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Lake Pueblo
Lake Pueblo

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lake Pueblo, rated a fishing “hot spot,” provides over 4,600 surface acres of water, 60 miles of shorelin​​e and almost 10,000 acres of land. Along with the sunny days and a mild year-round climate, visitors quickly learn that one day is not enough.

Full service marinas and a diversity of campsites welcome guests to stay awhile. Water recreation includes sailing, motor-boating, waterskiing, river tubing and prime fishing. Boaters choose from two full-service marinas and boat ramps.

Land recreation includes hiking, biking, picnicking and diverse nature exploration. Miles of trails make it easy to discover the beauty of the shady Arkansas River below the dam or the wonder of 200-year-old Juniper trees. Wet or dry activities culminate with camping options that encourage a day of play to become a mini-vacation.

Views of the Greenhorn and Wet mountain ranges to the southwest and the magnificent Pikes Peak to the north are a splendid way to end the day. It is no wonder that Lake Pueblo State Park is a favorite destination.

Boat Ramp/ANS Inspection Hours & Info

Current Boat Ramp/ANS inspection station hours: 

  • 5 AM to 6 PM
  • All boats must be inspected at launch and loading.  The gates to th​​e ramp are closed when the stations are not open.
  • Boats can stay on the water 24 hours (with proper lighting) but can only use the ramps during inspection station hours.

Current decontamination hours:

  • ​8 AM to 4 PM

Winter Weather Closure Procedure

In an effort to standardize our response and to ensure everyone's safety when winter weather conditions are present at the ramp, we follow the following protocols:  

Weekdays (Mon-Thurs):  If the schools in Pueblo West District 70 are closed due to bad weather, the inspection stations will also be closed. ​If the schools are on a two hour delay, our inspection stations will open at 9 am. 

The information regarding school closings in D70 is widely reported on local television and radio stations. Closing notices are also available at www.district70.org. This applies to the Pueblo West schools in District 70 and not the mountain schools.

Weekends (Fri-Sun):  If snow and icy conditions exist, it is likely that we will be on, at least, a delayed opening of 9 am.  To confirm this before 9 am, please call the non-emergent CSP dispatch number:  719-544-2424 for ramp details.  After 9 am, please call our Visitor Center at 719-561-9320 for the information.

As always, inspection stations may be closed early due to adverse weather conditions that arise during the day or other unexpected circumstances.


More information about ANS inspection hours and boat launch procedures can be found on the boat inspections page​.​

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New Fishing App

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