Expect rainbows in the 11-13 inch range along with carryovers to 16 inches. Pets Allowed. The marmot town in Alta ghost town was quiet as they were winterizing. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website. A scenic crushed-rock trail circles the Alto Lake (approximately 0.5 miles) with picnic tables and benches situated along the shoreline. To get to the lakes, turn right at the town and follow the signs to Alta Lakes. 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. The access road to the area is narrow and rough, requiring a … 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. Amenities. Date of experience: October 2020. 1B Otto Rd, Pateros, WA, 98846. Choose Your Site. High-clearance vehicles recommended. Picnic tables and shelters are first-come first-serve. Fire Ring / Grill. Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. A lot of the camping around Alta Lakes has been taken away. We can accomodate groups up to 125 people at one time. Alta is a popular lake with anglers as fishing holds up quite well throughout the summer. 145. The lake opens for trout fishing the last Saturday of April and closes September 30th. Wapato Lake Campground $23 starting/night Silverline Resort Foggy Dew Campground (4) Photos Overview Map (0) Reviews Overview. Picnic Table. In the early 1900's, homesteaders settled in the area to scratch the ground for farming. 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. From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass. The white cap mountains surrounding the lake were beautiful. Large yellow-barked Ponderosa Pine tower above many of the campsites which along with fir, aspen and lodgepole pine provide shade for many of the campsites. There is a state park with camping and boat launching facilities, as well as a private resort with cabins and gravel launch site. Miners and trappers passed through the Alta Coulee south of the lake in search of pelt and valuable gem & ore. Alta Lake Campground. Save to Favorites Travelers Booked These Nearby. Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed) - Norwood RD Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. Kokanee fishing has taken off since 2014 with anglers regularly harvesting fish in the 11-13 inch range. Take the left-hand turn, and stay on the main road for 4 miles to reach the ghost town of Alta. For a list of other fantastic campgrounds to enjoy this year, check out this list. There are 20 designated campsites that are completely undeveloped. 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