Nestled in a valley between several mountains is a cold-water lake called Lake San Cristobal that is perfect for fishing. Fishing access is open to the public in designated areas on the shore, near the outlet of the lake and the eastern portion of the lake where County Road 33 and Wupperman Campground meet. Anglers enjoy shore-fishing and boat-fishing on the serene water of the lake. A fishing license is required, and catch limits are enforced.
You will find many types of cold-water fish in the lake, including kokanee salmon, rainbow, cutthroat, lake, brown, and brook trout. The lake thaws around April or May, and fishing is best during the summer months, although you can also enjoy productive ice-fishing in winter. Anglers can camp around the lake at the Highlander Park RV ground or the Wupperman and Woodlake Park campgrounds.
There are also many lodges and inns to the north towards Lake City, where you will find bait and other supplies for sale. The public boat launch is on the western side of the lake at the Hinsdale County boat dock, with a single-lane concrete ramp and limited parking available. Motorized boats are allowed on the water.