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Maps of Statewide Fishing Waters
Maps of Statewide Fishing Waters

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Looking for a new place to fish? 

Browse and download our PDF maps that help anglers navigate the special regulations on some of Colorado's popular rivers​, streams and lakes. These Colorado Parks and Wildlife maps depict special fishing rules for the areas listed below. We will be adding new maps in the future, so bookmark and return to this page before your next outing!   
You may also like to visit the Colorado Fishing Atlas​, the latest interactive mapping tool offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It allows users to search for fishing opportunities by species, specific interest or proximity to your home or destination. Use the simple map interface to locate and view recommended opportunities for handicap accessible fishing access, stocked waters, boat ramps, special fishing regulations, stream gages (including links to real time data), license agents and Gold Medal waters is included on top of Bing™ street maps, USGS topographic maps or high resolution color aerial photography.  

Why do some waters have special regulations? 

Special fishing regulations are designed to maintain the long-term welfare of state fishing waters, thereby providing more successful opportunities for anglers. Special regulations can include different bag limits, size limits and harvest restrictions than are in place in the rest of the state.  
ATTENTION:  These maps are not a complete list of special regulations. Please refer to the current Colorado Fishing and State Recreational Lands​ brochures for complete fishing rules and regulations. 
Click a map name below to download a color PDF map of special regulations for that area. 
M​ap​ Area
South Platte River Cheeseman Reservoir 
to Chatfield Reservoir
South Platte RiverIn South Park

Map Area
Upper Arkansas 
River basin 
Near Leadville and Granite 

Ma​​p Area
Blue River basinNear Kremmling, Vail
and Breckenridge
Middle Colorado
& Eagle rivers
From Glenwood Springs
to Radium to Vail
Middle Colorado & Roaring Fork riversFrom Rifle to Dotsero and Aspen 
Upper Colorado RiverFrom headwaters
to Radium
Poudre River drainageNorth of Red Feather Lakes to Laporte and west to Joe Wright Reservoir 
Lower White RiverFrom Meeker to Utah
state line 
Upper White RiverFrom headwaters at
Trappers Lake to Meeker
Yampa River basinFrom headwaters to
Steamboat Springs to Craig 

Map Area
Alamosa & Conejos river drainagesFrom Jasper south to Cumbres and Osier
Lower Colorado River & Grand MesaFrom Utah state line east to Silt and south to Kannah
Upper Rio Grande River basinFrom Creede to Del Norte and La Garita