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Ridgway State Park is located just 15 miles north of Ouray (the Switzerland of America) and 20 miles south of Montrose in the Uncompahgre Valley.  Feel the spirit of the San Juan Mountains, unlimited outdoor activities, and 280 campsites in the Park.

Activities: boating, sailing, swimming, water skiing, fishing, river fishing on the Uncompahgre River, wildlife viewing, bird watching, biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, geocaching, hunting, ice fishing, ice skating, jet skiing, sail-paddle sports, snow tubing, swimming, water skiing, winter camping.

Reservoir Fishing: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Kokanee Salmon, Splake, Green Sunfish

Access: Easy

Boating: Power Boats

Additional information: -Taking of kokanee is allowed from September 1 to December 31. -No bag limits, possession of small bass mouth. -Hunting underwater underwater can be used for the Pike or carp, CPW regulations. In addition, no underwater fishing starts less than 100 feet from any Marina, ramp, don’t swim beach or dam infrastructure.

Pa Co Chu Puk Tailwater (below dam): Fish: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Snake River Cutthroat

Access: Easy

Boating: na

This area is the fence below the USGS Gas Station just below the Ridgway dam, at the confluence of the Uncompahgre with Cow Creek. Tailwater: 1.5 miles.

Three campgrounds, with RV sites (hookups), electric sites, tent sites, and 3 Yurts.

From Montrose, 20 miles south on Highway 550.

Ridgway State Park
28555 Highway 550

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Basecamp Ouray Link