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Upper Reservoir - Palmer Lake

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Status:  Log in or Register... 03.23.23
Water Tmp:  08.23.21
Level:  03.23.23
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Conditions reports for this lake are available when logged in. Last Conditions Report for Upper Reservoir - Palmer Lake: 03.23.23
Upper Reservoir - Palmer Lake on FishExplorer has 97 historic conditions reports, 35 historic water temperature updates, 71 historic status updates, 68 historic water level updates, available to subscribers.
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Fish Species in Upper Reservoir - Palmer Lake:
Brook Trout, Colorado River Cutthroat, Cutthroat Trout, plus 2 more... (Log in for full fish species list)
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Upper Reservoir - Palmer Lake
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General Details:

It's about a mile hike up to the reservoir from the trailhead. You cannot fish at Lower reservoir which is the first one you come to. This reservoir has Brookies, Cutthroat and Tiger Trout. I've heard rumor of Golden trout being stocked here but have yet to catch one... Log in for additional details...

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Getting there:

From Lake Palmer, take CO 105 and turn east on S Valley Rd, then turn south on Old Carriage Rd and park at the Reservoir Trailhead. Follow the trail to Upper Reservoir.

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Upper - Palmer Master Angler Awards
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Upper Reservoir - Palmer Lake Stocking 2021 to 2023
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Lake Class: 4
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