Mancos State Park  

  Photo courtesy of
official Colorado
State Parks website.


Mancos is southwest Colorado's hot spot for excellent fishing and camping!

Mancos State Park covers over 300 acres around Jackson Gulch Dam and Reservoir. The reservoir itself is comprised of 216 surface acres, and at 7,800 feet, it is considered an alpine lake.

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There are two campgrounds at the park. The southern shore has a 24-site campground with tables, grills, vault toilets and water hydrants. Volleyball and horseshoe facilities are located in this area and open to visitors. A dump station exists at the entrance to this site. A group picnic ground, boat ramp and ranger station are also located in this area.

The other campground lies on the northern shore of the lake. It is considered a primitive site, because there is no drinking water available. Each site includes a grill, table and access to vault toilets. Two picnic areas exist along the northern shore of the lake. This is also where hikers can gain access to the Chicken Creek Trail, which leads into the San Juan National Forest.

Sailing, fishing and wake-less boating may be enjoyed on the lake. Visitors also enjoy picnicking, hiking, camping, volleyball, horseshoes and mountain biking.

Mancos State Park lies immediately south of the San Juan National Forest between Durango and Dolores. It is ten miles north of Mesa Verde National Park.

To Contact the Park Write or Call:
Mancos State Park
c/o Lone Mesa State Park
P.O. Box 1047
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 533-7065 (phone)

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