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Island Lake 
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating: Boat ramp  
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout and splake 
Water Acres: 175 
Elevation: 10,290 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

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Jackson Lake State Park 
Directions: From U.S. 34/I-76 interchange, take Colorado Highway 39 north for 7.25 miles through Goodrich, then go west on Y5 (follow the paved road) for 2.5 miles. 
Fees 
Boating:
 A boat ramp with four lanes is located on the west shore of the lake. The lake is closed to motorized boating Nov. 1. 
Fish: Stocked with warm-water fish, such as walleye, bass, catfish, perch, crappie and wipers. Trout are stocked in the spring and fall. 
Water Acres: 2,600 
Elevation: 4,440 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado State Parks. For more information, call (970) 645-2551.

Jewel Park Pond
Directions: North of Jewel Avenue between South Garrison Street and South Wadsworth Boulevard. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized only 
Fish: Bluegill, bullhead, channel catfish, crappie and sunfish 
Water Acres: 2 
Elevation: 5,440 feet 
Managing Agency: Lakewood Department of Community Resources. For more information, call (303) 987-7800.

Joe Moore Reservoir
Directions: From Mancos, go 5 miles northeast on Highway 184 to County Road 40, then 4 miles north to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, wakeless only 
Fish: Rainbow and brown trout and largemouth bass 
Water Acres: 33 
Elevation: 7,600 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

John Martin Reservoir
Directions: From Las Animas, go 20 miles east on Highway 50 to Hasty, 2 miles south of Hasty to reservoir. 
Fees 
Boating: Boat ramps, power boating, sail boating and water-skiing 
Fish: Walleye, saugeye, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white bass, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie 
Water Acres: 22,325 
Elevation: 3,851 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Jumbo Reservoir SWA, aka Julesburg Reservoir
Directions: Take I-76 to the Red Lion exit (#155). Go 3 miles north to Highway 138, then 1 mile northeast to County Road 95, then 2 miles north to the reservoir. 
Fee: An annual SWA permit is required for anyone 19 - 64 years of age, unless they already have a valid annual hunting or fishing license.
Boating: Boating prohibited Oct. 1 through the last day of waterfowl season, except hand-propelled craft used to set and pick up decoys and downed waterfowl retrieval 
Fish: Warm water, walleye, wiper and crappie 
Water Acres: Approximately 1,552 acres
Elevation: Minimum 3,703 - maximum 3,752
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks and Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

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Karval Reservoir 
Directions:
 From Highways 94 and 109, go south 10 miles on Highway 109 to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Hand-propelled or electric motor only 
Fish: Channel catfish and bluegill 
Water Acres: 24 
Elevation: 5,000 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Kenney Reservoir 
Directions: I-70 west to Loma exit (Highway 139). Travel north to Rangely. 
Fee: None 
Boating: No restrictions 
Fish: Carp, sucker, channel catfish, bullhead, black crappie and trout 
Water Acres: 600 
Elevation: 5,350 feet 
Managing Agency: Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District. For more information, call (970) 675-5055.

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La Jara Reservoir 
Directions:
 From Monte Vista, go 20 miles south on Highway 15 to access road, then 10 miles west to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: cold water 
Water Acres: 635 
Elevation: 9,698 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Lake Arbor 
Directions:
 North of West 80th off Pomona Drive. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized only 
Fish: Bluegill, bullhead, carp, channel catfish, crappie, sunfish and largemouth bass 
Water Acres: 37 
Elevation: 5,337 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Arvada. For more information, call (303) 421-2550.

Lake Granby 
Directions:
 I-70 to Highway 40 through Granby. North on Highway 34. 
Fee: None 
Boating: No restrictions 
Fish: Kokanee salmon, trout, pike and splake 
Water Acres: 7,256 when full 
Elevation: 8,280 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service. For more information, call (970) 887-4100.

Lake Henry 
Directions: From Ordway, go 3 miles east on Highway 96 to County Road 20, then 1 mile north to the lake. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Power boating, sail boating, sail surfing, water-skiing, boat ramps 
Fish: Walleye, saugeye, crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and wiper 
Water Acres: 1,350 
Elevation: 4,312 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Lake Irwin  
Directions:
 From Gunnison take Highway 135 north approximately 27 miles to the town of Crested Butte. Take Gunnison County Road 12 (Kebler Pass Road) approximately 6 miles west. Turn right (north) on to FDR 826 and proceed 3 miles to Lake Irwin. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized, hand-powered only 
Fish: Cold water 
Water Acres: 45 
Elevation: 10,323 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Lake Isabelle 
Directions: See Brainard Lake. Boulder County, Roosevelt National Forest. Approximately 2.25-mile hike for access.  
Fee: Access is through Brainard Lake 
Boating: Non-motorized boats only 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 30 
Elevation: 10, 868 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service-Boulder Ranger District. For more information, call (303) 444-6600.

Lake John 
Directions:
 From Walden, go 1/2 mile west on Highway 14 to County Road 12, then 8 miles west to County Road 7, then 7 miles north to the lake. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow trout and Snake River cutthroat 
Water Acres: 565 
Elevation: 7,800 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Lake Pueblo State Park 
Directions: Take I-25 to Pueblo, then U.S. 50 west, for 4 miles. Turn south on Pueblo Boulevard and go 4 miles to Thatcher Avenue. Turn west and drive 6 miles to the park. 
Fees: See Lake Pueblo State Park Fees
Boating: Two boat ramps, water-skiing, sailboarding and personal watercraft. 
Fish: Wipers, crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish, northern pike, rainbow and brown trout, largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass and walleye 
Water Acres: 4,646 
Elevation: 4,880 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado State Parks. For more information, call (719) 561-9320.

Lathrop State Park
Directions: 3 miles west of Walsenburg on U.S. Highway 160. 
Fees: See Lathrop State Park Fees
Boating: Three boat ramps, water-skiing, sailboarding and personal watercraft 
Fish: Martin and Horseshoe lakes are stocked with rainbow trout, channel catfish, bass, walleye, bluegill and crappie. Occasionally, the lakes are stocked with tiger muskies. 
Water Acres: 320 
Elevation: 6,400 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado State Parks. For more information, call (719) 738-2376.

Lefthand Creek Reservoir 
Directions:
 Boulder County, Roosevelt National Forest. From Ward, go north on Highway 72, 1/4 mile to Brainard Lake Road. Go west 2 miles to Lefthand Park Road, follow the road for 2 miles to the reservoir (rough four-wheel drive road). 1/2-mile south of Brainard Lake. 
Fee: None 
Boating: No gasoline engines 
Fish: Rainbow, brook and brown trout and splake 
Water Acres: 100 
Elevation: 10,300 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service-Boulder Ranger District. For more information, call (303) 444-6600.

Lemon Reservoir
Directions: From Durango, take County Road 240 northeast to County Road 243 about 12 miles. Go north on County Road 243 about 2 miles to Lemon Reservoir.  
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 622 
Elevation: 8,150 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service, San Juan National Forest. For more information, call (970) 247-4874 or (970) 884-2512. 

Lon Hagler Reservoir
Directions:
 From Campion, go 3 1/4 miles west on County Road 14W to County Road 21S, then 1 1/2 miles north to the property.  
Fee: $3 daily, $20 annual, $5 replacement 
Boating: Boat ramp, wakeless only 
Fish: Walleye, saugeye, yellow perch, crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill 
Water Acres: 100 
Elevation: 5,152 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Lonetree Reservoir
Directions: From Campion, go 3 1/2 miles west on County Road 14W to Lonetree Drive, then 1 mile south on access road to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramps, no sail surfboards or sailboats 
Fish: Walleye, saugeye, yellow perch, crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and wiper 
Water Acres: 502 
Elevation: 5,131 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

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McDonough Reservoir 
Directions: From Gunnison, take US Highway 50 east 7 miles. Turn south on Colorado Highway 114. Go approximately 21 miles. Turn right (heading south) on BLM Road 3083. Proceed approximately 3.5 miles and turn right on to BLM Road 3084, following signs for Old Agency. Proceed approximately 9 miles to McDonough Reservoir on the right. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Non-motorized, hand-powered only 
Fish: Brook and rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 35 
Elevation: 9,200 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

McPhee Reservoir 
Directions: From Walsenburg, go west on Highway 160 to Highway 184, which takes you to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Boat ramp, no restrictions 
Fish: Yellow perch, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon
Water Acres: 4,470 
Elevation:  6,924 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, San Juan National Forest/Dolores Ranger District. For more information call (970) 882-7296.

Meredith Reservoir
Directions: From Ordway, go 3 miles east on County Road G to County Road 21, turn right into property. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Boat ramp, power boating, sail boating, sail surfing and water-skiing 
Fish: Walleye, saugeye, channel catfish, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie 
Water Acres: 3,700 
Elevation:   4,100 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Meridian Lake
Directions: From the town of Crested Butte, go north approximately 1 mile north and turn left on the Washington Gulch Road. The lake is about 2 miles from the turnoff. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Non-motorized, hand-powered only 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 38 
Elevation: 9,820 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Mesa Lake
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating: No boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout 
Water Acres: 26 
Elevation: 9,840 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

Miramonte Reservoir
Directions: From Norwood, go 1 1/2 miles east on Highway 145 to USFS Road 610 (Dolores-Norwood Road), then 17 miles south to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, power boating and sail surfing; water-skiing and personal watercraft in designated areas only 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 420 
Elevation: 7,700 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife.  For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Mirror Lake
Directions:
 From Gunnison take Highway 135 north 10 miles to Almont. Turn right (northeast) on Taylor Canyon Road. Proceed on Taylor Canyon Road approximately 19 miles to Taylor Reservoir. At Cranors Trading Post, take FDR 765 east approximately 8 miles, following signs for Tincup. At Tincup turn left and go about 3 miles to Mirror Lake, following the signs for Tincup Pass. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Non-motorized, hand-powered only 
Fish: Rainbow, brook and brown trout 
Water Acres: 27 
Elevation: 10,962 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Monument Lake
Directions: In the town of Monument, west of I-25 on County Road 105, west on 3rd Street, west on 2nd Street at the Post Office, cross railroad tracks to Mitchell to entrance. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Hand-propelled only 
Fish: Rainbow and cutthroat trout, largemouth bass and channel catfish 
Water Acres: 40 
Elevation: 6,960 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife.  For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Moraine Park
Directions: Boulder County, Roosevelt National Forest. From Ward, go north on Highway 72 1/4 mile to Brainard Lake Road. Go west 2 miles past the turnoff for Lefthand Park. Moraine Lake is on the south beyond Red Rock Lake. 
Fee: $10 per vehicle for seven days park fee 
Boating:  Non-motorized only 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 2 
Elevation: 10,150 feet 
Managing Agency: Rocky Mountain National Park. For more information, call (970) 586-1206.

Mountain Home Reservoir
Directions: From Fort Garland, go 2 1/2 miles east on Highway 160 to Trinchera Ranch Road, then 2 miles south to Icehouse Road, then 1 mile west to north entrance, or continue 1 mile south to the south entrance. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Boat ramp, no water-skiing 
Fish: Rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout 
Water Acres: 631 
Elevation: 8,145 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife.  For more information, call (303) 297-1192.