenities. Get Directions The camping at Alta Lake State Park may be rustic, but you’ll be so close to Winthrop, Twisp and Chelan, you’ll be able to spend some time in civilization before returning to your humble campsite. 1B Otto Rd, Pateros, WA, 98846. Date of experience: October 2020. Share. The marmot town in Alta ghost town was quiet as they were winterizing. Wapato Lake Campground $23 starting/night Silverline Resort Foggy Dew Campground (4) Photos Overview Map (0) Reviews Overview. Helpful. Picnic Table. Picnic tables and shelters are first-come first-serve. Kokanee fishing has taken off since 2014 with anglers regularly harvesting fish in the 11-13 inch range. We can accomodate groups up to 125 people at one time. Note - camping is ONLY allowed in numbered spots, though there are an abundance of other sites w fire pits Ranger Pete explained the plans to restore the area surrounding the upper lakes to the unscarred alpine meadows they’re meant to be. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website. A lot of the camping around Alta Lakes has been taken away. Finding few campgrounds open around Telluride, I headed to Alta Lakes which was already crowded on a Monday. Choose Your Site. 145. Alta campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, a popular fishing river in the area. Alta is a popular lake with anglers as fishing holds up quite well throughout the summer. In the early 1900's, homesteaders settled in the area to scratch the ground for farming. Read more. $25 starting/night 4.0. There is a state park with camping and boat launching facilities, as well as a private resort with cabins and gravel launch site. Alta Lake Campground. For a list of other fantastic campgrounds to enjoy this year, check out this list. Pets Allowed. Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. Ranching & livestock came to Alta Lake when my dad bought the land from a homesteader in 1944. High-clearance vehicles recommended. Alta Lakes Road is 6 miles south of Telluride on Hwy. The Whistlin' Pine Ranch campground is situated on the south shore of Alta lake.We have 34 tent sites, 10 RV sites and 9 cabins. Painted Rocks Lake is located less than 5 miles away by paved road. 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