Another beautiful spot to go camping with your family when in Durango is the Haviland Lake Trail. There are around 45 campsites near the lake, all managed by the Colorado State. 26 of these campsites can be booked beforehand to make your stay more comfortable. Surrounding the lake are the gorgeous Ponderosa pines that seem to compete with the mountain peaks behind them. There are options for boating, fishing, and canoeing on the lake. You can go horse-riding on the banks of the lake. Nearby trials include Forebay Lake, Graysill Trail, Rico-Silverton Trail and the Salt Creek Trail. Day side picnics are also a great idea to be here.
Haviland Lake Travel Tips
- The best season to visit is from May to September.
- You will need a Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing permit to fish in the waters of this lake.
- Many of the campsites have electric hook-ups.
- Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are also provided at the campsites.
- There are bears in the forest.
How to Reach Haviland Lake
- You can hire a car to get here.
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1.98% of people who visit Durango include Haviland Lake in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
75% of people start their Haviland Lake visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Haviland Lake
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Haviland Lake
People normally also visit San Juan National Forest while planning their trip to Haviland Lake.
Haviland Lake Reviews & Ratings
Lake itself is gorgeous. Camp hosts are great people! However if you plan to camp there do not believe the pics on the website, there is only 1 spot on the lake itself, the rest are nowhere near the water. I made reservations months in advance for a wk. Called to confirm my spot n was assured my site looked like the one I was sent....twice. drove 500 miles to get there , spent one night and left. Again, no fault of the hosts...they said they have asked repeatedly to show the true camping sites. Trying to get my money back now. Website is definitely false advertising as far as camping sites go. But huge kudos to the camp hosts.
Good place. Quite and beautiful. A little hard to fish because of all the weeds in the water. But so far good.
Tranquil and serene. The camp host were friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed waiting them interact as a family. So much love and respect shown for each other. Brewers give a thumb up for all.
Camp sites were good, very well wooded and enough brush and trees to block the views from the other sites. They have electric on the sites and drinking water at various stations. Standard camp site bathrooms, port holes. Very well kept though. Camp hosts are friendly, usually two. Few sites located by the lake. Also has a few double sites you can book. Lost a star because the camp hosts ran out of firewood we could buy and she told us it wasn't her job to get more firewood.
We loved this campground! It's well taken care of, well laid out, easy to navigate, clean bathrooms, tap water close to every site, friendly host, and just a beautiful stay near a quiet little lake in the beautiful San Juan forest.