Nothing beats the sublime beauty of a desert lake, its azure waters shimmering dreamily against the golden hues around it, green grasses waving invitingly in the breeze, beckoning to thirsty animals and weary travelers.
Turquoise Lake, Colorado
Turquoise Lake is a 1,800-acre reservoir west of Leadville named after the stone mined nearby in the 1930s. The lake is part of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project and provides water and power its water is pumped through a power plant at Twin Lakes. It’s also a popular recreation area, offering camping and boating opportunities, as well as trout fishing.
Contact us if this lake is a drinking water reservoir or if it's located on a private property.
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