Park elevation: 6580'
Report last updated: 4/29/2016
Self-serve permit stations are not available at this reservoir; permits must be purchased at the north or south entrance of Carter Lake.
Both Trout and Tiger Muskie are stocked in this reservoir
The limit for trout is four (4) per person with no size requirement. Powerbait of all colors have been succesful lately.
The tiger muskie limit is one (1) per person, and the fish 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!
No swimming is allowed in Pinewood Reservoir
Water levels fluctuate almost daily
All sites are now open. The water will be shut off until May. Flatiron is the closest place to get water.
Use caution around the sites on the north side of Pinewood. The steep road can be dangerous in icy and snowy conditions.
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:
Closed 4/17/16 due to inclimate weather
Monday- Thursday 8:00am- 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am- 8:00pm
Saturday- Sunday 10:00am- 6:00pm
Camping fees will no longer be accepted at your campsite. A reservation for camping is recommended and, if available, walks ins are welcome.
To reserve a campsite, please call (800) 397-7795 or visit www.larimercamping.com.
Camping reservations may now be made from 1-180 days in advance.
There is an osprey nest on a pole at the Southwest end of the reservoir. You will frequently see them fishing in the area. Mule deer and elk are plentiful this time of year. Please drive carefully as wildlife often gather near the roads.
No Hunting nor collecting of antlers allowed in Larimer County Parks
A complete list of upcoming events can be found at http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/news.cfm.