Ridgway Reservoir


Recreation at Ridgway Dam and Reservoir, Dallas Creek Project, is managed by the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir offers a variety of activities on its 1,000 surface-acres. Rainbow trout are stocked annually in the reservoir. Camping experiences vary from 25 walk-in tent sites to 187 sites with electrical hook-ups, and 81 full hook-up campsites. Ridgway State Park is at the base of the spectacular San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. Ridgway Reservoir is a year-round outdoor recreation paradise attracting boaters, anglers and swimmers. All recreation sites have easy bicycle access. Natural surface trails pass through the pinyon/juniper forests and onto mesas offering lovely views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Wildlife includes deer, marmots, magpies, waterfowl, squirrels, chipmunks and occasionally osprey and black bears are seen in the area. Winter brings elk and bald eagles into the park. Hunting is permitted at certains of the year in designated areas. Check with park office for specific closures and regulations. The visitor center contains displays on local wildlife and a bookstore.


Take U.S. Highway 550 south of Montrose, Colorado for 22 miles to Ridgway State Park entrance.






Ridgway State Park 28555 Highway 550 Ridgway, CO 81432


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