Hinsdale County and Lake City are becoming a popular venue for reunions and weddings. Planning can sometimes be difficult depending on the time of year and the size of the party. Below are some details that will hopefully help your planning needs. You can also call for personal assistance from our Visitor Center staff at 970-944-2527.

Within Town Limits

Town Park or Memorial Park 

Town Park or Memorial Park can be reserved through Town of Lake City but not closed to public, large open area, public bathrooms with ADA access, water and electricity, level areas, subject to tourist traffic, good for large groups. Memorial Park has a concession stand with minimal kitchen functions.

Churches

Lake City has several beautiful historic and modern churches to consider.  Several churches also have Annex buildings that could be rented for parties.

Moseley Arts Center

The Moseley Arts Center is located in the historic Hough Building and can be reserved through the Lake City Art Council. The facility is  ADA compliant bathrooms, has tables and chairs available for rent, and can be closed to the public. It's good for large groups. 970-944-2706

Lake City Area Medical Center Conference Room 

The Lake City Area Medical Center Conference Room is located within the LCA Medical Center building. It has a minimal kitchen adjacent to the room, tables and chairs, and is good for small to medium groups (up to 90). It can be closed to the public. 970-944-2331

Armory Building 

The Armory a large venue in a historic building in downtown Lake City. Contact the Town of Lake City for rental agreement and availability. 970-944-2333

Public Land Locations

NOTE: Many of the public land locations throughout Hinsdale County will require 4WD vehicles, BLM or FS permits or letters of permission for gatherings. They cannot be reserved for private gatherings, have limited parking, and can be subject to interruptions due to tourists traffic, weather, and/or wildlife.

Carson Ghost Town

Carson Ghost Town requires 4WD to access, BLM permission. It's best for small group gatherings. It has no level areas, bathrooms, or other facilities.

American Basin

American Basin requires 4WD to access and BLM permission. It's best for small group gatherings and has level areas, bathrooms, or other facilities.

Capitol City

Capitol City requires BLM permission and is best for small/medium group gatherings. There are some level areas but no bathrooms or other facilities.

Deer Lakes 

Deer Lakes is located down FS Rd 788 at a public campground. It has bathrooms onsite and some level areas. It is accessible by 2WD vehicles and is good for small to medium-sized groups.

Windy Point Overlook

Windy Point Overlook is located just off Hwy 149 on Slumgullion Pass. It has limited parking and pit toilets and is subject to frequent interruptions.

Red Mountain Day Use Area 

This is a picnic area with bathrooms, covered pavilions, and picnic tables owned by Hinsdale County. Area can be reserved but not closed to the public. It's located at the end of Lake San Cristobal.

Snowden’s Park 

Snowden's Park is located on CR 20 just past Nellie Creek. It's an open area, traditionally used for dispersed camping. There are bathrooms nearby and limited parking. It's good for small to large groups. Permission/permit from the BLM is necessary.

Private Business Locations

There are many private business locations that offer great venues for gatherings. See our full business directory for more details. The following businesses are catering to groups:

A Texan Resort

Offers on-site lodging, pavilion space, and waterfront scenes.

Sportsmans Backyard

The most comprehensive catering business in Lake City, offering a beautiful venue stage next to the bluff, large group setting, tables and chair rental (on-site and off), catering services, and much more!

Catering Services

Lake City has limited but great food when it comes to catering options.  The following businesses are set-up to cater an event, but if you can’t find what you need in this list, try looking here since many other businesses are willing to cater for groups.

The High County Market

The High County Market offers full catering services with a custom menu to fit your needs and budget.

Sportsmans Backyard

The most comprehensive catering business in Lake City, offering a beautiful venue stage next to the bluff, large group setting, tables and chair rental (on-site and off), catering services, and much more!

Event Planning

Do you need personalized help planning your event? The Lake City Visitor Center staff can get you started but if you need additional professional help try:

Your Mountain Events

Long distance event planning can be difficult but I can help you coordinate that special Lake City event! I can research venues, get caterers, and find what you need to make your day unique. Let’s talk about what you need!

Event Rentals

Crested Butte Events

Crested Butte Events is a full-service event coordination and rental company. We specialize in destination weddings, event design, and equipment rentals.

Sportsmans Backyard

The most comprehensive catering business in Lake City, offering a beautiful venue stage next to the bluff, large group setting, tables and chair rental (on-site and off), catering services, and much more!

Local Photographers

From the High Country

Available for hire for wedding and special events on a limited basis.

Event Contacts

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 

Contact Jim Lovelace - 970-642-4940. Any event planned on BLM public lands MUST get a permit or letter of permission from the BLM.

USDA Forest Service (FS) 

Contact Edna Mason – 970-944-2500. Any event planned on FS public lands MUST get a permit or letter of permission from the FS.

Lake City Arts  - Moseley Arts Center  

Contact Belinda Gianola – 970-944-2706

Town of Lake City  

Contact Leslie Klusmire – 970-944-2333

Hinsdale County  

Contact Paula Davis – 970-944-2225

Lake City/Hinsdale County Chamber & Visitor Center 

Contact Angela Hollingsworth - 970-944-2527

 

 

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Lake City/Hinsdale County Visitor Center
800 Gunnison Avenue
PO Box 430
Lake City, CO 81235
 
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