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Lake: Jefferson Lake

Is Jefferson Lake closed for the 2020 season?

Post By: KayakerFishfinder      Posted: 5/20/2020 12:18:58 PM     Points: 16761    
I noticed on the usda.gov website that Jefferson Lake is closed for the 2020 season. Is this true or is it just still iced over?
 Reply by: Kenny Rukspin      Posted: May. 20, 1:31:14 PM     Points: 6265    
For the most authoritative answer, call the South Park Ranger District: 719.836.2031. If you do call, please consider filling out a conditions report with any information you obtain.
 Reply by: KayakerFishfinder      Posted: May. 20, 2:23:38 PM     Points: 16761    
Thanks for the phone number, but it was no help.

You get a pre recorded message saying the ranger office is closed due to the corona virus. It also said all picnic areas and campgrounds are closed and there is a current fire ban for Pike forest and South Park which includes shooting.

It did give another phone number if you had questions, but it went to voice mail. Funny thing the phone number Given is another ranger office Phone number.
 Reply by: Kenny Rukspin      Posted: May. 21, 5:40:16 AM     Points: 6265    
Thanks for the info. I'll post an update on the Jefferson Lake page. It looks like it's closed at least until the end of May.
 Reply by: Dgil1972      Posted: May. 21, 5:03:24 PM     Points: 1552    
The earliest I've been up there was June 7th 2014. We hand launched a gutted out 15' Monarch and dodged icebergs until a large sheet sent us to the shore. I think mid June is the average time it's fishable though.
Canyon Enterprises manages Jefferson (719) 748-3694. Give them a try and let us know what you find out.
 Reply by: RM Fan      Posted: Jun. 2, 1:08:56 PM     Points: 94    
On my way to Tarryall stopped by Jefferson just incase it was open and its still closed.