Watson Lake SWA
! STATE WILDLIFE AREA (SWA) ALERT !
From Fort Collins, go 7 miles NW on Hwy. 287 to Rist Canyon Rd. (CR 52E), then go 1 mile W
min. 5,116 ft - max 5,602 ft
Coldwater stream;#Warm water;#
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
Area CPW Office: Fort Collins, (970) 472-4300.