This is the latest the reservoir at the park has capped over - meaning the ice is all the way on, no open water - in the last five years.
Veterans, active-duty military and the National Guard offered free admission to all Colorado state parks on Nov. 11, 2021.
The fish salvage was enacted back on Oct. 6 to maximize use of the fishery resource prior to the reservoir being drained for planned work on the reservoir dam.
Beginning Monday, CPW will lift the mandatory fishing closure on the 0.6-mile section of the Yampa River downstream of Stagecoach Reservoir dam.
New bill would expand authorities for federal agencies to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species
Weather permitting, Trail Ridge Road will remain open to Rainbow Curve on the east side of the park and to Milner Pass on the west side of the park. Eventually, those closures will move down in elevation.
The “Clean Drain Dry” initiative educates anglers and boaters on how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species
Governor Jared Polis recently announced that Sweetwater Lake near Flat Tops Wilderness will become Colorado's 43rd state park. Podcast covers topics such as recreational opportunities and a new boat dock
CPW collects over 1.1 million eggs during its brown trout spawning operation, reached over three days this fall at Antero Reservoir and North Delaney Butte Lake.
CPW announcing upcoming boat ramp closures at reservoirs in Park County such as Spinney, Eleven Mile, Tarryall and Antero Reservoirs.
More areas along the Yampa River are opening back up to fishing today after voluntary closures were implemented earlier this summer.. Some voluntary fishing closures lifted on Yampa and Elk rivers several river sections in the Yampa River drainage remain closed
The fish salvage at Johnstown Reservoir has been enacted Wednesday, Oct. 6 so the Town of Johnstown can completely drain the reservoir to allow for emergency repairs to be made on the dam.
Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap state parks to announce the closure of boat ramps a month early.
The USDA Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Trout Unlimited, and a host of volunteers stocked 6,000 greenback cutthroat trout fry into Upper West Fork Clear Creek near Jones Pass on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
The Northern Colorado chapter of "Fishing's Future" is offering a FREE fishing clinic at River’s Edge Natural Area for families and participants of all ages.
Jackson Lake State Park is closing its boat ramp and shoreline marina for the season at the end of the day on Sunday due to low water levels and a lack of staffing.
“Wakeless Wednesdays” will be implemented at Highline Lake State Park, meaning that no boat or watercraft is allowed to operate at speeds that create a wake.
Anchor worms are not new to both West Lake and neighboring Dowdy Lake. They can become problematic to the fish populations every several years according to CPW. People can eat the fish after removing the worms and cooking the fish.
The small fire luckily stayed in the underbrush and did not expand vertically into the ponderosa pine trees at the site. The hiker who reported the fire was able to dampen it with the water they had on hand.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 1 and adjourn at 4 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8:15 a.m. on Thu., Sept. 2 and adjourn at 11:30 a.m.
Wildlife biologists explain how drone use can be done with wildlife in mind while also being mindful of your surroundings.
CPW begins non-native fish removal activity in the area, the second phase of a project to reintroduce Greenback Cutthroat Trout to George and Cornelius Creeks, located on the Roosevelt National Forest in Larimer County
Staff from the Rifle Falls State Fish Hatchery and pilots for Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocked cutthroat trout by airplane in Colorado’s high mountain lakes on Monday and Tuesday
Multiple organizations to celebrate conservation efforts with the release of the Colorado native, endangered northern redbelly dace, into Webster Pond at Pella Crossing
The project along Yampa River will cause access issues near Sarvis Creek State Wildlife Area between August 23 and September 23
Project along approximately 0.7 miles of the Yampa River through Pleasant Valley begins Aug. 23 lasting about a month
Program designed to help underserved youth and their families experience Colorado's open spaces, state parks, public lands, and other outdoor areas
Barr Lake State Park is holding a Ladies Fly Fishing 101 clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Eleven Mile State Park will be closing the southeast boat ramp for the season, effective at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of service. Passes become available on Aug. 1, 2021.
The caucus is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5 between 6-8 p.m, hosted as a ZOOM webinar to allow for robust public participation.
CPW has created a contest for mentors who take the time to pass on their knowledge, with prizes for the mentor as well as the mentee.
CPW is asking anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing after noon on sections of the Yampa River west of Hayden, and to avoid fishing after noon on the section of the Elk River that runs through Christina SWA
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thu., July 15 and adjourn at 3 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Fri., July 16 and adjourn at 10:30 a.m.
The Yampa River experienced water temperatures greater than 75 degrees for two consecutive days, July 6 & 7. City of Steamboat Springs to enact commercial and voluntary recreational closures for the Yampa River starting July 8, 2021
Due to low flows and warm water temperatures, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing after noon on the 4-mile section of Tomichi Creek that runs through CPW’s Tomichi Creek State Wildlife Area
CPW is asking anglers to voluntarily avoid fishing on the Colorado River between Kremmling and Rifle.
Three-day enforcement operation is timed closely to the July 4th holiday each year to educate boaters on the dangers of boating under the influence and reduce the number of accidents on our waterways.
The reservoir at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Stagecoach State Park will remain open to all watercraft as fire managers with the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Blue use aircraft to draw water from the reservoir to put out the Muddy Slide Fire south of the park on Sat., June 26.
Closure begins May 25 and effects 0.6-mile stretch of the Yampa River between the dam at Stagecoach State Park downstream to the lowermost park boundary.
Public land agencies along Colorado’s Front Range remind visitors to “know before you go,” plan ahead and remember several essential responsible recreation guidelines over Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer.
Free warm water fishing clinic on Saturday, May 15, at Buckingham Lake in Loveland. This clinic will focus on teaching family groups
Investigative efforts by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to assess damages to aquatic life on the North St. Vrain Creek following last week’s tanker spill of gasoline into the river are ongoing.
Established in 2015, the awareness initiative aimed to educate anglers everywhere about the importance of proper soft plastic lure disposal and recycling.
The goal of the tournament is to maintain adequate kokanee fry survival by limiting predation from lake trout and, in turn, to maintain quality kokanee fishing opportunities.
Wildlife and environmental protection agencies say they are investigating the scope of damage following a semi tanker crash Tuesday that caused 500 to 1,000 gallons of fuel to leak.
Commission to meet May 5 - 6 in a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting with limited in-person attendance in Grand Junction. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wed., May 5 & will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Thu., May 6
Efforts to drain Mack Mesa began earlier this month. It will be emptied until all fish in it can be caught. The pike will be eliminated while the other species will be transferred to nearby Highline Lake.
Due to very low water levels, boat ramps and break water buoys can not be set and thus only hand-launched vessels will be allowed on the reservoir until further notice.
About 600 golden trout have been stocked into two high-elevation, backcountry lakes, in the park with the hopes that they’ll grow to catchable size in a few years.
This March, CPW collected approximately 130 million eggs
The myColorado app gives Colorado residents the ability to create an electronic version of their Colorado driver’s license on their smartphone as proof of identity within the state. Now, resident anglers can use it to show they have a valid fishing license as well.
The west side of Satanka Bay is closed to motorized boats (limited to paddlecrafts only), while the east side and the remainder of Horsetooth Reservoir remains open to motorized boats.
Pair to hire 33 weeks of conservation service corps to repair trails impacted by wildfire damage and increased visitation in areas that are open to motorized recreation.
All ice activities including ice fishing will be prohibited starting on March 29, no boating will be allowed on North Michigan Reservoir in 2021 due to dam repairs.
The fishway was designed to allow passage around a diversion structure in the river for multiple species of fish.
Commission voted to add the Colorado SWA Pass as an option to access these areas for those who are unable or unwilling to purchase a hunting or fishing license.
All final regulations approved at the March 17 - 18 virtual meeting will go into effect on May 1, 2021 unless otherwise noted.
Governor Polis signed bill SB21-112 that appropriates $20 million of the state general fund for capital improvements for increased access at certain state parks
Colorado lakes, reservoirs are free of invasive mussels but more boats found with mussel infestations in 2020
It is very likely that the storm will create significant impacts to travel and a high likelihood that some CPW offices and state parks may need to be closed at times until the storm passes.
Invasive zebra mussels have been found in "Betta Buddy Marimo Balls,” a product sold at aquarium and pet supply stores in Colorado.
CPW has removed Green Mountain Reservoir from the positive waters list for quagga mussels
The 2nd Annual Blue Mesa Reservoir Lake Trout Tournament at Blue Mesa Reservoir with $10,000 in prize money kicks off on Feb. 1. The tournament is sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife
The caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26 between 6-8 p.m. It will be hosted as a ZOOM webinar with registration required for those who wish to participate and ask questions.
Part 1: Important lessons learned from last summer’s catastrophic wildfires and their impact on big game, fish and forests
Part 2: Important lessons learned from last summer’s catastrophic wildfires and their impact on big game, fish and forests