Sunrises, Hikes, Jet Skis, 4x4's, Mountains, Waterfalls, Wildflowers, Kids, Wildlife, Campfires, Smores, Sunsets.
New fees this year -
DAY PARKING at Cataract and fishing parking areas at campgrounds will be
Fishing - Blue River is designated as Gold Medal Trout Waters. Only a 3-5 minute walk from our cabins.
As of 5/2/13 Lake is thawing - inlet is open, open water around the edges but still ice on majority of lake. - Be sure to check out the fishing conditions and conversations at www.fishexplorer.com for ice fishing updates. We will keep this updated during the summer months.
Camping - Several campgrounds are around the lake and one near Cataract Lake. The camping experience is rustic - no hookups, vault toilets. All campgrounds are first come first served except one. Campers can make reservations online for Cow Creek South Campground. For more campground info, go to our Campground page.
Birdwatching- We have enjoyed our nesting pair of eagles raise their eaglets for the last 4 years. What a gift! The last 3 years they have nested in a nest visible from County Rd 30. Their other nest is only visible from the water. Also, several osprey have made the area home.
Hunting - Big Game units 28, 37 and 371.
Boating - The Heeney Marina at Green Mountain Reservoir is located in the village of Heeney. It is one of two places to have a boat inspected and launch on the lake. They offer fuel, snacks, tackle and slip rentals. McDonald Flats boat launch is the other launch available. It is only open when the lake is full since it is at the inlet.
Hiking - In addition to the trails in the Cataract Lake and Falls area you can hike below the high water mark around the lake and the 4x4 roads in the area. Be sure to bring your water, light jacket and mosquito repellent. Go ahead, go off-trail.
If I fail to keep this updated, please feel free to call for current conditions!
Also, the CO Parks and Wildlife has current fishing and hunting reports at www.wildlife.state.co.us. Click on Fishing or Hunting on the right side of page.
MELODY LODGE CABINS -
MLC Fishing Service & Cruises - Experienced lake fishing guide for Green Mountain Reservoir. Up to 4 fisherpersons ride in comfort on an 18' pontoon boat. Also available for non-fishing boating excursions. Let Dale drive the boat and you and family and friends (up to 6 persons) just sit back and relax. 970-468-8497, 800-468-8495 firstname.lastname@example.org
Horseback riding and Cattle Drives - Rusty Spur - 970-724-1123 or 866-724-9715 - www.rustyspurr.com - Saddle & Paddle, Lunch Rides, Customized Rides.
Hot Springs -
Boat rentals, ice, drinks, ice cream, snacks and boat fuel. The marina is an ANS certified inspection location and have an ANS decontamination unit. Parking is $5/day.
Rent ATV's, jet ski and dirt bikes. You trailer or arrange for them to deliver.
Bicycle Rentals - Pioneer Sports - Frisco 668-3880, Christy Sports - Frisco - 668-5417, Lake Dillon Bike Rentals - Dillon -468-8006
719-539-1338 or 800-955-0807 - Rent a late model Jeep to see the back country!
ColoradoScenic Byways - Only minutes away is the Colorado River Headwaters scenic and historic Byway. For a great day trip don't miss Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park. Another day trip close by is the Top of the Rockies Byway. All offer spectacular views.
Real Estate - For real estate information, contact Metro Brokers - Mountain Properties, Silverthorne Colorado or call them at 970-513-1313. If you are interested in investing in the Melody Lodge Cabins, visit the "cabins for sale" page.
GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR,
AND LOTS MORE
CATARACT TRAILS to Lower Cataract Lake (EASY),
SURPRISE & UPPER CATARACT LAKES,
BRUSH CREEK TRAIL to Lost Lake,
HORSEBACK RIDING -
COPPER MOUNTAIN STABLES
TRAIL RIDGE ROAD THROUGH ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK,
COLORADO RIVER SCENIC BYWAY-TROUGH ROAD TO STATE BRIDGE AND THEN TO DOTSERO,
LEADVILLE-OLD MINING TOWN AND COLORADO'S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS,
"OH MY GOD" ROAD FROM IDAHO SPRINGS TO CENTRAL CITY,
GOLDEN TRIANGLE DRIVE TO BRECKENRIDGE,
GONDOLA RIDE AT KEYSTONE,
RABBITT EARS PASS
4X4, 4-WHEELER and MOUNTAIN BIKE ROADS -
WILLIAMS PEAK ROAD,
BRUSH CREEK RD
CLEAR CREEK RIVER
WATCH HANG GLIDERS LAUNCH FROM WILLIAMS PEAK ROAD AT NORTH END OF RESERVOIR
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