Jumbo Reservoir closed to all motorized boats for the season
Credit: CPW News Release
JULESBURG - Due to the annual seasonal closure of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspection station, motorized boating at Jumbo Reservoir closed on Sunday, Sept. 16 for the remainder of the season, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials announced.
Boating, both from gas and electric motors, will cease until it reopens next spring.
Last year, the boat ramp closed in October. Officials close the reservoir to motorized boating when the water level is too low or when the ANS inspection station closes.
“The ANS station helps prevent aquatic nuisance species from entering Jumbo Reservoir,” said Kyle Gordon, district wildlife officer for CPW in Julesburg and Holyoke. “Luckily we haven’t had any boats with mussels on trying to come in, but we definitely don’t want any of those.”
Members of the public can still enjoy shore fishing and other types of boating, like in a kayak or canoe, over the fall and winter months. Any use of non-motorized boats have to be hand-launched.
Fishing for walleye, bass, bluegill and sunfish from the shoreline or on a canoe is still a popular activity this time of year at Jumbo Reservoir.