North Lake-North Fork State Wildlife Area


North Lake State Wildlife Area with Mts. Mariquita, Maxwell and Cuatro in the background
North Lake State Wildlife Area
with Mts. Mariquita, Maxwell and Cuatro in the background

From Trinidad go 35 miles west on Highway 12 to property (just a couple miles north of Monument Lake Park). The lake is beside the road while the North Fork State Wildlife Area extends westward to the San Isabel National Forest along the North Fork of the Purgatoire River, another area where the fishing is excellent.

ACRES: 840
FISHING: Cold water lake and stream - artificial flies and lures only!
HUNTING: Elk, deer, black bear, turkey
ACCESS: Only craft propelled by hand, wind or electric motor; No camping or fires allowed.
FACILITIES: Rest rooms, boat ramp with parking area
North Lake State Wildlife Area
South shore of North Lake
West shore of North Lake
West shore of North Lake
North Lake
Looking southwest from above the north shore
North Fork State Wildlife Area
Coming to North Lake-North Fork State Wildlife Area from the south
Beaver ponds on the North Fork of the Purgatoire River
Beaver ponds on the North Fork of the Purgatoire River
Cuatro Peak up the North Fork Valley
Looking west up the valley of the North Fork
Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License