Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area


Location:Extends south from the mining town of Leadville to the Pueblo Reservoir. Main roads of access include Highways 285/24 and 50/291.
Facilities:102 campsites (no drinking water available), group campground (with restrictions), 108 picnic sites, 14 bathhouses, trails (27 miles total), boat launches, visitor/nature center (é).
Activities:Camping (year-round), fishing, ice fishing, boating, river rafting and kayaking, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting (with restrictions), rock climbing, sightseeing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park stretches nearly 150 miles along the Arkansas River, with spectacular views and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, including white-water boating.
Address:307 W Sackett Ave
Salida, CO 81201

Phone:719-539-7289
Web: parks.state.co.us
Size: 18,000 acres. Elevation: 4,000-9,400 feet.

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"I first arrived at the Arkansas Headwaters in 2000, and our first big drought year was 2002," says Rob White, manager of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.
The recent creation of the 150-mile-long riverside Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (managed jointly by Colorado State Parks and the U.S.

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