Pinewood Reservoir Conditions

Park elevation: 6580'
Report last updated: 9/9/2014

Current Conditions

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Helping to keep our park clean
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

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 to send and receive messages from fellow anglers and share your fishing knowledge!


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


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

Park events

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See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.