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Tarryall Reservoir 
Directions:
 Take Highway 285 south to Jefferson. From Jefferson go 15 miles southeast on County Road 79 to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and brown trout and pike 
Water Acres: 886 
Elevation:  8,860 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Taylor Lake 
Directions: This lake is most easily accessed from Aspen. Take Castle Creek Road approximately 12 miles south to Express Creek Road (just past Ashcroft town site). Proceed approximately 5 miles to Taylor Lake. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Non-motorized, hand-powered only 
Fish: Brook trout 
Water Acres: 40 
Elevation: 11,500 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Taylor Park Reservoir 
Directions: From Gunnison, go north on Highway 135 to Almont, then northeast on USFS Road 742. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow, brown, lake and brook trout, kokanee salmon, pike and Snake River cutthroat 
Water Acres: 2,000 
Elevation: 9,330 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Taylor Reservoir 
Directions: From Gunnison take Highway 135 north 10 miles to Almont. Turn right (northeast) onto Taylor Canyon Road. Proceed on Taylor Canyon Road approximately 19 miles to Taylor Reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: No restrictions 
Fish: Lake trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 2,009 
Elevation: 9,330 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Thurston Reservoir 
Directions:
 From Lamar, go 9 miles north on Highway 196 to County Road TT, then 1 mile west to County Road 7, then 1/4 mile north to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramps, power boating, sail boating, sail surfing and water-skiing; Nov. 1 through the last day of waterfowl season is wakeless boating only 
Fish: Crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, wiper and tiger muskie 
Water Acres: 173 
Elevation: 3,797 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Totten Reservoir
Directions: From Cortez, go 3 1/2 miles east on Highway 160 to County Road 29, then 1 mile north to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, wakeless only 
Fish: Crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, walleye and saugeye 
Water Acres: 250 
Elevation:  6,158 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Trinidad Lake State Park 
Directions: Drive 3 miles west of Trinidad on Colorado Highway 12, the "Scenic Highway of Legends." 
Fees: See Trinidad State Park Fees. 
Boating: Water-skiing, windsurfing, boat fishing and personal watercraft; all boaters must observe wakeless speeds around the boat launch area, within 150 feet of shore fishermen and as buoyed, one boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and brown trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, crappie, bluegill and wiper 
Water Acres: 900 (can fluctuate) 
Elevation: 6,300 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (719) 846-6951.

Turk's Pond
Directions: From Springfield, go 2 miles north on Highway 287 to County Road HH, then 14 miles east to County Road 39, then 3 1/2 miles north to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Hand-propelled or electric motor 
Fish: Bluegill, channel catfish and largemouth bass 
Water Acres: 25 
Elevation: 3,970 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Turquoise Lake
Directions:
 Take 6th Street west out of Leadville. Turn right at the stop sign, which is County Road 4, over the railroad tracks. At the three-prone fork, take the far right road, which is the continuation of County Road 4, to the lake. 
Fee: $4 fee at Matchless boat ramp, Matchless day area, Tabor boat ramp and Butcher Boy, Lady of the Lake and Maid of Erin picnic areas; $5 fee at the dump stations 
Boating: Boat ramp, no restrictions 
Fish: Native cutthroat, rainbow, brown, brook and lake trout, kokanee salmon and Snake River cutthroat 
Water Acres: 1,500 
Elevation: 9,869 feet 
Managing Agency: San Isabel National Forest/Leadville Ranger District. For more information, call (719) 486-0749.

Twin Lakes
Directions: Take Highway 24, then take Highway 82 west approximately 1 mile to the lakes. 
Fee: $4 fee at Dexter Point boat ramp, Red Rooster parking/boat ramp, Mountain View overlook and Big Mac, Deception Point, Mount Elbert, Sunnyside and Whistler Point parking. 
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and brown and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 3,000 
Elevation: 9,201 feet 
Managing Agency: San Isabel National Forest/Leadville Ranger District. For more information, call (719) 486-0749.

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Union Reservoir 
Directions: From Denver, take I-25 north to Highway 119 (Longmont exit). Go west to County Line Road 1. Go north approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right at the sign. 
Fee: Daily fee: $4 weekdays; $5 weekends. Seasonal: $30 resident; $50 non-resident 
Boating: Boat ramp, wakeless boating only 
Fish: Rainbow trout, wiper and channel catfish 
Water Acres: 743 
Elevation: 4,956 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Longmont. For more information, call (303) 571-5443, or Union Reservoir office (303) 772-1265

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Vallecito Reservoir 
Directions: From Bayfield, go north on County Road 501 approximately 15 miles. From Durango, go northeast on County Road 240 approximately 20 miles. 
Fee: Boating: $20 annual permit; $7.50 five-day permit 
Boating: Boat ramp, no restrictions 
Fish: Rainbow and brown trout, kokanee salmon, pike and northern pike 
Water Acres: 2,700 
Elevation: 7,750 feet 
Managing Agency: U.S. Forest Service, San Juan National Forest. For more information, call (970) 884-2558. 

Vega State Park 
Directions: Drive 55 miles east of Grand Junction and turn south off I-70 onto Colorado Highway 65. Drive 10 miles to Colorado 330 east through Collbran and drive the final 12 miles to the park entrance. 
Fees: See Vega State Park Fees
Boating: Water-skiing, sailboarding and personal watercraft, three boat ramps 
Fish: Rainbow trout (90 percent), cutthroat and brown trout 
Water Acres: 900 
Elevation: 8,000 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 487-3407.

Vela Reservoir
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 23 
Elevation:  10,160 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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Ward Creek Reservoir 
Directions:
 Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and cutthroat trout 
Water Acres: 26 
Elevation:  9,800 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

Ward Lake
Directions:  
Fee:  
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 85 
Elevation:  10,110 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

Ward Road Pond 
Directions: Northeast of the intersection of I-70 and Ward Road 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Non-motorized only  
Fish: Largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, bullhead, crappie and sunfish 
Water Acres: 7 
Elevation: 6,870 feet 
Managing Agency: City of Arvada and Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 421-2550.

Water Dog Lake
Directions: Located approximately 3 miles east of Lake City. Obtain USFS Gunnison Basin Map for details. 
Fee: None 
Boating:  Non-motorized, hand-powered only  
Fish: Brook and cutthroat trout 
Water Acres: 6 
Elevation: 12,000 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Gunnison Ranger District. For more information call (970) 641-0471 or (970) 944-2500.

Weir & Johnson Reservoir
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating: No boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout 
Water Acres: 47 
Elevation:  10,200 feet 
Managing Agency: USDA Forest Service, Grand Junction/Collbran Ranger District. For more information, call (970) 242-8211 or (970) 487-3534.

West Lake
Directions:
 From the town of Red Feather Lakes, go 1 mile east on Red Feather Lakes Road to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Hand-propelled  
Fish: Rainbow and brown trout 
Water Acres: 38 
Elevation: 8,246 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Williams Creek Reservoir
Directions: From Pagosa Springs, go 3 miles west on Highway 160 to USFS Road 631, then 30 miles north to the reservoir. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Boat ramp, power boating, no water-skiing or sail surfboards 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout and kokanee salmon 
Water Acres: 508 
Elevation:  8,241 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

Williams Fork Reservoir
Directions:  
Fee:  
Boating:
 Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow, lake and brown trout, kokanee salmon, pike and northern pike 
Water Acres: 1,810 
Elevation:  7,811 feet 
Managing Agency: Denver Water Dept. For more information, call (303) 628-6526.

Woods Lake
Directions:
 From Telluride, go 13 miles west on Highway 145 to USFS Road 618 in Fall Creek, then 9 miles south to the property. 
Fee: None 
Boating: Hand-propelled or electric motor 
Fish: Rainbow and brook trout 
Water Acres: 19 
Elevation: 9,423 feet 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (303) 297-1192.

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Yampa River State Park/Elkhead Reservoir 
Directions: Elkhead Reservoir: From Craig: Travel east on U.S. Highway 40 approximately 5 miles to the Elkhead turnoff. From Hayden: Travel north from Hayden on Routt county Road 76 to Routt County Road 78. 
Fees: See Yampa River State Park Fees. 
Boating: Elkhead Reservoir: Personal watercraft, water-skiing, canoeing and windsurfing. Boating prohibited if it creates a white-water wake north of buoy line or within 100 yards of the boat ramp.
Yampa River: River boating, eight public access sites. 
Fish: Elkhead Reservoir: Non-native warm-water species found in the reservoir include largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern  pike, channel catfish, bluegill, green sunfish, black crappie and western white sucker. Although not a warm-water species, some trout do live in the lake. Native species include round tail chub, speckled dace, flannel mouth sucker and blue head sucker. 
Water Acres: 400 
Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (970) 824-9473.

Youngs Creek Reservoir #3
Directions: Grand Mesa 
Fee:  
Boating: Boat ramp 
Fish: Rainbow trout 
Water Acres: 23 
Elevation:  10,200 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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