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Smith Lake

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Fish Species in Smith Lake:
Brook Trout
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Lakes & Rivers Nearby:
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Smith Lake
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General Details:

Camping is very limited to preserve the wilderness condition, and open campfires are not allowed at Smith. Smith is a natural lake at 8700 ft. open year round mainly to fishing. The majority of the fish within Smith Lake are Brook Trout. Hiking is the other top draw at Smith.... Log in for additional details...

Getting there:

From Eldorado National Forest website, Hiking only. Smith Lake is in Desolation Wilderness. No motorized, mechanized, or wheeled equipment are allowed in the Wilderness such as bicycles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, or motorboats. This lake is reached by parking at the Twin Lakes parking area near Wrights Lake and hiking the Grouse Lake Trail. This 3 mile hike is considered a difficult hike. Directions to Wrights Lake: From Kyburz on Highway 50 go 5 miles east to Wrights Lake Road. Turn left (north), and go 8 miles to the campgound.

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Smith Lake Stocking 2019 to 2021
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