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Lemon Reservoir

Lemon Dam was completed in 1963 and is the principal feature of the Florida Project in southwest Colorado. The Florida Project is one of the initial group of participating projects authorized with the Colorado River Storage Project. The reservoir has a maximum surface area of 622 acres and is located on the Florida River, northeast of Durango, Colorado. The reservoir provides important recreation, fish and wildlife benefits; however, its primary purpose is to provide irrgation water and flood control.Recreation management is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, San Juan National Forest. The Forest Service can be reached at 970-247-4874 or 970-884-2512.

Take County Road 240 north from Durango, CO, to the intersection of County Rd. 243, about 12 miles. Take County Rd. 243 (dirt road) north to Lemon Reservoir, about 2 miles.

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