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Gross Reservoir closed to ice fishing for 2022-2023 season

Ice fishing at Gross Reservoir is closed for the 2022-2023 season due to ongoing construction of the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project. Hiking and picnicking areas will remain open at the North Shore recreation area. Gross Reservoir is owned and operated by Denver Water.

Alternative nearby ice fishing options include Barr Lake State Park, Chatfield Reservoir, and Cherry Creek Reservoir. Anglers can visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing Atlas for a full list of fishing options in the state.

Visitors to Gross Reservoir should check the closure map ( [log in for link] ) provided through Denver Water for current project-related recreation closures. General project questions can be directed to or by calling 303-628-6348. Gross Reservoir will open for on-water recreation from the Friday before Memorial Day through Sept 30.

Anglers should take precautions and safety equipment before ice fishing. At least four inches of ice is the recommended depth safe for a person to walk upon. Anglers can drill test holes to judge the thickness and character of the ice. Tips for assembling an ice fishing safety kit can be found on the CPW website.
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