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Forest Service seeks input on Beaver Park Reservoir Project
News For Rio Grande National Forest

The reservoir is located approximately 5 miles south of South Fork on land managed by the Divide Ranger District.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) holds an 1891 easement which allows for the inundation of Forest Service lands associated with Beaver Park Reservoir. There is a discrepancy between the easement boundary and the high water line at the reservoir’s decreed capacity. The CPW must obtain a permit to submerge the 17.5 acres of NFS land that are not covered in the original easement.

Comments are most useful if provided within 30-days of publication of the legal notice in the Valley Courier.

Written comments should be submitted to Beaver Park Reservoir Project, Divide Ranger District, 13308 W. Hwy 160, Del Norte, CO 81132. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to or via facsimile to 719-657-6035.

Additional information concerning the project may be viewed at the Rio Grande National Forest website at, or contact Martha Williamson, Divide District Ranger, at 719-657-6007.