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Beautiful Lake but a Few Problems

This s a beautiful manmade lake, even more beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Friends and Family at Vallecito

I have been coming to this lake since I was a little kid with my parents. I have continued the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
William H
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Usa
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Vallecito, CO 81122

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This s a beautiful manmade lake, even more beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing color. Internet reception is generally dependable in the area and good. That said, mobile telephone connection - no matter which carrier - is a huge problem. To get...More

Thank SoFudie
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I have been coming to this lake since I was a little kid with my parents. I have continued the tradition by make an annual trip here with my family. We love it every time we go. This years trip included two other couples from...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I highly suggest NOT using the Old Timers day use area on the east side of the lake close to the dam. The hosts this year have been extremely rude to us for no good reason and it's sad because we've been going to vallecito...More

Thank lightfrommoon4u
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful lake with stunning views. There is still fire damage on one side from a few years back but recovering. About 30 minutes from Durango and a scenic drive. There are only a couple cabin/ lodge places but a pretty large camping...More

Thank Janice K
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It's a fairly quick drive from Durango, but the tree carvings posted around the lake tell an interesting story about a devastating fire. The lake and the surrounding area is beautiful.

1  Thank Richard V
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Visited both Lemon and Vellecito Lakes. Vellecito was absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous view...would build a cabin if I won the lottery! First time there, heard from the locals that the water was up! Apparently, there was a fire in 2002, destroyed a lot of the forest...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We spent three days in a cabin here. The lake is close to Durango but feels very rural. Yes, there are home all along the lake but the are also many open areas. It was great to just sit on the deck of our cabin...More

1  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is an artificial lake and you can tell. That said, nice for an artificial lake. The road around the reservoir is only available during the warmer months, so one has to double back during the winter.

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Drove around the reservoir, where there were some really nice views. The problem was they were either private property or fee based areas. It wasn't until we got to the dam that we realized there was a free area. Covered in goose droppings. It is...More

2  Thank cweems4
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great camping area, especially for tents and fishing. Reservations are needed for popular times of the year. We made a reservation on line and our site was marked reserved with our last name. Close to bathrooms and sits on a beautiful stream....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Brad C
9 September 2016|
Response from buckdog1 | Reviewed this property |
Paved all the way to both Vallecito & Lemon lakes. Somewhat rough ride if you want to drive the perimeter of Vallecito Lake, which has some great views and doesn't take too long.
April C
23 April 2016|
Response from cweems4 |