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Narraguinnep Reservoir 
Directions: From Cortez, go 11 miles northwest on Highway 666 to Highway 184, then 2 miles east to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, power boating, sail boating, sail surfing and water-skiing 
Fish: Rainbow trout, northern pike, channel catfish, crappie and bluegill 
Water Acres: 386 
Elevation: 7,050 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Navajo State Park 
Directions: Take U.S. 160 west from Pagosa Springs for 17 miles, then turn southwest onto Colorado 151 for 18 miles to Arboles. Turn left again onto County Road 982 and drive 2 miles to the lake. 
Fees: See Navajo State Park Fees. 
Boating: One boat ramp. The marina provides houseboat, pontoon boat, fishing boat and personal watercraft rentals. (970) 883-2343 (San Juan Marina).  
Fish: Catfish, crappie and smallmouth bass swim in the shallows and near the lake surface. Kokanee salmon, northern pike and many varieties of trout are found in deep waters.  
Water Acres: 15,600 
Elevation: 6,100 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 883-2208.

Needle Creek Reservoir 
Directions:
 From Gunnison take U.S. Highway approximately 17 miles east to Doyleville. Needle Creek Reservoir is located approximately 7 miles southeast of Doyleville. Obtain a USFS Gunnison Basin Map for more details. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized, hand-powered only 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 60 
Elevation: 8,830 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Neversweat Reservoir
Directions:
 16 miles south of Collbran. 
Fee:  
Boating: No boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout 
Water Acres: 19 
Elevation: 10,070 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

North Lake
Directions: From Trinidad, go 35 miles northeast on Highway 12 to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Hand-propelled or electric motor, boat ramp 
Fish: rainbow trout and splake 
Water Acres: 104 
Elevation: 8,583 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

North Sterling State Park
Directions:
 From Main Street in Sterling, turn north on North 7th Avenue, follow the sign 12 miles to the reservoir. 
Fees 
Boating: Three boat ramps, water-skiing, sailboarding and personal watercraft 
Fish: Walleye, crappie, perch, bass, bluegill, catfish, tiger muskie and wiper 
Water Acres: 2,880 (fluctuates during the irrigation season) 
Elevation: 4,065 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 522-3657.

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Paonia State Park 
Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Colorado Highway 82 south to Carbondale, then south and southwest on Colorado Highway 133 for 46 miles to the park. From Delta, take Highway 92 east to Hotchkiss, then go north on Highway 133 through Paonia and 16 miles farther to the park. 
Fees: See Paonia State Park Fees. 
Boating: One boat ramp, sailboarding, water-skiing and personal watercraft 
Fish: Yellow perch, rainbow trout, catfish, bass, crappie and northern pike 
Water Acres: 350 
Elevation: 6,500 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 921-5721.

Park Reservoir
Directions:  
Fee:
  
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout 
Water Acres: 125 
Elevation:    
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

Pastorius Reservoir
Directions: From Durango, go 8 miles east on Highway 160 to Highway 172, then 2 miles south to County Road 302, then 1 mile south to County Road 304, then 1/2 mile west to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, hand-propelled or electric motor 
Fish: Rainbow trout, northern pike, bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish and largemouth bass 
Water Acres: 53 
Elevation: 6,880 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Pearl Lake State Park
Directions:
 From Steamboat Springs, go west 2 miles on U.S. 40 to County Road 129, then turn right. Go north 23 miles to Pearl Lake Road, turn east and drive the final 2 miles to the park. 
Fees: See Pearl Lake State Park Fees. 
Boating: Gasoline and electric motors are permitted on Pearl Lake. However, boaters are restricted to no wake speeds. A boat ramp is available. 
Fish: Cutthroat trout and grayling 
Water Acres: 167 
Elevation: 8,065 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 879-3922.

Platoro Reservoir
Directions: From Alamosa, take Highway 285 south 20 miles to Antonito. Take Highway 17 West to USFS Road 250. Go north on USFS Road 250 to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: No restrictions 
Fish: Rainbow and brown trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 700 
Eevation:  10,035 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service, Rio Grande National Forest. For more information, call (719) 274-8971.

Potholes Reservoir #1 and #2
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. Continue on FDR 742 through Taylor Park. Potholes Reservoir #1 will be 9 miles, Potholes Reservoir #2 will be 10 miles. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized, hand-powered only 
Fish: Brook and rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 5 each 
Elevation: 9,800 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Prewitt Reservoir
Directions: Approximately 20 miles northeast of Brush. Take I-76 to exit 102. Travel north 1 mile to Highway 144, turn right and travel approximately 7 miles to the reservoir entrance. 
Fee: $3 daily, $20 annual, $5 replacement 
Boating: No motor restrictions, but the entire lake is wakeless, boat ramp 
Fish: Trout, wiper, yellow perch, crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, white bass, saugeye and walleye 
Water Acres: 900 
Elevation: 7,260 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Prospect Park Lakes
Directions: From I-70, go east on 44th Avenue. Turn right (south) into the park. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized only, boat ramp available. 
Fish: Largemouth bass, crappie, bullhead, channel catfish, sunfish and bluegill 
Water Acres: 16 
Elevation: 5,445 feet 
Managing Agency:
 Wheat Ridge Animal and Parks Enforcement. For more information, call (303) 235-2877.

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Queens State Wildlife Area 
Directions: Lower Queens: From Eads, go 15 miles south on Highway 287 to County Road C, then 3 1/2 miles east to Upper Queens, follow access road S 2 miles to property. Upper Queens: From Eads, go 15 miles south on Highway 287 to County Road C, then 3 1/2 miles east.
Nee Gronda: From Eads, go 15 miles south on Highway 287 to County Road C, then 1 mile west.
Nee Noshe: From Eads, go 11 miles south on Highway 287 to Kiowa County Boat Ramp Access Road, then 1/4 mile east to public boat ramp. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramps, power boating, sail boating, sail surfing and water-skiing 
Fish: Nee Gronda: Walleye, saugeye, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white bass and wiper. Nee Noshe: Walleye, saugeye, yellow perch, crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike, white bass, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie. Queens: Walleye, saugeye, yellow perch, crappie, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike, white bass bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie. 
Water Acres: Nee Gronda: 2,600; Nee Noshe: 3,696; Queens: 1,900. 
Elevation: 5,710 feet 
Managing Agency:  Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Quincy Reservoir 
Directions:
 I-225 east to Iliff, go east on Iliff to Chambers, go south on Chambers then east on Quincy Road to the reservoir. 
Fee: $4 per person 
Boating: Non-motorized or electric powered (five-horsepower maximum), boats must be hand carried to the launch point 
Fish: Trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass and tiger muskie 
Water Acres: 160 
Elevation: 5,710 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Aurora. For more information, call (303) 739-7160

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Rainbow Lake 
Directions: Take US Highway 50 west from Gunnison approximately 15 miles. Turn north (right) on to FDR 724. Proceed approximately 12 miles to Rainbow Lake. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  No restrictions 
Fish: Brook and rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 12 
Elevation: 10,800 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Ramah Reservoir
Directions: From Ramah, go 4 miles west on Highway 24 to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Boat ramp, sail boating, no water-contact activities 
Fish: Largemouth bass, channel catfish and northern pike 
Water Acres: 75 
Elevation: 6,100 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Red Rock Lake 
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. 
Fee: Access is through Brainard Lake 
Boating:  Non-motorized only 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 6.5 
Elevation: 10,300 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service-Boulder Ranger District. For more information, call (303) 444-6600.

Ridgway State Park 
Directions: Take U.S. 550 south of Montrose for 22 miles to the park entrance. 
Fees: See Ridgway State Park Fees. 
Boating:  One four-lane, concrete boat ramp, water-skiing, personal watercraft, sailing and sailboarding 
Fish: Rainbow trout are stocked annually by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Brown trout, which inhabited the Uncompahgre River prior to construction of the dam, are also in the reservoir. Kokanee salmon have recently been stocked in the reservoir and have flourished. Ridgway State Park has two small ponds beneath the dam that are stocked with small trout. 
Water Acres: 1,000 
Elevation: 6,870 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 626-5822.

Rito Hondo Reservoir
Directions: From Creede, go 35 miles west on Highway 149 to USFS Road 513, then 2 miles northwest to the fork, take right for 200 yards north to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Hand-propelled or electric motor 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout 
Water Acres: 41 
Elevation: 10,280 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Road Canyon Reservoir
Directions: From Creede, go 25 miles west on Highway 149 to USFS Road 520, then 4 miles west to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Wakeless only, boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout 
Water Acres: 140 
Elevation: 9,275 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Ruedi Reservoir
Directions:
 From Glenwood Springs, go south on Highway 82 to Basalt, then east on Highway 105. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Two boat ramps 
Fish: Rainbow, lake and brown trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 1,000 
Elevation: 7,766 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service. For more information, call (970) 945-2521.

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St. Vrain State Park 
Directions:
 Exit I-25 on Colorado 119 west, then north on County Road 7 until it ends into County Road 24 1/2. Turn right to the park entrance. 
Fees: See St. Vrain State Park for fees. 
Boating: Anglers and boaters are advised to use small vessels at wakeless speeds (watercraft that are hand-propelled or driven by an electric trolling motor) on the ponds. Inflatable devices that contain two or more chambers are also allowed. 
Fish: The ponds are generously stocked with bluegill, largemouth bass, wiper, channel catfish, crappie and rainbow trout.
Water Acres: 80 
Elevation: 4,830 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 678-9402. 

​​Sanchez Reservoir 
Directions: From San Luis, go 3 miles east on Highway 152, then 5.2 miles south on Hwy. 242 to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: No water-skiing, boat ramp 
Fish: Walleye, saugeye and northern pike 
Water Acres: 2,000 
Elevation: 8,272 feet  
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Seymour Lake
Directions: From Walden, go 14 miles southwest on highway 14 to County Road 28, then 1 mile south to County Road 11, then 3 miles south to County Road 288, then 1/2 mile west to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Wakeless only, boat ramp, no sailboards 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 81 
Elevation: 8,440 feet  
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Shadow Mountain Reservoir
Directions:
 From Granby, go 11 miles to County Rd. 66 and turn right.
Fee: None 
Boating: Power boating, sailing, paddle craft
Fish: Rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 1,350 
Elevation: 8,300 feet  
Managing Agency: For more information, call the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce (970) 627-3402. 

Skaguay Reservoir 
Directions: From Victor, go 1/2 mile east on County Road 67 to County Road 441, the 6 1/2 miles east to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, wakeless only 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout and pike 
Water Acres: 90 
Elevation: 8,880 feet  
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Smith Reservoir
Directions: From Blanca, go 1/2 mile west on Highway 160 to Airport Road, then 4 miles south to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, no water-skiing 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 700 
Elevation:  7,721 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Spinney Mountain State Park
Directions:
 From Colorado Springs, take U.S. 24 west for 55 miles over Wilkerson Pass. Turn south on Park County Road 23 and drive 2.8 miles to County Road 59. Turn right and go another 1.1 miles to the park entrance.  
Fees: See Spinney Mountain State Park Fees. 
Boating: Boating and windsurfing (with full wet-suit) are permitted from the two boat ramps.  Body contact sports (i.e. water-skiing, diving, tubing, etc.) are prohibited.
Fish: Cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout and northern pike 
Water Acres: 2,520 
Elevation: 8,686 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (719) 748-3401.

Spring Creek Reservoir 
Directions: From Gunnison, take Highway 135 north 10 miles to Almont. Turn right (northeast) on Taylor Canyon Road. Proceed approximately 7 miles on Taylor Canyon Road. Turn left on to Spring Creek Rd. (FDR 744). Go approximately 10 miles to Spring Creek Reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized, hand-powered only, boat ramp 
Fish: Cold water 
Water Acres: 50 
Elevation: 9,915 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Stagecoach State Park
Directions: From Steamboat Springs, go 4 miles east on U.S. 40, then south on Colorado 131 for 5 miles to Routt County Road 14. Drive 7 miles south and you will be at the park entrance. 
Fees: See Stagecoach State Park Fees. 
Boating: Personal watercraft, water-skiing, sailboarding and canoeing, two boat launches 
Fish: Northern pike, rainbows that average in length from 10 to16 inches, the occasional brown or brook trout, Snake River cutthroat and splake 
Water Acres: 780 
Elevation: 7,250 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 736-2436.

Stalker Lake
Directions: From Wray, go 2 miles west on Highway 34 to County Road FF, then 1 1/2 miles north to the access road, then 1/2 mile west to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, hand-propelled or electric motors only 
Fish: Largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and tiger muskie 
Water Acres: 26 
Elevation: 3,566 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

State Forest State Park 
Directions:
 Take Colorado 14 west from Fort Collins for 75 miles across Cameron Pass. 
Fees: See State Forest State Park Fees. 
Boating: Boating is permitted only on North Michigan Reservoir, which has two boat ramps available. Power boats can be operated only at wakeless speeds. 
Fish: Brook, brown, cutthroat, rainbow and golden trout. 
Water Acres: 130 
Elevation: 10,000 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 723-8366.

Steamboat Lake State Park
Directions: From Steamboat Springs, go west 2 miles on U.S. 40 to County Road 129. Turn north and drive 26 miles. 
Fees: See Steamboat Lake State Park Fees. 
Boating: Three boat ramps, water-skiing, sailboarding and personal watercraft 
Fish: Rainbow and cutthroat trout and an occasional brook and brown trout 
Water Acres: 1,053 
Elevation: 8,000 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 879-3922.

Summit Reservoir
Directions: From Mancos, go 9 miles northwest on Highway 184 to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, wakeless only  
Fish: Crappie, smallmouth bass and channel catfish 
Water Acres: 402 
Elevation:  7,368 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Sunset Lake
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating:
 No boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow, brown and brook trout 
Water Acres: 18 
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.

Sylvan Lake State Park
Directions: Take I-70 to Eagle (Exit 147).  Turn south on Eby Creek Road to the roundabout.  Take the first right out of the roundabout.  Go west on Hwy 6 (Grand Ave.) for .8 mile to the next roundabout.  At this roundabout, take the third right onto Sylvan Lake Road.  Continue on Sylvan Lake Road until it intersects with Brush Creek Road (1.6 miles).  Turn right onto Brush Creek Road.  Travel south for 10 miles.  The Visitor Center is on the left.  Continue on Brush Creek Road until the road forks and becomes dirt.  At the fork in the road, stay right and travel 5 miles to the lake, campground and cabins. 
Fees: See Sylvan Lake State Park Fees. 
Boating: One boat ramp, Hand propelled or electric motors only
Fish: The Colorado Colorado Parks & Wildlife stocks Sylvan Lake with brook and rainbow trout. 
Water Acres: 42 
Elevation: 8,500 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 328-2021.