Lake Irwin, Crested Butte

Just a short drive from downtown Crested Butte, Lake Irwin is nestled among towering Rocky Mountain peaks. Lake Irwin offers visitors to Crested Butte with the most convenient park and float with picnic and camping areas lake side. Lake Irwin is a favorite for both local residents and summer visitors. Abundant hungry lake trout offers plenty of fishing opportunities and lake side trails are sure to offer a full days adventure. Be sure to ask for directions to the chilling rope swing, if you dare…

Directions to Irwin Lake.

Take Whiterock Ave. west out of Crested Butte. This road will change to [12]. Several miles down you will srart to enter a wide open meadow and the road will make a gentle sweeping left across the entire meadow. Start looking for signs and a right turn to Irwin Lake and Campground. This is also what locals refer to as the “Y.” Follow this road [12E] to Irwin Lake and Campground. Around 12 miles total one way. This route is suitable for low clearance vehicles.

Great family fun for full day, ½ day and evening adventures.

Unfortunately, The US Forest Service PROHIBITS the Float Shack from delivering or conducting lessons on Lake Irwin. We apologize for this strict policy.

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