Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

307 West Sackett Ave., Salida, CO 81201
Local: 719-539-7289 Fax: 719-539-3771
Region: South Central City: Salida

Overview

Breathtaking! AHRA offers world-class fishing, rafting, sightseeing and hiking along along 152 miles of the Arkansas River.  There's no better place to cast your line than below the towering peaks of the Saguache and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the AHRA offers over 100 miles of excellent fishing access.  There are a number of professional outfitters to float and fish or walk and wade.  We also boast some of the best little campgrounds on the Arkansas river, with 101 scenic sites to base your adverntures out of and relax in.  

Amenities
Difficulty Levels: Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Discounts: Other: Low Income and Disablity Passes available, Senior Citizen
Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Amphitheater, Campsites, Concessions, Fire Pit, Gift Shop, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on site, Pets on Leash Allowed, Picnic Area, Pull-thru Sites, Restrooms, Visitor Center on site
General Information: Hours of Operation: AHRA Visitor Center Salida is open 8 - 5 Sunday-Saturday May-Sept; Mon-Fri 8-4:30 Oct-April. Recreation Sites open 24-7 all year long, weather permitting., Office Hours: May-Sept 8-5 Sun-Sat, Oct-April 8-4:30 Mon-Fri, Seasons of Operation: Year round
Guest Information: Family-friendly
Location: Mountain, Riverfront
On-site Activities: ATVing, Biking, Birding, Camping, Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Fishing, Four-wheeling, Hiking/Backpacking, Hiking/Nature Trails, Horseback Riding, Nature/Interpretive Trail, Rafting, River Tubing, Rock Climbing/Rappelling, Scenic Drive, Scenic Overlook, Wildlife Viewing
On-site Lodging: RV Sites, Tent Sites
Payment Methods: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa
Rate Information: $ = Less than $100, Cost of Admission: State Parks Pass; VC free
Rentals: 4-wheel Drive, ATV, Bicycle, Canoe/Kayak, Cruiser Bikes, Fishing Boat, Fishing Gear, Horse, Kayak, Kids Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Other: Note: Rentals are through private vendors, Raft, Road Bikes, Safety Gear, Tube
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Tour Information: Guided Tours, Self-guided Tours, Tour Schedule: Schedule varies, check with Visitor Center