[South Platte River near Deckers, CO.] Deckers is a tiny village surrounded by thick forest, known for its world-class fly-fishing. There are only a few shops in town, a general store, a fly shop and some lodging. Most of the tourists are in town to catch fish. It’s located about two hours from Denver.
South Platte River offers about a twenty mile stretch of easy access points for fishing by town. You can definitely haul in some fat rainbow and brown trout here. Camping, biking, hiking and sight-seeing are also popular activities around Deckers.
Dining options include Decker’s Corner for espresso, food, ice cream and beer, or the Sprucewood Inn Restaurant, located twelve miles from town on the way to the plains. It’s a rugged, dirt-biker bar and grill. It has a small menu of burgers, hot dog, burritos and green chili.
South Platte River – The stretch of river near Deckers is a world-class fishing spot.
- There are several Pike National Forest campgrounds exist along Co Highway 67 both south and north of town. There is also some limited free primitive camping within the forest around town, however it’s a bit tricky to find.
- South Platte River runs past town and is excellent trout waters.
- Cheeseman Lake is a fifteen minute drive from town. Take Co Rd 126 from town 2.7 miles to Wigwam Creek Rd. Make a left and go 3 miles to lake.
Things To Do near Deckers, CO
- Cheeesman Lake (5mi)
- Pike National Forest