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Lower Cataract Lake

Directions to Lower Cataract Lake:
Take highway 9 north out of Silverthorne for 16.5 miles. Turn left on Heeney Road #30. Continue for 5.4 miles to County Road 1725 and turn left. The parking area is 2.6 miles ahead.

An ideal spot for fishing, hiking, and picnicking! Walk around the lake (2 mile roundtrip) to the falls and Cataract Creek at the far end of the lake. The falls drop 300 feet down the cliffs to the creek. Fishing is often best  where the creek flows into the lake! This is an ideal spot for the whole family to enjoy!

Above: The tranquil shoreline of
Lower Cataract Lake





How to Catch'em!
Spinners of all varieties have proven effective although dry flies fished close to shoreline near submerged logs are often best. Try the far end of the lake for the evening hatches. Sneak quietly around the shoreline as the fish seem to get spooked very easily here!


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