Shoreline CLOSURE 6/13/2018
Due to high fire risk Mancos State Park has closed portions of the facility. Including the shoreline with the exception of the rip-rap of the dam face and shoreline fishing areas on either side of the dam. Appropriately inspected craft may still be launched from the boat ramp, however, there is no other shoreline access from the craft.
This closure is expected to last at minimum through 7/13/2018.
Jackson Gulch Reservoir (217 acre lake) at Mancos State Park is a great place for hand-powered crafts such as kayaks, canoes and sailboats, as well as motorized boats, and the facility includes a very nice concrete boat ramp for launching virtually any sized craft. Jackson Gulch is a “wakeless” lake so boaters cannot create a wake here. The boat ramp closes in mid-Oct. until the ice leaves the lake in the spring.
Boats must have a valid registration from Colorado or your home state. Colorado registrations are valid from Jan. 1- Dec. 31. You can register your boat at the park during the summer or the Lone Mesa State Park office in Dolores any time of year, (970) 882-2213.
ANS (Aquatic Nuisance Species) inspections are required on all trailered boats before launching. Someone is available to do inspections from 8AM to 8PM during the summer. If no one is in the entrance station please call the phone number posted on the kiosk. When the park is not staffed inspections can be arranged by appointment by calling the Wildlife Area 15 office in Durango at (970) 247-0855, or Lone Mesa State Park office in Dolores at (970) 882-2213.
Please visit the Boating section of our website for more information on ANS and state regulations. Visit 100thmeridian.org for useful information on ANS.