Park elevation: 5760'
Report last updated: 1/29/2016
Ice fishing not permitted
The shoreline around the reservoir is muddy so please use care when taking a vehicle down.
All walleye longer than 21 inches in length, must be returned to the water immediately.
Daily bag limit for walleye is three (3) fish, 21 inches or less in length.
Crappie, Walleye, Bass and Trout are found in the reservoir
For more current conditions and stocking reports, check with the Division of Wildlife.
Ice fishing is not permitted
Be advised: Water levels at Carter Lake are low. The reservoir is around 62% full.
Before traveling to one of our reservoirs, always check here first for the most current information.
We are required to inspect every vessel entering Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir for aquatic nuisance species. That requires specific hours of operation for boating. No boat launching is permitted outside of these hours; however, boats already on the reservoirs may continue operation.
ALL BOAT RAMPS ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Carter Lake Marina Store is closed for their season.
The campgrounds open for the winter season: Upper Eagle, South Shore, Flatiron and Pinewood sites 1-5.
Attention campers: If you do not have a reservation for a campsite, you will need to visit the Larimer County administrative office at 1800 South County Road 31 to purchase your campsite during the following hours:
Monday- Friday 08:00am - 04:30pm
Saturday- Sunday 10:00am- 04:00pm
Weekends are still filling up so reserve early!
Camping fees will no longer be accepted at your campsite. A reservation for camping is highly recommended. You may now reserve a campsite one day in advance. To reserve a campsite, call (800) 397-7795 or visit www.larimercamping.com.
Camping reservations may now be made from 1-180 days in advance.
Mule deer and elk are plentiful this time of year. Keep in mind we want to keep the wildlife wild. Do NOT leave food out or otherwise feed the wildlife. Several bears have been spotted at the north end of Carter Lake.
Drive carefully as wildlife often gathers near the roads.
A complete list of upcoming events can be found at http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/news.cfm.