Park elevation: 6580'
Report last updated: 12/5/2013
The boat ramp at Carter Lake will be CLOSED on Wednesday 12/25 in observance of Christmas Day. The boat ramp will reopen 12/26 from 8am-4pm.
Daily entrance permits are available for purchase at the automated pay stations on South CR 31 and West CR 8E, near the entrance station gates. The automated pay stations accept credit and debit cards only. Cash or checks will no longer be accepted at the self-service automated pay stations.
Self-serve permit stations are not available at this reservoir; permits must be purchases at the north entrance of Carter Lake.
Fishing has been active. 4,000 rainbow trout (10" and larger) were stocked on 5/21/2013. 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!
With cooling overnight temperatures, ice is forming on the reservoir. As a reminder, ice fishing is NOT ALLOWED on any Larimer County Parks reservoirs.
Water levels can fluctuate daily. Depending on water elevation, the reservoir may not be accessible for trailered boats.
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:
Camping fees are no longer be accepted at your campsite. A reservation for camping is highly recommended. 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.
Windy Pines Campground is closed for the season.
Potable water is available at Flatiron Campground site F29
Mule deer and elk are plentiful this time of year. Please drive carefully as wildlife often gather near the roads.
A complete list of upcoming events can be found at http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/news.cfm.