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Rocky Fork Picnic Site
Rocky Fork Picnic Site

Rocky Fork Picnic Site

  • Rocky Fork Picnic Site is at the base of the Ruedi Reservior dam. It is next to the Frying Pan River, making it popular with anglers.

    Ruedi Reservoir is a reservoir on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide on the Fryingpan River. It sits about 15 miles upstream of the town of Basalt, Colorado, near Aspen. The reservoir is located within the White River National Forest, and straddles the county line between Pitkin County and Eagle County. Fryingpan River is renowned for its fly fishing. Downriver, below the campground and Ruedi Dam, large rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook trout are plentiful in an area nicknamed the "toilet bowl." Here, the fish feed on mysis shrimp, a small freshwater shrimp stocked in the lake.


    • Fishing Fishing
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching


    Day Use

    Picnicking, hiking, fishing, and more!