- Lake Avery. Created by the Division
of Wildlife in 1966, Lake Avery is approximately 20 miles east
of Meeker on County Road 8. Normally an excellent fishery, the
lake is seldom overfished. Morning is the most productive time,
late evening good also.
- Meadow Lake. This high mountain lake
is accessible from late June until the snow files. The setting
is beautiful. The inlet area is a favorite with fly fishermen,
while bait fishermen favor the dam area. A very nice campground
is located by the lake, but it often fill up on friday nights
during the summer months. Current Forest Service regulations
permit you to set up camp nearby in the forest if you arrive
and find the campgroung full. This lake is about 35 miles from
Meeker, just off of the Buford-Newcastle road.
- Trapper's Lake. A natural breeding ground
for a relatively pure strain of native cutthroat trout. A beautiful
setting. A fly fisherman's paradise. No motorized craft. The
lake does require a short (1/4 mi) hike from parking area. Several
campgrounds surround the lake. The lake is 50 miles east of Meeker.
Take C R 8 east for 40 miles, turn off on the Trapper's lake
road. This great Photo is from "Island of the Rockies".
A Video of the White River Wilderness area.
- Vaughn Lake. Located just over Ripple
Creek Pass, approximately 53 miles from Meeker on the Scenic
Byway (County Road 8). A campground sit nicely in an Aspen grove.