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Island Lake (Grand Mesa)

Status:  Log in or Register... 07.10.24
Water Tmp:  11.27.22
Level:  01.10.24
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Conditions reports for this lake are available when logged in. Last Conditions Report for Island Lake (Grand Mesa): 01.10.24
Island Lake (Grand Mesa) on FishExplorer has 72 historic conditions reports, 13 historic water temperature updates, 48 historic status updates, 32 historic water level updates, available to subscribers.
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Fish Species in Island Lake (Grand Mesa):
Brook Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, plus 2 more... (Log in for full fish species list)
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Island Lake (Grand Mesa)
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General Details:

Located in Grand Mesa National Forest. The largest lake on the Grand Mesa, this is an extremely popular lake located between Mesa and Cedaredge, CO. Facilities include two campgrounds, a boat launch, fish cleaning station and a privately owned/operated lodge on the north side of the lake offering... Log in for additional details...

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Getting there:

From Cedaredge, go north on Highway 65 approximately 17 miles. Just past the Forest Service Visitor Center, take a left turn onto FS road 116 (often called Island Lake Rd.) which will skirt the south side of the lake. It is 0.3 miles from the turn to the boat launch, just past the Little Bear Campground. Travel further on this road to access the Island Lake Campground. Alternatively, from Mesa travel 22.6 miles on Highway 65 to the marked turn for FS 116 on the right side of the road. This will lead to the Island Campground and the south side of the lake.

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Island (Grand Mesa) Master Angler Awards
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Island Lake (Grand Mesa) Stocking 2021 to 2023
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