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Adobe Creek Reservoir 
Directions: From Las Animas, go 20 miles north on County Road 10 to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramps, sail boating, windsurfing and water-skiing 
Fish: Walleye, saugeye, crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike, white bass, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie 
Water Acres: 5,147 
Elevation: 4,128 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192. 

Arkansas River Headwaters Recreation Area 
Directions: Click for directions to sections of the Arkansas River 
Fees:  Please see Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Web site for additional information.
Boating: White-water/river boating 
Fish: Brown and rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 148 miles 
Elevation: 4,000 to 9,000 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (719) 539-7289. 

Arvada Reservoir
Directions: Between Highway 93 and Indiana Street on West 66th. 
Fee: $5 daily; $25 resident seasonal; $35 non-resident seasonal (seasonal passes can be purchased at Arvada City Hall)
Boating: Non-motorized only 
Fish: Rainbow trout, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch and tiger muskie 
Water Acres: 180 
Elevation: 5,758 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Arvada. For more information, call (303) 421-2550. 

Atkinson Reservoir
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating: No boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout 
Water Acres: 87 
Elevation: 10,120 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534. 

Aurora Reservoir 
Directions: 2 miles east of Gunclub on Quincy. The entrance is the same for Arapahoe Park Racetrack. 
Fee: $4 per vehicle 
Boating: Electric, hand-propelled and sailboats only. One boat ramp 
Fish: Largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, crappie, channel catfish, wiper, blue catfish, yellow perch and walleye 
Water Acres: 640 
Elevation: 5,930 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Aurora. For more information call (303) 690-1286.

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Baron Reservoir
Directions:  
Fee:  
Boating:
 No boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 100 
Elevation: 10,125 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534. 

Barr Lake State Park 
Directions: Take I-76 northeast from Denver, exit on Bromley Lane. Go east to Picadilly Road, then south to the park entrance. 
Fee: Please see Barr Lake State Park Fee Information for additional information. 
Boating: Only sailboats, hand-propelled craft and boats with electric trolling motors or gasoline motors of 10 horsepower or less are permitted on Barr Lake. A boat ramp is located adjacent to the north parking lot. 
Fish: Channel catfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie are among the species that have been stocked at Barr Lake by the Colorado Colorado Parks & Wildlife. 
Water Acres: 1,918 
Elevation: 5,100 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 659-6005. 

Bear Creek Lake 
Directions: 1/8 mile east of Highway C-470 on Morrison Road. 
Fee: $3 per vehicle 
Boating: 10 horsepower maximum 
Fish: Tiger muskie, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and saugeye. 
Water Acres: 110 
Elevation: Lake: 5,558 feet; Mt. Craven: 5,779 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Lakewood. For more information, call (303) 697-6159. 

Beaver Creek Reservoir 
Directions: From South Fork, go 2 miles southwest on Highway 160 to USFS Road 360 (Beaver Creek Road), then 6 miles south to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Wakeless only, boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow, brown and brook trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 115 
Elevation: 8,850 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192. 

Big Creek Lakes
Directions: From Cowdrey, take County Road 6W, which turns into USFS Road 600, to the lakes. 
Fee: Call (970) 723-8204 for fee information 
Boating:  Boat ramp, call (970) 723-8204 for boating restrictions 
Fish: Rainbow, brown and lake trout 
Water Acres: 450 
Elevation: 9,000 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service. For more information, call (970) 723-8204. 

Big Creek Reservoir
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating:
  Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 63 
Elevation: 8,240 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534. 

Big Meadows Reservoir
Directions: From South Fork, go 11 miles west on Highway 160 to USFS Road 410, then 2 miles west to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout 
Water Acres: 113 
Elevation:  9,200 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192. 

Birdland Lake
Directions: West 51st Avenue and Garrison Street 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized only 
Fish: Bluegill, channel catfish, sunfish, largemouth bass and yellow perch 
Water Acres: 3 
Elevation: 5,337 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Arvada. For more information, call (303) 421-2550. 

Blue Mesa Reservoir
Directions: From Gunnison, go 10 miles west on Highway 50 to the reservoir. 
Fee: Boat fees (all motorized and state registered vessels): $4 for 2 days, $10 for 14 days, or $30 for a 2000 boat pass 
Boating: Five boat ramps, windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing 
Fish: Rainbow, brown, brook and lake trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 9,000 
Elevation: 7,519 feet 
Managing Agency: Curecanti National Recreation Area. For more information, call (970) 641-2337.  

Boedecker Reservoir
Directions: From Loveland, go 2 miles west on First Street to County Road 21, then 1/2 mile south to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, wakeless only 
Fish: Bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, saugeye and yellow perch 
Water Acres: 308 
Elevation: 6,062 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192. 

Bonham Reservoir
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating:  No boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and cutthroat trout 
Water Acres: 88 
Elevation: 9,790 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534. 
 
Boulder Reservoir
Directions: From Highway 36, go north to the Longmont Diagonal (Highway 119) and turn northeast. At Jay Road t​urn west and then north almost immediately onto 51st street. 
Fee: See Bould​​er Reservoir Fees
Boating: All watercraft require permit, must launch from south shore after going through inspection
Fish: Walleye, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, yellow perch and rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 540 
Elevation: 5,173 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Boulder Parks and Recreation​. For more information, call (303) 441-3461 or visit our website at.

Boyd Lake State Park 
Directions: Exit I-25 west at U.S. 34 near Loveland, turn north onto Madison Avenue, then follow the signs. 
Fees: Please see Boyd Lake State Park  fees.
Boating: Two paved launch ramps. A six-lane ramp is located north of the swim beach, while a two-lane ramp is located just north of the group picnic area. The entire lake is open to boating and sailing. Only the south end of the lake is open to water-skiing. The ski pattern is counterclockwise. 
Fish: Bass, catfish, crappie, perch, rainbow trout and walleye 
Water Acres: 1,750 
Elevation: 4,958 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 669-1739. 

Brainard Lake
Directions: Boulder County, Roosevelt National Forest. From Ward, go north 1/4 mile on Highway 72 to Brainard Lake Road. Go west about 4 miles. 
Fee: $5 daily; if camping, only the $12 camping fee is required 
Boating: Non-motorized only 
Fish: Rainbow trout (stocked) 
Water Acres: 15.6 
Elevation: 10.350 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service-Boulder Ranger District. For more information, call (303) 444-6600. 

Brush Hollow Reservoir
Directions: From Penrose, go 2 miles west on County Road 123, then 2 miles north to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, wakeless only 
Fish: Walleye, saugeye, crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill 
Water Acres: 200 
Elevation: 5,500 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

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Carter Lake 
Directions: I-25 north to Colorado Highway 56 (Berthoud exit) west, follow the signs to Carter Lake. 
Fee: $6 daily fee; $6 daily boat fee; $7 camping 
Boating: No restrictions 
Fish: Kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 1,140 
Elevation: 5,760 feet 
Managing Agency: Larimer County. For more information, call (970) 679-4570.

Cedar Mesa Reservoir
Directions:
 Four-wheel drive access 
Fee:  
Boating: No boat ramp 
Fish: Cutthroat trout 
Water Acres: 38 
Elevation: 9,960 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534. 

Chatfield State Park 
Directions:
 From Denver, take Wadsworth Blvd. (Colorado Highway 121) south past C-470, and turn left into the Park at the Deer Creek entrance. As an alternate route, take Santa Fe Blvd. south to Titan Road, turn west on Titan Road to Roxborough Park Road, and turn north to the Plum Creek entrance. 
Fees: Please see Chatfield State Park Fees
Boating: Three boat ramps, water-skiing, sailboarding and personal watercraft 
Fish: Trout and bass, channel catfish, yellow perch, crappie, bluegill, sunfish and carp. The lake is periodically stocked with rainbow trout and other fish by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.  
Water Acres: 1,550 
Elevation: 5,430 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 791-7275. 

Cherry Creek State Park 
Directions: One mile south of I-225 on Parker Road, adjacent to south Denver.
Fees: Please see Cherry Creek State Park Fees
Boating: Two boat ramps, water-skiing, personal watercraft and sailboarding 
Fish: Trout, walleye, bass, crappie, pike, carp and catfish, state record walleye have been caught at the reservoir 
Water Acres: 880 
Elevation: 5,550 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 699-3860.

Clear Creek Reservoir
Directions: From Buena Vista, go 13 miles north on Highway 24 to County Road 390, then 1/2 mile west to the reservoir.
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramps 
Fish: Rainbow and brown trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 407 
Elevation: 8,875 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Cobbett (Carp) Lake
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating: No boat ramp, non-motorized only 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 12 
Elevation: 10,260 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

Colorado River State Park (now James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park)
Island Acres: I-70 to Exit 47, five miles east of Palisade. 
Connected Lakes: Southwest portion of Grand Junction; travel northwest on Dike Road from Broadway.
Corn Lake: 32 Road, south of D Road at the Colorado River.
Wildlife Area: On D Road at 30 1/4 Road. 
Fees: Please see James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park Fees.
Boating: Connected Lakes and Corn Lake have boat ramps. However, the ramp at Corn Lake is for river access only. Access to the Colorado River is currently offered at Corn Lake and Connected Lakes. River access at Island Acres is discouraged because of a man-made roller dam near Palisade. Hand-propelled craft and vessels with electric trolling motors are allowed  at Connected Lakes and at three of the four lakes at Island Acres. Boating is not permitted at Wildlife Area, Corn Lake and the Swimmin' Hole at Island Acres. Water contact is prohibited at Wildlife Area and Corn Lake. (This includes belly boats.) 
Fish: Good rainbow trout fishing is available throughout the park from March through May and September and October, especially at Island Acres and Corn Lake. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife stocks Bullhead Flats, Roans Pothole and Old Orchard lakes at Island Acres and Corn Lake. (Fishing is not permitted in Swimmin' Hole Lake at Island Acres.) Catfish, bluegill, bass and crappie may be caught year-round. 
Water Acres: 97 total 
Elevation: 4,600 to 4,700 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 434-3388.

Cottonwood Lake #1
Directions: South of Collbran 
Fee:  
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout 
Water Acres: 77 
Elevation: 10,065 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

Cottonwood Lake #4
Directions: South of Collbran. High-clearance vehicle needed. 
Fee:  
Boating: No boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 32 
Elevation: 10,205 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

Cowdrey Lake
Directions: From Cowdrey, go 2 miles south on Highway 125 to the lake. From Walden, go 7 1/2 miles north on Highway 125. Entrance is on the west side of the road. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Boat ramp, wakeless only 
Fish: Brown trout 
Water Acres: 80 
Elevation:  7,940 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Crawford State Park 
Directions:
 From Delta, take Colorado Highway 92 east to Hotchkiss. Stay right on 92 where it intersects Colorado Highway 133 and drive 10 miles to Crawford. The park is one mile south of town. 
Fees: Please see Crawford State Park Fees
Boating: Two boat ramps, water-skiing and sailboarding 
Fish: Rainbow and German brown trout and channel catfish are stocked in the reservoir. Several record yellow perch have also been caught here. 
Water Acres: 397 
Elevation: 6,600 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 921-5721.