In the gently rolling mountains west of Lake City is a paradise for anglers located in the Deer Lakes Campground. The campground contains 12 sites, available on a first-come, first-served basis, at $12 per night. There are hiking trails nearby, but the main reason people come here is for the fishing in a beautiful mountain valley full of aspens. There is drinking water available and two toilets. Campsites include pull-through sites for RVs and more secluded hike-to sites for tent campers.
Recommended season(s): May-September.
—R. Scott Rappold