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Pinewood Reservoir Conditions

Park elevation: 6580'
Report last updated: 11/23/2014

Current Conditions

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Park situation

Effective Tuesday September 2nd, The Pinewood campgrounds will be closed until spring for a complete renovation.  The only fishing access will be the Fisherman's Cove parking lot.  There will be no camping available until the renovation is complete.

Self-serve permit stations are not available at this reservoir; permits must be purchased at the north or south entrance of Carter Lake.

Fishing conditions

Currently Pinewood Reservoir is completely iced over.  As a reminder, Ice fishing is not allowed on any Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources Reservoirs.  Because water levels can flucuate daily, the ice is too unstable. 

Since this area is an active construction site, please limit fishing to areas below the Fisherman's Cove parking lot and the west end of Pinewood Dam.  Please do not fish along the shoreline where construction is in progress.

Fishing has been active. Pinewood was recently stocked with 10" trout. People have reported catching them on green and pink powerbait. The limit for trout is four (4) per person with no size requirement. The limit for tiger muskie is one (1) per person, and it must be 36" in length or larger.

For the most current conditions and stocking reports, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Or join our fishing forum at www.fishexplorer.com to send and receive messages from fellow anglers and share your fishing knowledge!

Camping

Pinewood is now closed to camping until the renovation is complete.

Wildlife

Mule deer and elk are plentiful this time of year. Please drive carefully as wildlife often gather near the roads.

Park events

A complete list of upcoming events can be found at http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/news.cfm.

Activities
See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.
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