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Date: 5/20/2022
CPW celebrating Colorado Public Lands Day on Saturday, May 21 along with partners from federal, local and state agencies.
Date: 5/19/2022
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has started a project to install 150 artificial tree-like structures to help improve fish habitat in the reservoir at Crawford State Park.
Date: 5/19/2022
“We've had 10 rescues, most of which were individuals that were hypothermic, plus one rescue of an unconscious individual in the water and one death since April 30," said Park Manger Darcy Mount
Date: 5/19/2022
More boats requiring decontamination due to fouling by destructive mussels entered Colorado in 2021 compared to previous years
Date: 5/16/2022
Crews located and recovered the body of the suspected 29-year-old male victim missing in the reservoir at Cherry Creek State Park since Saturday, May 7
Date: 5/13/2022
"We see a large increase in requests for help from kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders during windy conditions," said Kris Wahlers, Park Manager at Chatfield State Park.
Date: 5/13/2022
LCDNR announces the official opening of Sky View Campground, a new six-acre recreation development at Carter Lake Reservoir. Sky View can accommodate both RV and tent campers. The campground will open officially to reserved campers for the first-time beginning May 20, 2022.
Date: 5/12/2022
The recovery operation in the search for the missing 29-year-old male victim in the reservoir at Cherry Creek State Park continues. The reservoir will re-open to boating on Friday at 6 a.m.
Date: 5/9/2022
CPW has resumed regular rainbow trout stocking at the Haviland Lake State Wildlife Area. Haviland Lake, located 18 miles north of Durango, has nearly refilled after it was drained in 2019 for dam repair work. CPW has resumed a regular stocking schedule for rainbow trout at the reservoir.
Date: 5/5/2022
Inspecting watercraft at ports of entry will help ensure Colorado's lakes and reservoirs remain free of these highly destructive aquatic nuisance species.
Date: 5/1/2022
“A lack of seasonal staff is impacting our ability to open all six ramps on May 1,” said Dan Rieves, Horsetooth Reservoir District Manager.
Date: 4/29/2022
The ice has melted and boating will open Sunday, May 1. Due to water levels Island boat ramp is the only one currently in the water and open to launching.
Date: 4/28/2022
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct an angler survey at Miramonte Reservoir at the Dan Noble State Wildlife Area from May 1 through the end of October.
Date: 4/28/2022
If you are bitten by a rattlesnake, move carefully away to a safe location. Remain calm and allow the bite to bleed freely for 30 seconds. Cleanse and disinfect the bite area with iodine, or soap and water. Call ahead to the nearest hospital so they can plan accordingly for your visit.
Date: 4/28/2022
Learn a new skill to broaden your outdoor activities. Target archery and fly-fishing classes are led by experts and can give you a good start on enjoying a new hobby.
Date: 4/26/2022
Antero Reservoir in Park County will open to boating on Sunday, May 1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Denver Water announced Tuesday.
Date: 4/22/2022
Eleven Mile will open its north boat ramp on Saturday, April 30. Its Witcher’s Cover boat ramp will open at a future date. Spinney Mountain State Park, which is only open seasonally, will open its gates on Saturday, May 7. The north boat ramp will open one half-hour before sunrise that day.
Date: 4/16/2022
Chatfield State Park is switching its boat ramp in operation to its larger ramps on the northern side of the reservoir, effective immediately.
Date: 4/13/2022
Both Crawford State Park and Sweitzer Lake State Park will open boating seasons at 8 a.m. Saturday. Boat ramps will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until mid-May before transitioning to summer hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Date: 4/13/2022
Meetings are April 20 and April 27. Learn more about aquatic resource management in Northwestern Colorado and visit with CPW staff
Date: 4/7/2022
Trout Unlimited launches campaign to build broader engagement and support for our existing Gold Medal waters, and for boosting other waters to achieve Gold Medal status
Date: 4/7/2022
Despite multiple postponements and an ongoing global pandemic AFFTA pulls off a successful trade show at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Date: 4/6/2022
CPW continues to celebrate its 125th anniversary and has partnered with 18 Colorado-owned beverage companies to produce products that highlight and celebrate Colorado and the outdoors. Companies include breweries, wineries, distilleries, kombucharies, cideries and coffee shops.
Date: 4/5/2022
CPW’s aquatic biologists and volunteers spent 18 days from March 14 - 30 collecting more than 132 million eggs during the 2022 walleye spawn that will be used to create great fishing opportunities for Coloradans.
Date: 4/4/2022
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has acquired 880 acres adjacent to West Rifle Creek State Wildlife Area
Date: 4/4/2022
During the committee sessions, some of the issues discussed included legislative priorities such as the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), federal excise tax issues, import duty relief and conservation initiatives around the country.
Date: 4/1/2022
Barr Lake State Park is opening to boating on Friday, April 1, beginning at 7 a.m.
Date: 3/31/2022
Lake Pueblo State Park has renewed its partnership with a group dedicated to improving access to the outdoors for people who have limited mobility.
Date: 3/29/2022
The boating season at Larimer County’s reservoir parks has arrived with selected ramps opening Friday, April 1 at 7 a.m. April hours of operation* include Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay ramp: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 7 days a week and Carter Lake North Pines ramp, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 7 days a week
Date: 3/25/2022
Jumbo Reservoir will open to boating on Friday, April 1. Starting next week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be making parking and campsite improvements at the Jumbo (Julesburg) Reservoir State Wildlife Area (SWA) to enhance the visitor experience and alleviate safety concerns.
Date: 3/25/2022
The ANS inspection hours for both reservoirs are as follows: April 1 - 30: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 1 - 26: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. May 27 – Close of boating season: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Date: 3/25/2022
Chatfield State Park and Cherry Creek State Park are scheduled to open to boating on Friday, April 1, barring any unforeseen items that would cause a delay. Delays would include safety issues on the reservoirs that would need to be taken care of.
Date: 3/25/2022
Jackson Lake State Park, a popular fishing and water-sport destination in Morgan County, will open its reservoir to boating on Friday, April 1.
Date: 3/24/2022
Coloradans and nonresident visitors can purchase fishing licenses online, by phone at 1-800-244-5613, at your local CPW office or at any of our hundreds of authorized sales agents statewide.
Date: 3/23/2022
Operating hours for the boat ramps at Lake Pueblo State Park will adjust on April 1 to the summer schedule of 5 a.m. to midnight.
Date: 3/23/2022
Boyd open for boating on Friday, March 25 at 8 a.m. ANS inspection station hours will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the remainder of March, then 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in April and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. from May 1 through Labor Day.
Date: 3/22/2022
In 2021 CPW hosted well over 100 fishing clinics statewide and helped introduce nearly 3,000 people to the sport of angling
Date: 3/22/2022
The park’s Elks Boat Ramp will be the first to open with its Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspection station hours running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays. Then starting on April 1, those inspection station hours will be open seven days a week.
Date: 3/17/2022
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has put together an online survey regarding trails in and around Ridgway State Park. The public has until April 8 to provide feedback.
Date: 3/16/2022
At the meeting, anglers will have an opportunity to learn about the proposed introduction of sterile Tiger Muskie to Shadow Mountain Reservoir.
Date: 3/16/2022
If the pilot program gets approved, reservations could begin as early as August 2022. For 2023, reservations would be required May 15 through Sept. 15. Entry reservations would be required for vehicle access only on weekends and holidays during this period.
Date: 3/11/2022
A full closure to recreation is likely for 2 to 3 weeks in the April-May timeframe
Date: 3/10/2022
Colorado Trout Unlimited Silent Auction Underway, Livestream Thursday night
Date: 3/3/2022
A hybrid in-person/virtual CPW Commission meeting will take place next Wed & Thur, Mar 9 & 10. Topics include Creede SWA, Fish Creek SWA, John Martin SWA, Queens SWA, and more. Links to listen/watch included.
Date: 3/1/2022
Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches smartphone application that makes purchasing hunting and fishing licenses and state park passes easier.
Date: 1/19/2022
Good, solid clear ice is the safest. Four inches of ice is generally considered safe for people ice fishing and ice skating. However, off-highway vehicles, or OHVs, need at least six inches of ice thickness. Anyone going out onto the ice should drill test holes to measure thickness as they venture out
Date: 1/7/2022
Eleven Mile, Spinney Mountain and Tarryall Reservoirs in South Park are among some of the most popular trout waters in the state. CPW strives to manage these reservoirs as trophy trout fisheries. Anglers can play a part in maintaining the quality fisheries by harvesting all northern pike caught.
Date: 1/3/2022
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2022 by telling the agency’s long history of wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation in a series of stories, videos, podcasts and community events over the coming 12 months.
Date: 1/3/2022
The ice rink outside of the marina store at Eleven Mile State Park is now open for the winter season. Good ice skating conditions exist, as the 11 Mile Marina is operating an ice skating rink that is nearby the marina on the north shore.
Date: 12/21/2021
This is the latest the reservoir at the park has capped over - meaning the ice is all the way on, no open water - in the last five years.
Operation Game Thief
Call to report illegal fishing/hunting:
1-877-265-6648
(1-877-COLO-OGT)
or:
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