Take the left-hand turn, and stay on the main road for 4 miles to reach the ghost town of Alta. High-clearance vehicles recommended. Hopper211 wrote a review Aug 2020. Kokanee fishing has taken off since 2014 with anglers regularly harvesting fish in the 11-13 inch range. Date of experience: October 2020. A scenic crushed-rock trail circles the Alto Lake (approximately 0.5 miles) with picnic tables and benches situated along the shoreline. Read more. There are 20 designated campsites that are completely undeveloped. Fire Ring / Grill. We can accomodate groups up to 125 people at one time. The Whistlin' Pine Ranch campground is situated on the south shore of Alta lake.We have 34 tent sites, 10 RV sites and 9 cabins. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website. 1B Otto Rd, Pateros, WA, 98846. Picnic tables and shelters are first-come first-serve. The white cap mountains surrounding the lake were beautiful. Amenities. Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. Wapato Lake Campground $23 starting/night Silverline Resort Foggy Dew Campground (4) Photos Overview Map (0) Reviews Overview. Picnic Table. The access road to the area is narrow and rough, requiring a … There is a state park with camping and boat launching facilities, as well as a private resort with cabins and gravel launch site. Helpful. Expect rainbows in the 11-13 inch range along with carryovers to 16 inches. Share. The lake opens for trout fishing the last Saturday of April and closes September 30th. The marmot town in Alta ghost town was quiet as they were winterizing. Alta is a popular lake with anglers as fishing holds up quite well throughout the summer. Finding few campgrounds open around Telluride, I headed to Alta Lakes which was already crowded on a Monday. Alta campground is located along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, a popular fishing river in the area. Miners and trappers passed through the Alta Coulee south of the lake in search of pelt and valuable gem & ore. Alta Lake Campground. Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed) - Norwood RD Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. Pets Allowed. Directions From jct US 97 & Hwy 153: Go 1-1/4 mi W on Hwy 153, then 1-1/2 mi S on Alta Lake Rd/CR 1517. 145. Note - camping is ONLY allowed in numbered spots, though there are an abundance of other sites w fire pits Ranger Pete explained the plans to restore the area surrounding the upper lakes to the unscarred alpine meadows they’re meant to be. The camping at Alta Lake State Park may be rustic, but you’ll be so close to Winthrop, Twisp and Chelan, you’ll be able to spend some time in civilization before returning to your humble campsite. From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass. 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