Mancos State Park
Mancos State Park surrounds Jackson Gulch Reservoir at the edge of the San Juan National Forest. The fishing for rainbow trout and yellow perch is excellent but the boating has to be wakeless. With direct access to the national forest, there are hundreds of miles of trails available for the summer hikers and the winter snowshoers and cross-country skiers. 2 miles up the road is the West Mancos Trailhead, giving access to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in season. Sites in the main campground are open year-round - water hydrants and the dump station are available year-round but the electrical, water and sewer hook-ups are turned off in winter. There are also 2 insulated yurts with propane heater/gas-log fireplaces available for rent at Mancos State Park.
The daily vehicle pass will run you $7, or you can buy an annual Colorado State Parks pass for $70 (2008 fee). Basic campsites cost $16 per night. Use of the dump station requires a valid park pass and camping permit. The yurts cost $70 per night with a $10 per night pet fee and should probably be reserved for an additional $10 (non-refundable). The Group Picnic Area can be rented for $30 per day but you might want to call 970-882-2213 for reservations.
Jackson Gulch Reservoir and the La Plata Mountains
Mancos State Park area map
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