Meadow Lake Picnic Area

White River National Forest, Near New Castle, Colorado

Meadow Lake Picnic Area does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Meadow Lake Picnic Area provides an outstanding location for relaxed recreation in a scenic setting. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets on the lake's northwest and northeast shorelines. The picnic area on the west side also features a dock and a boat launch. The Meadow Lake and Meadow Ridge Campgrounds are both within walking distance of the Picnic Area. This is a fee use site, but fees are waived for campground guests.

Meadow Lake itself is located in the southwest Flat Tops, and is a popular destination for fishing and boating. The Picnic Area also makes for a great stop after an adventure on one of the many motorized or non-motorized trails in the vicinity.