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No Boating Access at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir on Christmas Day

Larimer County Natural Resources press release Colby Zander, ANS Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources, (970) 498-5601,
For Christmas Day only, December 25, 2011, all boat ramps will be closed at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir. There will be no ANS inspectors on duty that day.

Planned Boating Access Hours through March, 2012 (No boating access Christmas Day):

Horsetooth Reservoir:
South Bay ramp: 8 a.m. 1 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays: weather, ice, and staff dependent

Carter Lake:
North ramp: 8 a.m. 1 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays: weather , ice, and staff dependent

Always check the website for most current hours and information because of ice and weather closures!

The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, in order to comply with State of Colorado Aquatic Nuisance Species Regulations, is required to inspect every vessel entering Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir. No boat launching is permitted outside of these hours however, boats already on the reservoirs may continue operation. ANS inspections will be done at open boat ramps.

For information about requirements at parks managed by Colorado State Parks (Boyd Lake, etc.), please go to:
For information about aquatic nuisance species from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, please go to

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