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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at Lake San Cristobal in Colorado.

Lake San Cristobal, CO

This picture perfect lake is only 330 surface acres, but the setting is absolutely breathtaking! Motorized boats are allowed on Lake San Cristobal, improving access to outstanding fishing during summer months. Ice fishing in winter can be productive. There is a campground with RV hookups and a boat launch ramp. Lodging, shopping and dining are also available.

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Lake San Cristobal, nestled in the scenic San Juan Mountains of Colorado, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful angling experience. The lake is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities and the abundance of fish species that inhabit its pristine waters. Anglers can expect to catch trout species such as rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout. Whether you prefer casting from the shore or venturing out on a boat, Lake San Cristobal provides a serene and picturesque setting to cast your line and reel in some impressive catches.

Lake San Cristobal, with its excellent fishing opportunities, serene boating experiences, and scenic camping options, offers a complete outdoor getaway for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating enthusiast, or simply looking to immerse yourself in the serenity of nature, Lake San Cristobal in Colorado provides a picturesque backdrop to indulge in your favorite activities while enjoying the breathtaking mountain landscapes and the pristine waters of the lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Colorado

Fish Species in Lake San Cristobal, CO

Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Brook trout Brown trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon

Lake San Cristobal Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rentals: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Concessions: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating on Lake San Cristobal is a popular activity, offering visitors a chance to explore the calm waters and soak in the breathtaking mountain scenery. The lake allows both motorized and non-motorized watercraft, providing opportunities for leisurely cruises, fishing expeditions, and water sports. Boaters can enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the lake, admire the surrounding towering peaks, and find their own secluded fishing spots. With a boat ramp available, Lake San Cristobal ensures easy access to the water and a seamless boating experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Hinsdale County Boat Dock
Located mid lake, on the west side of the lake, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with docks and limited, gravel parking.

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Camping near Lake San Cristobal allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area and extend their outdoor adventures. The lake offers several campgrounds with various amenities, including tent sites and RV sites. Campers can choose between more developed campgrounds with facilities like picnic areas, restrooms, and fire pits, or opt for more primitive sites for a true wilderness experience. Camping in this picturesque setting allows you to wake up to breathtaking views, explore nearby hiking trails, and unwind in the peacefulness of the mountains.

Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks

Highlander RV Campground - 970 944-2878

Woodlake Park Campground - 800 201-2694

Lake San Cristobal CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake San Cristobal
Lake San Cristobal Lodge
PO Box 6
Lake City, Colorado 81235
970 964-8273


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