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Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

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The Arkansas Headwaters is one of the nation's most unusual recreation areas, stretching 148 miles along one of the West's premier recreation rivers, the Arkansas. From its northern boundary below the fabled mining town of Leadville to the bass-filled waters of the Pueblo Reservoir, the area is a recreation paradise. Opportunities abound for fishing, rafting, kayaking, picnicking, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, mountain climbing, and sightseeing among deep canyons, broad valleys, and towering mountains along Highways 24, 285, and 50.

Location: 307 W Sackett Street, Salida Colorado 81201 Telephone 719-539-7289 Fax 719-539-3771

Other Colorado State Parks nearby:
(Salida) Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
(Lake George) Eleven Mile State Park
(Divide) Mueller State Park
(Lake George) Spinney Mountain State Park

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