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State Wildlife Area

 
Watson Lake SWA

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/learn/Maps/WatsonLakeSWA.pdf

County
Larimer;#

Location
GMU: 19
From Fort Collins, go 7 miles NW ​on Hwy. 287 to Rist Canyon Rd. (CR 52E), then go 1 mile W​​

Elevation
min. 5,116 ft - max 5,602 ft

Acreage
44 acres.

Hunting

Fishing
Coldwater stream;#Warm water;#

Recreation
Nature trail;#Picnicking;#

Facilities
Restrooms;#

Restrictions
a. Open for public access 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset; no time restrictions for fishing.
b. Boating, camping, hunting, ice fishing, ice skating, discharging firearms prohibited.
c. Parking prohibited on S dam.
d. Closed on NW side as posted.
e. Use/possession of live minnows prohibited.

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
Area CPW Office: Fort Collins, (970) 472-4300.