Last Friday afternoon, park rangers were contacted via cell phone by a 31-year-old man who indicated he had fallen an unknown distance while glissading down Gabletop Mountain, which is above The lake is pleasant enough, and is a great destination if you're looking for a little solitude in this area of the park. The campsites are in spruce and fir forest at 9,670 feet. To return back to the main trail simply retrace your steps back down the Spruce Lake Trail. Take a moment to absorb the scenic nature of Spruce Lake and its surrounding flora. Loomis Lake is a deep (55ft max with an average depth of 10ft) manmade lake where you can find nice largemouth bass, smaller panfish, pike, 10lbs catfish, and bullheads. But as I braked to turn right into Moraine Park, I started to slide. 5.05 miles : Loomis Lake. If you are looking to check off catching the prised Native Greenback Cutthroat trout this is a great opportunity, as the Park is one of the last strongholds for this endangered species of cutthroat trout. Reaching the lake requires a 4.5 mile hike (9 miles round trip), the distances and efforts required to reach this lake keep may anglers away. Tell us when your experience with this trail happened. Loomis Lake is a deep (55ft max with an average depth of 10ft) manmade lake where you can find nice largemouth bass, smaller panfish, pike, 10lbs catfish, and bullheads. Loomis Lake Indiana fishing map and location information: Loomis Lake is a Lake in Porter County, Indiana and can be found on the Chesterton USGS topo map. no comments yet. The Park is high in elevation, so the fishing season is relatively short. 2. This would be my first time to visit Spruce. There are two individual sites located 1.8 miles from the Fern Lake Trailhead in a spruce - fir stand about 200 yards above the Pool. Creadon called park rangers after falling Friday afternoon and reported "numerous injuries," according to RMNP spokeswoman Kyle Patterson. For more information Holiday Peak Season Service Impact . Trail Description Trail Photos Print this Trail Trip Reports. The Park is high in elevation, so the fishing season is relatively short. Although I got momentarily "turned around" between Fern and Spruce Lake, I arrived at Loomis Lake just as the few clouds shading the sun dissipated. Loomis is 700 yards uphill, gaining 600 feet in altitude. All photographs by Dave Spates and protected by copyright. N40 21.291 W105 37.868 — Try fishing the windblown shoreline, steep drop offs, and weedlines with spinners, crankbaits, soft plastics, jigs, live bait, and spoons. Contacts. Loomis Lake fills a deep, tightly bound cirque near treeline in a lightly-traveled corner of the Bear and Fern Lake Trail corridors. The trail from Fern Lake to Spruce Lake is not maintained, and horses are not permitted. I would have wasted a lot of time wondering where to fish and what flies to try without his expertise. Trail Ratings 3.7 from 6 votes #19 in Bear Lake #19211 Overall. Near the lake is the Spruce Lake Backcountry Campsite, which contains two individual campsites. Visited Fern Lake on the way back. Remnants of the flood are obvious: car-sized boulders lay strewn about, amongst other debris. Loomis Lake is a emerald-green tarn, nestled in the steep slopes of one of "The Tops", Gabletop, and The Gable. Water is available year-round from Fern Lake, its. We love Rocky Mountain National Park. I then decided to hike up to Spruce Lake. Temperatures at Loomis Lake - RMNP today are expected to reach 36°, Sunny, with a high near 36. Loomis Lake is situated nearby to Hillcrest. Cub lake, spruce lake, loomis lake, fern lake, fern falls, the pool, odessa lake, lake helene, mill creek basin. Contacts. You can also find nice walleyes here thanks to stocking by the Friends of Fishing. All three lakes were beautiful, as were Fern Falls and two other waterfalls between Spruce and Loomis, highly recommend! 0 comments. Water is available from Spruce Lake, its inlet and outlet streams. Tonight, before night fall, a team of four park rangers were flown to Loomis Lake. +2,104' net elevation gain (+2,876' total roundtrip elevation gain), N40 21.291 W105 37.868 — Fern Lake Trailhead, N40 20.966 W105 39.586 — 1.8 miles : The Pool - Cub Lake - Fern Lake Trail split, N40 20.842 W105 40.071 — 2.65 miles : Fern Falls, N40 20.320 W105 40.577 — 3.75 miles : Spruce Lake Trail junction, N40 20.362 W105 40.590 — 3.8 miles : Fern Lake backcountry campsite spur, N40 20.594 W105 41.191 — 4.4 miles : Spruce Lake backcountry campsite spur, N40 20.488 W105 41.324 — 4.6 miles : Spruce Lake inlet, N40 20.365 W105 41.578 — 4.75 miles : Pond - cross over outlet to south side, N40 20.278 W105 41.740 — 5.05 miles : Loomis Lake, This trail is best suited for experienced, fit hikers. Adams Lake** Big Crystal Lake* Cony Creek* Fern Lake and Creek* Fifth Lake** Hidden Valley Beaver Ponds and Hidden Valley Creek (open 8/1 - 3/31)* Lake Husted* Lake Louise* Lawn Lake* Lily Lake* Loomis Lake* Lost Lake* Lower Hutcheson Lake* Mid-Hutcheson Lake* North Fork of the Big Thompson above Lost Falls* Odessa Lake* Ouzel Lake and Creek* Gabletop Mountain is above Loomis Lake … Area Hydrology. The site offers great mountain views of Castle Rock and Gabletop Mountain to the south and is ideal for fishermen angling for trout in the lake. Loomis Lake is a water feature in Indiana and has an elevation of 814 feet. Be patient with route finding in this pretty but cluttered forest. You'll reach a well-marked split for Spruce Lake Backcountry Campsites A-B (4.5 miles : 9,665') and bear left to Spruce Lake (4.55 miles : 9,670'). Go up to Fern Lake, then Spruce Lake, and Loomis is above that. 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