Alta Lakes Road is 6 miles south of Telluride on Hwy. Pets Allowed. Amenities. The white cap mountains surrounding the lake were beautiful. Share. Alta Lake Campground. The access road to the area is narrow and rough, requiring a … A scenic crushed-rock trail circles the Alto Lake (approximately 0.5 miles) with picnic tables and benches situated along the shoreline. Alta campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, a popular fishing river in the area. There is a state park with camping and boat launching facilities, as well as a private resort with cabins and gravel launch site. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website. Directions From jct US 97 & Hwy 153: Go 1-1/4 mi W on Hwy 153, then 1-1/2 mi S on Alta Lake Rd/CR 1517. Ranching & livestock came to Alta Lake when my dad bought the land from a homesteader in 1944. A lot of the camping around Alta Lakes has been taken away. Large yellow-barked Ponderosa Pine tower above many of the campsites which along with fir, aspen and lodgepole pine provide shade for many of the campsites. 145. The marmot town in Alta ghost town was quiet as they were winterizing. Fire Ring / Grill. $25 starting/night 4.0. 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. 1B Otto Rd, Pateros, WA, 98846. Save to Favorites Travelers Booked These Nearby. We can accomodate groups up to 125 people at one time. Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. Read more. For a list of other fantastic campgrounds to enjoy this year, check out this list. The lake opens for trout fishing the last Saturday of April and closes September 30th. To get to the lakes, turn right at the town and follow the signs to Alta Lakes. High-clearance vehicles recommended. Helpful. 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. Expect rainbows in the 11-13 inch range along with carryovers to 16 inches. Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed) - Norwood RD Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. Hopper211 wrote a review Aug 2020. Finding few campgrounds open around Telluride, I headed to Alta Lakes which was already crowded on a Monday. Picnic Table. Alta is a popular lake with anglers as fishing holds up quite well throughout the summer. Painted Rocks Lake is located less than 5 miles away by paved road. Take the left-hand turn, and stay on the main road for 4 miles to reach the ghost town of Alta. Get Directions 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. Choose Your Site. 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