The reservoir is OPEN to boating. All trailered vessels must go through an Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspection prior to launching.
ANS Inspection hours:
Elks Ramp (North)
7 Days/ Week - OPEN - 8am - 4pm
7 Days/ Week ***CLOSED*** - Winter Season
If you arrived before or after those inspection hours, or if an inspector is not present, you are not allowed to launch your vessel unless you meet ALL the following:
Valid and intact GREEN wire seal from a COLORADO water AND a matching WHITE receipt.
Green seal and a BLUE receipt is NOT valid
Please go to the visitor center or call 970-522-3657 for boat inspections if an inspector is not present. Not all hazards are marked on the lake. The reservoir is OPEN to boating.
Remember to always clean, drain, and dry your vessel to help prevent the spread of ANS.