Cobbett Lake

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Overview

Cobbett Lake Campground is located on Colorado's Grand Mesa, in the Land O' Lakes area, which is home to more than 300 lakes. Visitors enjoy the area for its great fishing, canoeing and hiking opportunities.

Recreation

Cobbett Lake is open to non-motorized watercraft, making it a perfect place for canoeing and fishing. Anglers cast for rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout. Numerous additional lakes in the area provide more fishing and canoeing opportunities, as well as beautiful scenery.

A variety of hiking trails, including the Cobbett Lake Trail and Grand Mesa Discovery Trail begin nearby. Several off-road vehicle trails are in the surrounding area.

Grand Mesa Visitor Center is within walking distance at Island Lake. The center offers interpretive exhibits, a bookstore and a high-altitude wildflower garden containing more than 50 native species.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Natural Features

The campground is situated along the Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic Byway on the shore of Cobbett Lake, at an elevation of 10,300 feet. A dense grove of spruce trees covers the campground, offering shade in nearly every site.

A variety of wildlife, including deer and elk, frequents the area.

Nearby Attractions

The Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic Byway offers 63 miles of scenic driving as it climbs from the rugged canyon floor, up to the forested mesa tops, at 11,000 feet. The road passes sparkling lakes and meadows bursting with wildflowers. Many trailheads are found along the byway.

The town of Cedaredge is 15 miles from the campground. It is home to Pioneer Town, a 19th Century village with frontier museums and more than 20 structures. A historic schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, saloon and jail can be visited there. Cedaredge's "Applefest" festival is held annually in October.
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