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Rio Grande River, Creede, CO

07/09/2020 - 07/12/2020

Dates: July  9-12, 2020

POC: Yeida Chang, yeidachang2002@yahoo.com, 720-648-9526 cell

A  number of us willl be staying at a rental home in Creede, July 9-11

Location: Rio Grande River, Creede/South Fork, CO

Meet Location: TBD

Meet Time:  

Map/Directions: Map to Creede


  • The Rio Grande sees a salmonfly hatch in June but it’ll likely be done before we get there. After the salmonflies are done, we might see the green drake (we’re talking BIG mayfly) hatch which  occurs by mid morning so we could see some great dry fly action. Yeah, yeah, promises, promises.   There are also huge hatches of caddis, dark stoneflies, yellow sallies, BWO’s and PMDs through July.  
  • A 17-mile stretch of the Rio Grande from the Highway 149 bridge at South Fork downstream to Del Norte is Gold Medal water – much of this is through private land so consider floating this section, but other sections are worth floating too.  For those interested in float fishing, here’s a good description of possible trips: https://www.fishtheupperrio.com/fishing-spots/guide-to-floating-the-rio-grande. Reserve early!!
  • If you haven’t been to Creede, it’s a cool little former mining town with a colorful history.  Check out the history museum and Bachelor Loop Tour.

Fly Shops, Guided Fly fishing or Floats:

  • Rio Outfitters
  • Rio Grande Angler
  • Ramble House in Creede, Creedeflyfishing.com
  • Wolf Creek Anglers
  • Duranglers


  • There are a variety of lodging and camping options in Creede and South Fork, but summer is a very busy time and campgrounds and motels fill up, so MAKE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS EARLY!!  
  • AirBNB and VRBO and some other services also have a few listings.
  • In or near Creede:
  • Blue Creek Lodge and RV Park 719-658-2479 (10 cabins, 7 lodge rooms and RV park) Restaurant is kaput
  • Mountain Views RV Park(cabins and RVs only) around $45/night for RVs, limited # of cabins start at $55/night
  • Antler’s Lodge 55-65/night for RVs, cabins start at $210
  • Motel rooms in Creede all look pretty basic: Snowshoe Lodge, Creede Hotel, Cascada Cabins
  • Camping: These campgrounds are along the highway next to the river 
  • Marshall Park Campground (8 miles west of Creede) USFS $19/night, dry camping RVs to 35 feet, very few trees
  • Rio Grande Campground (11 miles west of Creede – small number of sites, not recommended for larger RVs)
  • Palisade CG (halfway between Creede and South Fork)
  • In or near South Fork:
  • Quality Inn
  • Foothills Lodge and Cabins
  • Ute Bluff Lodge
  • Four Seasons Lodge
  • South Fork CG (50 RV sites, some tent camping)
  • Along the South Fork of the Rio Grande – I believe all these have water and can accommodate RVs 
  • Riverbend Resort cabins, RV ($40-42/night) and tent camping (33/night) 
  • USFS campgrounds along South Fork of Rio Grande
  • Highway Springs CG (13 sites, no water)
  • Park Creek CG
  • Upper and Lower Beaver Creek CGs

Please sign the 2020 Amended AORs for Members and Guests if you haven’t already:

CWF 2020 Amended AOR

CWF 2020 Amended AOR for Guests


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Creede, CO
Creede, CO 81130 United States + Google Map
Attendance: 15