Haviland Lake Campground, about 18 miles north of Durango, is 1 mile east of
U.S. Highway 550 on Forest Rd. 671.
Its 43 campsites are shaded, with sites for RVs
and tents; some near the lakeshore. Several campsites have electrical hookups. Fifteen campsites offer electrical hookups for $5 extra. Many facilities are universally accessible, including barrier-free camping and picnic sites, and toilets. Universally accessible piers. Host on site. Firewood available. No showers.
Length of stay: 14 days
Number of sites: 43
Elevation: 8,100 feet
Haviland Lake offers barrier-free accessible piers and is wakeless; only boats powered
by electric troll motors or hand-rowed are allowed. A Colorado Division of Wildlife
Habitat Stamp is required to access the west shore from
the dam to the campground, but not inside the campground.
A trail leads to more secluded
fishing at Forebay Lake, about a mile away.
Graysill Trail - This trail is a quick and easy way out of Cascade Canyon. Themain attraction of this trail is to get to the Rico-Silverton Trail instead of going all the way to the end of Cascade Creek.
Rico-Silverton Trail - This trail ascends two high mountain passes, affording excellent views and good opportunities for photography.
Salt Creek Trail - The trail switchbacks down through meadows and aspen glades. The bottom of the trail is a bit rougher and steeper, so watch your step.
Other nearby trails are suitable for mountain biking. For road cyclists, Highway 550 has wide shoulders, scenic views, and some challenging climbs.
A commercial stable next to the entrance road offers horseback rides.