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Carter Reservoir (Carter Lake), CO

Bureau of Reclamation

Overview

Developments include 5 campgrounds with 151 campsites and 3 boat-launch ramps. A concession-operated public marina located at the north end of the lake (970.667.1062). A concession for members only (Sail Club) is operated on the northwest shore of the lake.The reservoir has approximately 1,144 water surface acres, 910 land acres and 8 miles of shoreline. Access is good. Primary recreation activities include fishing, camping, power boating, and sailing. A handicap accessible trail has been constructed at the south shore.Water levels are low in late summer because of seasonal drawdown. Larimer County Parks operates a small visitor center at the lake that provides recreation irmation and issues recreation permits. A hiking trail exists along the west side of the lake. Primary sport fish include rainbow trout, kokanee, brown trout, splake, walleye, yellow perch, bluegill, salmon, and largemouth bass. A public swim beach and snack bar/restaurant are available. Carter Lake Dam and Reservoir are features of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Current Reservoir levels.

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • PICNICKING
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
  • VISITOR CENTER
  • WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

Larimer County Parks Department
1800 S. County Rd. 31
Loveland,CO,80537
Phone: 970-679-4570
Email: www.parksoffice@co.larimer.co.us

Directions:

Access by county road north from Berthoud, Colorado. Very near Loveland.

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