News Release

Status on Larimer County-managed Parks and Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Sep 14, 2013


Chris Fleming, Blue Mountain District Manager,

 The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources would like to let the public know the status on the open spaces and parks it manages:

Horsetooth Reservoir: open for day use, boating, and camping. (See boating/ANS inspection hours below.)
Carter Lake:  open for boating and day use.  Not open for camping through Sunday, 9/15.  (See boating/ANS inspection hours below.)
Pinewood Reservoir: open for day use and wakeless-speed boating. Not open for camping through Sunday, 9/15
Flatiron Reservoir: open for day use (no boating allowed). Not open for camping through Sunday, 9/15.
Open Spaces:  temporarily closed to all use (Devil’s Backbone Open Space and Blue Sky Trail, Eagle’s Nest Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Ramsay-Shockey Open Space, Red Mountain Open Space, River Bluffs Open Space, Lions Open Space)
Campgrounds in Estes Park: Hermit Park Open Space, Estes Park Campground at Mary’s Lake, and Estes Park Campground at East Portal remain inaccessible and closed indefinitely. 
Boating Hours  through September 30, 2013:          
                                                            6 a.m. - 10 p.m., 7 days a week at
                                                            Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay, Inlet Bay, and Satanka Cove ramps;
                                                            Carter Lake North and South ramps
                                                            6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Wednesdays – Sundays, and holidays
                                                            (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) at
                                                            Carter Lake North Pines ramp
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