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I know we hit on this before but with more users I wanted to get some input again. My brother and I(Assuming he can stay awake(Some of you will get this)) Want to find a place to camp where we can also fish. Id like it to be within an hour or 2 from the metro area. I will most likely leave the boat at home so a mnt place would be good.

Any input would be great!


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how bout kinney carvel and hugo or what ever they are called now they might be with in 2 hrs from you not sure though but they are northeast of me like 3 hrs might just be east of you and save an hour or so
 

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The south platte river below deckers used to be really cool and nice fishing but since the fire I dont know anymore.I mostly fish lakes in colo anymore,the best place to camp and fish on a river is the miracle mile,IMO.The white river near lake avery is neat also.If you want to backpack there is some excellent stream fishing/camping in the Lost Park Wilderness south of Kenosha pass.
 

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hey jay if you dont mind the drive there are some nice places to camp on the way to big creek lake right by the strem there and the bonus is you can catch brookies in the stream or fish for trout or lakers in the lake. the only downfall is there are no picnic tables to sleep on. ;D
 

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if you want to drive all the way down here there are a bunch of places to camp and fish right on the streams like texas creek for small browns midle taylor for brookies grape creek for browns and bows(mostly cutbows)
 

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afishman said:
the only downfall is there are no picnic tables to sleep on. ;D
LoL. Ill let Garrett Know about the lack of tables.

Where are some of these places listed above? Directions? Are they within a 2hr drive? I just want to camp within in(Not hike) walking distence of some water.


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How about driving to Alma and turning up Buckskin Gulch? Buckskin Creek runs down from the Tenmile Range and the recent closure of the 14ers Lincoln/Democrat/Cameron/Bross to hikers should make the place a virtual ghost town. Buckskin has some beaver ponds located up the road and of course there is Kite Lake and Lake Emma at the end. I've never had any success at Kite Lake but have done well at Lake Emma which is only a 3/4 mile hike to the south, located at the base of Mount Democrat.

Plenty of primitive camping all along there too.
 

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Where can I get some more info on this place and how do we get there???

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Jay,

Very easy. From I-70 exit for Frisco then head south over Hoosier Pass. About 6 miles after Hoosier Pass you'll get to Alma. In the middle of the town you can make a right turn and that's the road up Buckskin Gulch - it goes for about 8-10 miles as I recall.

Or, if you come from 285 via Fairplay then go through Fairplay and Alma is about 4 miles north of it - turn left in the middle of town!

Enjoy and give us a good trip report (better fishing at Lake Emma, especially the obvious places like the outlet - the inlet is a little harder to get to).
 

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Jay_In_Parker said:
Where are some of these places listed above? Directions? Are they within a 2hr drive? I just want to camp within in(Not hike) walking distence of some water.


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the ones i listed are probly more than the 2 hours they are around 1.5 hours SW from the springs  but several of them you can catch fish from the back of your truck. if your interested i could send you some topo maps via PM
 
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