Pine River Lodge offers a variety of mountain cabins with stunning views of Vallecito Lake. The lake provides a ton of activities from canoeing, kayaking, boating, and much more. However, don’t worry about packing up your water toys because we have great rentals in the area. Doc’s Marina rents out kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, pontoon boats, and fishing boats so you can come and enjoy the water.
Vallecito Lake is one of the vastest bodies of water in Colorado, and we would say the most beautiful too. It is sheltered by the mountain valley, 8,000 ft. above sea level. Vallecito, “little valley’ in Spanish, is located in the southwestern part of the state just 18 miles from Durango. Some of the top activities to partake in is fishing, paddle boarding, and boating.
Fishing can be a quick hour trip or a day-long adventure. Coast out to the center of the lake where the water is clear and the fish bite. The Lake provides easy access and large fish such as rainbow trout, brown trout, and northern pike. If you are looking for something with a little more movement, try out paddle boarding. Paddleboarding will test your balance and strength while you enjoy a gorgeous day on the lake. But make sure you sit down and rest and take in the views. If you want some family time, a pontoon is the way to go. Everyone can be together, and we guarantee the scenery won’t disappoint!
Before you get out on the water, remember to get your boating permit. Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards do not need a boating permit, but all motorized vessels do. Whether you rent kayaks or a boat from Doc’s Marina, you’ll have the time of your life splashing around in Vallecito Lake and remember your cabin at Pine River Lodge is just a short ways away. So after a long day of soaking in the sun and jumping in the water relax and refresh in your cabin. You won’t want to miss these fun summer activities, so call today, 970-884-2563, and get ready to make memories.