Big Mac Day Use

3MV5+MW Twin Lakes, CO, USA

Big Mac Fishing Site is located on the northern shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir near the Mt. Elbert Power Plant and Visitor Center off of U.S. Hwy 82. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout.

Reservation Information

No reservations at this location.

Campground Information

The standard limit of fish allowed from Twin Lakes Reservoir is as follows: 8 trout; 1 mackinaw, under 22 or over 34 inches. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout. Native species in the lake include brook, brown, cutthroat and a few kokanee salmon. Other fishing sites for Twin Lakes are as follows: Mt. Elbert Power Plant, Deception Point, Praying Angel, Dexter Point, Red Rooster, Moache, Sunnyside (East & West), Mtn View and Whistler Point. These sites are restricted to day-use only and close at 10:00 p.m.


From Leadville travel south on U.S. Hwy 24 to the junction of Colorado Highway 82. Travel west approximately 4 miles to Lake County Road 24. Turn left before you reach the visitor center. This access road will bring you to the northern shore of Twin Lakes Reservoir and Big Mac Fishing Site.