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Delaney Butte Lakes SWA

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County
Jackson;#

Location
GMU: 16
From Walden, go 1/2 mile west on HWY 14 to CR12; then go 5.3 miles west to CR18. Go 4.5 miles west on to CR5; then 1/2 mile north

Elevation
min. 8,111 ft - max 9,311 ft

Acreage
2,1325 acres.

Hunting
Big game;#Small game;#Waterfowl;#

Fishing
Coldwater lake;#

Recreation
Camping;#Boating;#Picnicking;#

Facilities
Boat Ramp;#Campgrounds;#Restrooms;#Shade Shelters;#

Restrictions
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds visitors to check current hunting, fishing and land use regulations when planning to visit a State Wildlife Area. Refer to the Recreational Lands Brochure, as well as the Fishing and Hunting Regulation Brochures located on the Regulations Brochures Page. State Wildlife Area visitors can also find rules and regulations information in Chapter 9 Regulations.​

Contact Info
Delaney Butte Lakes SWA is owned and managed by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife as a high-quality sport fishery and big game habitat area. Included in this 2,132 acre area are three lakes managed to provide an exceptional fishing experience.
EAST DELANEY BUTTE LAKE: (65 acres) Fishing is limited to artificial flies and lures only. The maximum depth is 34-feet, average depth is 10-12 feet. Rainbows and cutthroats 18-22 inches long must be returned to water immediately. Daily bag and possession limit is two fish for all three lakes combined.
NORTH DELANEY BUTTE LAKE: (205 acres) is one of only two Gold Medal Lakes in Colorado (the other is Spinney Mountain Reservoir in South Park). This lake is managed as a wild brown trout egg source for the entire state, providing a million plus eggs each year. Fishing is by artificial flies and lures only. All brown trout caught between 14-20 inches must be returned to the water immediately. Daily bag and possession limit is two fish for all three lakes combined. Rainbows and cutthroats 18-22 inches long must be returned to water immediately.
SOUTH DELANEY BUTTE LAKE: (150 acres) Daily bag and possession limit is two fish for all three lakes combined. At maximum the lake is 56 surface acres; maximum depth is 26 feet, average depth is 10-12 feet. Rainbows and cutthroats 18-22 inches long must be returned to water immediately.
Area CPW Office: Steamboat Springs, (970) 870-2197.