News Release

Reminder to Boaters: Planned Boating Access Hours at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake - November, 2013

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013


Colby Zander, ANS Program Manager, (970) 498-5601,

 Just a reminder to boaters at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir, planned boating access hours for November, 2013: 

Planned Boating Access Hours: 
Horsetooth Reservoir:
South Bay ramp:                                 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays (weather and ice dependent)
                                                            (CLOSED Thanksgiving Day)
Carter Lake:
North ramp:                                         8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sundays (weather and ice dependent)
                                                            (CLOSED Thanksgiving Day)
Always check the website for most current hours and information because of ice and weather closures!
The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, in order to comply with State of Colorado Aquatic Nuisance Species Regulations, is required to inspect every vessel entering Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir.  No boat launching is permitted outside of these hours; however, boats already on the reservoirs may continue operation.  ANS inspections will be done at open boat ramps.
For information about requirements at parks managed by Colorado State Parks (Boyd Lake, etc.), please go to:
For information about aquatic nuisance species from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, please go to
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