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Date: 7/11/2024
Trinidad will be closed to motorized boating for installation of a new boat dock. Hand-launched boats without a trolling motor will still be allowed.
Date: 7/10/2024
Visitors to seven of Colorado's state parks can use free sunscreen stations to protect themselves from the sun to raise awareness about skin cancer with UCHealth and IMPACT Melanoma.
Date: 7/10/2024
Any watercraft transported into WY from Mar. 1 through Nov. 30 must undergo a mandatory inspection by an authorized inspector before launching in any water of the state. Boaters who intend to launch in WY should plan ahead to get an inspection at an alternate location other than the Evanston Port of Entry, which will be closed Jul. 15 - Jul. 19.
Date: 7/9/2024
CPW staff responded and recovered the body of a man before conducting sonar scans of the area to ensure there were no additional victims. The man was not wearing a life jacket.
Date: 7/7/2024
The waters around the scene of the incident near Windsurf Beach are temporarily closed to allow for the ongoing investigation.
Date: 7/1/2024
This "boating under the influence" enforcement operation is timed closely to July 4 each year to educate boaters on the dangers of boating under the influence and reduce the number of waterway accidents.
Date: 6/29/2024
The Rio Grande is found in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado currently with 53 populations, while the Rio Grande sucker is found in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Mexico currently with 32 populations.
Date: 6/27/2024
ASA testified before the House Natural Resources on the importance of accurate data in marine fisheries management. Current program may be overestimating recreational fishing effort for fisheries by 30-40%
Date: 6/21/2024
Tournament angling will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Sat., June 22. Fish caught before the start of the tournament will not qualify. Tournament angling will conclude on Sun., June 30. There is no tournament entry fee, but a State Park pass is required to enter Elkhead State Park
Date: 6/18/2024
In May 2024, CPW staff stopped diverting water from the Eagle River to the SWA and began drawing down the ponds. All existing regulations on surrounding water bodies, including the Eagle River, remain in effect.
Date: 6/18/2024
CPW will hold its annual Family Cast, Blast, and Twang event on Sat., June 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Nine Mile Guest Ranch, Meeker, Colorado. Includes instruction on fly fish casting, and spin fishing.
Date: 6/14/2024
Discussion includes changes for Boyd Lake, Horseshoe Reservoir (Larimer Cty), Horsetooth Reservoir, and Union Reservoir, among others.
Date: 6/13/2024
A significant drop in the intensity of flows in the Arkansas River below the Lake Pueblo State Park dam led Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday to lift restrictions on recreational use of the river within the park.
Date: 6/12/2024
A wildfire has been reported as of June 11 burning close to Twin Lakes near Leadville, CO. it is estimated to be approximately 164 acres. The fire and smoke may affect fishing on the upper Arkansas River.
Date: 6/11/2024
CPW biologists identified and nominated 53 waters based on fish sampling records, surveys, and professional biological assessments, and contain productive, quality fisheries with public access, providing a top-tier experience for anglers
Date: 6/11/2024
Activities prohibited on the river at this time include whitewater canoes, kayaks, recreational swimming (including with a life vest) and use of any single-chambered air-inflated devices to include inner tubes, inflatable mattresses and inflatable rafts and any multiple chamber inflatables. Violators will be cited.
Date: 6/6/2024
Quickly rising temperatures and deeper-than-normal June snowpack have rapidly increased the volume of snowmelt flowing into Lake Estes.
Date: 5/24/2024
No fishing is permitted at Kestrel Pond located along the Arkansas River off of Rock Canyon Road just below the dam
Date: 5/24/2024
This harvest-incentive tournament helps aquatic biologists maintain management goals of the reservoir. Unsustainable levels of predation by lake trout can lead to rapid declines in kokanee salmon abundance and in lake trout growth and body condition.
Date: 5/23/2024
CPW encourages boaters to plan ahead and add additional time when creating their travel plans this weekend. Mandatory check stations will be implemented at Port of Entry locations on I-70, I-25, and I-76. Any motorboat and sailboat entering Colorado waters must have an ANS Stamp prior to launching.
Date: 5/21/2024
CPW has developed a new master plan for Sweitzer Lake State Park and invites the community to discuss the park plan at a public meeting scheduled for May 30.
Date: 5/20/2024
A public open house will be held Wednesday, May 29 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. A second phase of public input will be sought in August/September
Date: 5/20/2024
Witnesses said four paddleboarders, all without life jackets, were caught in high winds on Grass Valley Reservoir at the state park.
Date: 5/17/2024
CPW reminds the public that paddle boards and kayaks are considered vessels, and life jacket requirements apply. Colorado law requires that all vessels have a life jacket of an appropriate size readily accessible for every person on board.
Date: 5/17/2024
The inventory of available slips for this lottery was determined by the remaining spaces available after returning customers in good standing were given first right of refusal.
Date: 5/16/2024
Reclamation increases releases to Lake Fork Creek. Flows expected to reach 450 cubic feet per second near County Road 5a
Date: 5/15/2024
The Bureau of Reclamation advises the public that releases from Green Mountain Reservoir to the Blue River below will fluctuate significantly from May 20 through May 30.
Date: 5/13/2024
Each of the 14 fish caught at the pond were at least three feet long and the largest weighed 46 pounds.
Date: 5/12/2024
Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces trail and road closures at State Forest State Park beginning this summer and lasting through late fall.
Date: 5/10/2024
The project is scheduled to last roughly 90 days. The main recreational area of the park will be open during construction, and the boat ramp is open for the season.
Date: 5/8/2024
CPW announces a public fish salvage at Lake Avery (Big Beaver Reservoir) near Meeker, in effect until Nov. 24, 2024
Date: 5/8/2024
Paonia State Park will open for the season May 25. On Tuesdays, motorized boats will not be permitted on the reservoir.
Date: 5/2/2024
CPW is proposing to institute new harvest regulations on the Fryingpan River that would increase the harvest of Brown Trout.
Date: 5/2/2024
With releases to Lake Fork Creek running at approximately 350 cubic feet per second, County Road 5a is closed near the Lake Fork crossing
Date: 4/29/2024
Updates on construction, including an exact start date, will be provided later this summer. During construction, the SWA and the road leading to the ponds will be closed to vehicles and the ponds will be closed to all visitors, but anglers will be able to walk the road and access the river on foot.
Date: 4/25/2024
There will be no recreation or fishing restrictions to Tarryall Reservoir.
Date: 4/23/2024
Mentors, take a beginner angler out, or mentees encourage an experienced angler to teach you how to fish and enter to win some great prizes by submitting a photograph and brief story of your time on the water.
Date: 4/23/2024
The celebration will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverbend Park in Palisade on Sat., April 27
Date: 4/5/2024
One kayaker died and another was hospitalized last Saturday after they fell into the water at Chatfield Reservoir. Two kayakers who fell into the water at Ridgway Reservoir the weekend before were rescued after they spent 15 minutes in the water.
Date: 3/31/2024
Lake Pueblo installed new gates on the south boat ramp that resemble large railroad-crossing guards. They are equipped with sensors – and spike strips – to allow the boaters to leave, but not enter the water after hours. Boats leaving after hours still must follow CPW's "clean, drain, dry" ANS protocols.
Date: 3/30/2024
ANS inspection hours are as follows: Current - May 26: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Beginning May 27: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Date: 3/29/2024
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area's Salida East Recreation Site to close temporarily in April. The AHRA will close Salida East to all access April 15-24
Date: 3/25/2024
Boaters can submit their information from Friday, March 29 to Friday, April 19
Date: 3/25/2024
The April 2 closure is expected to last from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. The closure could extend to April 3 depending on weather conditions and other circumstances.
Date: 3/23/2024
Closure expected Apr 1- 5. To accommodate park guests wishing to put boats on the water, CPW plans to reopen the East Boat Ramp on April 1.
Date: 3/15/2024
Loma and Trinidad Ports Of Entry check stations are the first to open and operate during the boating season as full-time seasonal roadside inspection stations after two years of a successful pilot program
Date: 3/15/2024
While the property will not open as Collard Ranch State Wildlife Area until infrastructure needs and accessibility enhancements are completed, hunters and anglers will eventually be able to access the SWA with a hunting or fishing license or the purchase of a State Wildlife Area pass.
Date: 3/14/2024
Navajo Res, Ridgway, Mancos, Sweitzer, Crawford, and Paonia ramp opening dates listed
Date: 3/7/2024
CPW to introduce sterile walleye at Ridgway Reservoir, further boosting angling opportunities on Western Slope
Date: 3/7/2024
Friday, March 15 in Granby - learn about proposed fishing regulation changes to simplify and better reflect the current state of the fishery on Lake Granby. Meeting is in-person
Operation Game Thief
Call to report illegal fishing/hunting:
1-877-265-6648
(1-877-COLO-OGT)
or:
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