Carter Reservoir (Carter Lake)

Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado.

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.

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

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