Post By: Speezer Posted: 6/3/2019 12:56:24 PMPoints: 690
Hoping to hit up Chambers this weekend for a little camping. Anyone know if the lake is clear of ice yet? I saw that the Laramie river road is open, and im hoping to camp off of that, but another question i have is there still snow everywhere up there? Or has it melted away from the roads and in the dispersed camp areas?
Haven't been up that way personally yet this year, but my neighbor just got back from camping up the Poudre, and took a drive up Long Draw Rd. Said the snow drifts that were plowed were still over 6' tall. I don't think the Chambers valley gets hit quite as hard with snow.
Lake should be ice free, report from 5/17 stated ice starting to come off. Report from today that the campground road is still closed.
Thanks ajax! Appreciate that info. The wife is dead set on chambers so we will give it a try. We aren't afraid of some snow and cold so I think we'll be alright, just wanted to make sure it wasn't crazy still. Haven't been up to the mountains in awhile so wasn't sure what the snow pack/ice was like up there.
Drove down Poudre Canyon last night. Although Joe Wright is still iced, the edges near the dam have opened up a few feet. Looks like it will be fishable very, very soon. Maybe this weekend.
As I drove down further, I saw a guy with a rod and a stringer of trout coming out from Barnes Meadows, meaning it must be open. Since Barnes and Chambers are at the same elevation (with Joe Wright several hundred feet higher), I think you might have a shot at Chambers this weekend. Don't hold me to it since I didn't drive down to check.
At any rate, you might run across one of these. 11 in a field in Poudre Canyon. One on the left will be nice come fall.