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Big Creek Lake(upper)

Status:  Log in or Register... 01.22.24
Water Tmp:  01.22.24
Level:  01.22.24
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Conditions reports for this lake are available when logged in. Last Conditions Report for Big Creek Lake(upper): 01.22.24
Big Creek Lake(upper) on FishExplorer has 36 historic conditions reports, 20 historic water temperature updates, 54 historic status updates, 39 historic water level updates, available to subscribers.
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Fish Species in Big Creek Lake(upper):
Arctic Grayling, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, plus 3 more... (Log in for full fish species list)
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Lakes & Rivers Nearby:
Big Creek Lake(lower)  |  Slide Lakes  |  Diana Lake
Big Creek Lake(upper)
Managing Agency: Surface Acres: Capacity AF: Elev:
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General Details:

In Routt National Forest and managed by Parks Ranger District. Hike in from the parking lots at Lower Big Creek or land your boat at the southern shore of Lower Big Creek Lake and walk from there to this pristine high mountain lake. The creek is small and log-jammed so portaging canoes and the like can be difficult. The upper lake is well known for providing great fly fishing for trout and well wo... Log in for additional details...

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Getting there:

From Walden go north 9 miles to Cowdrey. West on CR 6W for 18 miles to Pearl. Take FS Road 600 for 6 miles, following signs to Big Creek Lakes campground. You cannot drive to the Big Creek upper lake directly.

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Big Creek(upper) Master Angler Awards
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Big Creek Lake(upper) Stocking 2021 to 2023
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Lake Class: 2
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