Water Skiing in Adobe Creek Reservoir, Las Animas, Colorado USA

Surface area:
5029 ac/20.35 km²
16 mi/25.75 km
Elevation :
4128 ft/1258 m
Average depth :
11 ft/3.35 m
Adobe Creek Reservoir (aka Blue Lake) is a large, artificial lake that was made by the construction of a dam. The lake is situated at the border of Bent and Kiowa Counties, just 20 mi/32 km north of Las Animas, on County Road 10.

If you are looking for true, unhurried, western vacations, you should definitely take a trip here. The reservoir is an oasis hidden discretely off the beaten track. It is an ideal location that attracts many kind of athletes and sport enthusiasts, as water skiers.

There are four boat launch ramps, two for high water level and two for low level water that are located on the northern portion of the lake. The lake has a 5029 ac (20.35 km²) surface area to cover with your water skis. The 16 mi (25.75 km) shoreline with the magnificent vistas is there, if you want to take pictures, examine the life of the birds or even camp.

The lake’s normal elevation is 4128 ft (1258 m), but on dry weather it falls to 4122 ft (1256 m) and on rainy weather it reaches up to 4136 ft (1260 m). Average depth of the lake is 11 ft (3.35 m) and 35 ft (10.67 m) at its deepest point. Water volume is 87.000 acre feet. Temperature is ideal for your water-sport activities, as the average low is 20°F (-6.67°C) and the average high is 51°F (10.56°C). Water’s average precipitation is 0.43 in/1.10 cm.

Nearby the lake are many shops and schools that will help you with classes (if you need one) or equipment rentals.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Colorado Springs
139 miles/223.7 km, 2 hours 49 minutes
Head Southwest on E Pikes Peak Ave to I-25 BUS N/US-85 N/US-87 N. On the first street turn right to N Nevada Ave. Turn left to E Bijou St. Take an open right turn to W Bijou St. Continue to W Bijou St. Turn left to enter I-25 S. Take the exit 100A to enter US-50 E to La Junta. Turn right on CO-101 S/Carson Ave. Turn left on Dd 5. Turn left on Co Rd 13. On the second street turn right to Ee 5. Continue to Co Rd Ee. Continue to Co Rd 14 5/10. Turn right to Co Rd Ff 5.
Lamar Municipal Airport,
55.9 miles/89.962 km

Amtrak services are provided everywhere in US, so you will find the routes that suit you.


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