Boyd Lake

State Park - Colorado

Boyd Lake State Park, is a Colorado State Park. It holds events there for the public including fishing derbies and clinics, education programs, and volunteer projects. The activities include boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, and hunting.

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Guide to Colorado State Parks. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.Colorado State Parks - Guide 2018

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Guide to Colorado State Recreation Lands. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.Colorado State Parks - State Recreation Lands 2020

Guide to Colorado State Recreation Lands. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Colorado Fishing Guide. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.Colorado State Parks - Fishing 2021

Colorado Fishing Guide. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Boyd Lake SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/BoydLake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd_Lake_State_Park Boyd Lake State Park, is a Colorado State Park. It holds events there for the public including fishing derbies and clinics, education programs, and volunteer projects. The activities include boating, fishing, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, and hunting.
Boyd Lake Marina C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E ph: (970) 663-2662 fax (970) 663-2797 OPEN SUMMERS Slips and Moorings (seasonal, monthly) Boat Rentals (daily, half day or hourly) Ski Boats • Pontoon Boats Fishing Boats • Paddle Bikes Wave Runners Boyd Lake State Park Activities Boating and Skiing ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Boyd Lake has two paved launch ramps. The main sixlane ramp is located by the Marina. A two-lane ramp is located further north at Heron Cove, where only non-motorized & personal watercraft can be launched. All trailered vessels must be inspected at the Aquatic Nuisance Species station located at the Marina prior to launch. The entire lake is open to boating and sailing. Only the south end of the lake is open to water-skiing. The ski pattern is counter-clockwise. Complete Colorado Boating Statutes and Regulations are available at the park. Full Service Gas Dock Ice and Firewood Fishing Supplies Live Bait Groceries Cold Beer Camping Supplies Boating and Ski Accessories Clothing Safety Equipment Swimming The Boyd Lake Swim Beach offers a sandy beach for playing or sun-tanning, a playground and a buoyed swim area for cool relief during hot summer days. Glass, pets, charcoal grills, boats and fishing are prohibited at the swim beach. MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED Swimming from vessels is permitted from sunrise to sunset in the three designated no-wake areas as shown on the map (North No-wake Area and East No-wake areas 1 and 2). USE CAUTION – HAZARDS MAY EXIST! Boyd Lake State Park Swimming/Wading over waist deep is prohibited in all other areas. 3720 North County Road 11-C Loveland, Colorado 80538 • (970) 669-1739 E-mail: boyd.lake@state.co.us Fishing cpw.state.co.us Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_HPBO_6K_3/18 B oyd Lake State Park is a water-sports haven for northern Colorado. The park attracts visitors who enjoy boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, bicycling, walking, hunting and wildlife viewing. The park features camping and picnicking. The lake lies along the Front Range with impressive views of Long’s Peak. Boyd Lake covers nearly 1,700 surface-acres when full. The reservoir provides drinking water for the city of Greeley and irrigation water for Colorado farms. cpw.state.co.us Boyd Lake is a popular spot with shoreline and boat anglers for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, catfish, crappie, perch, rainbow trout and walleye. Ice fishing is a favorite winter pastime. Underwater ridges and inlet areas can produce great fishing. A Colorado fishing license is required, and Colorado fishing regulations apply. Walking and Bicycling Walking and biking can be enjoyed along the paved and grassy trails that meander along beaches, under cool cottonwood trees and the water’s edge.Trails join with the city of Loveland’s regional trail system at the south and north ends of the park. Some trails are plowed in the winter for year-round use. Wildlife Viewing Boyd Lake affords great opportunities to observe a variety of wildlife, especially during spring and fall bird migrations. Waterfowl Hunting Waterfowl hunting is allowed at Boyd Lake in the designated “Red Zones”. Open dates for red zones may be more restricted than regular waterfowl seasons. Contact park office or see website for additional information. Camping Boyd Lake offers 148 paved, pull-through camp sites. The sites are located on a grassy knoll dotted with trees near the lake. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. All sites have 20, 30 and 50 amp electric pedestals. Three restrooms with pay showers, playground equipment and horseshoe pits are located in the campground. Campers must have both a camping permit and a park pass for their vehicle. Please camp only in designated sites and display the campground permit in the marker at each campsite. A holding tank dump station is provided for registered campers. It is illegal to dump wastewater, including dishwater, anywhere except the dump station. For camping reservations, call 1-800-244-5613 or visit www.cpw.state.co.us. Picnicking Boyd Lake State Park features sixty seven first class picnic sites scattered throughout the park. These sites are available on a “first-come first-served” basis. The group picnic area (GPA) may be rented for groups of up to 200, and is available by reservation. The GPA pavilion sits atop a small ridge overlooking the lake and includes a private parking lot, tables, fire grills, electrical outlets, a fireplace and a prep sink. A volleyball court, horseshoe pits and playground are located next to the covered facility. Much of the surrounding area is lawn and a trail leads to the lake shore where boats can be beached during your picnic. You can get more information and the rental agreement at our web site or by calling (970) 669-1739. 5 Trail Roads Buoy Line Visitor Center Water-Skiing No-Wake Area N. County Road 11C te te iva Pr o
BOYD LAKE STATE PARK
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E Boyd Lake State Park FACT SHEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 Who we are Boyd Lake State Park is a modern water sports recreation area. The lake’s 1,700 surface acres offer all types of water recreation, including boating, sailing, water skiing, fishing and swimming. Park amenities include: camping facilities, picnic areas, swim beach with paddle board rentals, boat ramps, showers, a bicycle/walking trail, a marina store with boat rentals and vessel mooring, a group picnic facility and more. Top attractions • • • Boyd Lake provides camping, fishing, bike trail access and water recreational opportunities for the northern Front Range. Boyd Lake serves as a base for visitors making trips to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Budweiser Event Center and local regional events. The Loveland Trail runs through the park, providing opportunities to run, walk and bike through the park and access the surrounding communities. Our partners • • • • Greeley & Loveland Irrigation Co. City of Loveland Seven Lakes Irrigation Co. Larimer County Parks and Open Lands • • • • Larimer County Sheriff’s Department Front Range Community College Boyd Lake homeowners associations U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Challenges we face • • • Preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) by inspecting boats, developing partnerships with shoreline neighbors and train-ing and educating park visitors, user groups and constituents on the impacts of ANS and how to prevent their spread. Changing operational needs with increased visitation, urban pressures and changing visitor expectations. Aging infrastructure. The majority of park infrastructure was built in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, which we are replacing as funding allows, following the guidelines of the 2015 redevelopment plan. Volunteer activities Camp host program volunteers provide over 6000 hours of annual volunteer service to the campground, which regularly earns visitor praises of the “cleanest and best maintained campground we have visited.” • Court-ordered volunteers help prepare and maintain the park. Under careful supervision, these individuals benefit the park and improve visitors’ experiences. VIC SCHENDEL/CPW • COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 cpw.state.co.us 3720 N County Road 11-C, Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 669-1739 • Email: boyd.lake@state.co.us Park Manager: Eric Grey As of June 30, 2017 Manager’s Message Come visit Boyd Lake State Park and enjoy the fun and exciting outdoor opportunities our northeastern Colorado lifestyle has to offer. Geography Region: Northeast County: Larimer Elevation: 5,000 ft Miles From Denver: 50 Trails Biking: 6.4 miles Hiking: 6.4 miles Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing: 6 miles Total: 6.4 miles Annual Visitation 490,289 Facilities 2 Boat Ramps Boat Rental Dump Station Group Picnic Area Jet Ski Rental Laundry (seasonal) Marinas (seasonal) Mooring/Docking 90 Picnic Sites Showers (coin-operated) Visitor Center Boat Rental Acreage Total Acres: 2,004 Governmental US Cong Dist: 2nd CO Senate: 15th CO House: 51st Employees Permanent: 7 Temporary: 26 Volunteers: 136 Volunteer Hours: 8,310 Recreation Boating Fishing Geocaching Hunting Ice Fishing Ice Skating Jet Skiing Ranger/Nature Programs Sailboarding Water Skiing Wildlife/Bird Viewing Winter Camping Roads Paved: 7 miles Camping Campsites (electrical, seasonal): 84 Campsites (electrical, year-round): 64 Walden Fort Collins Craig Hayden Steamboat Springs Greeley Boyd Lake Oak Creek Meeker Sterling Estes Loveland Park Fort Brush Morgan Kremmling Wray Brighton Denver Golden Avon Vail Rifle Frisco Glenwood Springs Breckenridge Collbran Fruita Aspen Leadville Castle Rock Limon Burlington Fairplay Grand Junction Paonia Hotchkiss Buena Vista Crawford Colorado Springs Kit Carson Cripple Creek Olathe Gunnison Montrose Salida Canon City Pueblo Ridgway Ouray Lamar La Junta Dove Creek Walsenburg Monte Vista Dolores Cortez Mancos Durango Alamosa La Veta Springfield Pagosa Springs Trinidad COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 cpw.state.co.us VIC SCHENDEL/CPW Delta VERDON TOMAJKO/CPW Boyd Lake State Park
Recreation Trail Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines Bicycling in the Sweetheart City T he City of Loveland recognizes that bicycling contributes to quality of life, playing an important role in improving air quality and developing a more balanced transportation system. Bicycling for transportation and recreation is encouraged by making it an increasingly safe, accessible, convenient, enjoyable mode of transportation. On-street and trail facilities are provided and continually improved to expand a bicycle friendly system. Recreation Trail System General Information Cycling Safety Tips Take Responsibility for Your Own Safety! b b b b Scan for hazards. Colorado State Law Regarding Bicyclists Rights and Duties: b • Bicyclists have all the rights and duties that apply to drivers of any other vehicle, except those, which by their nature, cannot apply. • Don’t carry more people on your bicycle than it is designed or equipped to handle. • Don’t attach yourself or your bicycle to a motor vehicle while riding. • Always ride in the right-hand lane, following the direction of traffic. When being overtaken by another vehicle, you must ride as far to the right as practicable. • Ride with at least one hand on the handlebars at all times. • Signal your intent to turn or stop. • When turning left, a cyclist may either turn as a car using the left-most lane, or turn as a pedestrian, crossing to the far side of the intersection, then crossing in the new direction when the light is green or the pedestrian signal indicates “walk”. • At night, use a light and reflectors. • Give an audible signal when passing pedestrians, and yield to pedestrians when cycling in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk or path. • When riding or walking a bicycle in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk, a cyclist has all the rights and duties associated with a pedestrian. • Ride on the shoulder where a suitable paved shoulder exists. Exceptions: 1) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or other vehicle proceeding in the same direction. 2) Turning left at an intersection or driveway. 3) When reasonably necessary to avoid hazardous conditions, such as vehicles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, etc. • It is preferred that you ride single file, However you may ride two (2) abreast under the following circumstances: 1) When riding two abreast will NOT impede the normal & reasonable movement of traffic. 2) When riding on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles. • Cyclists riding two (2) abreast must ride within a single lane. • Riding abreast on a shoulder is permitted when all cyclists are on the shoulder. • In Loveland, bicycling or skateboarding is NOT allowed on sidewalks in zoned districts “Be” or “B” (downtown business area) or when posted as prohibited. Dress appropriately. Wear reflective clothing. Be prepared for changing weather. b Carry items in packs attached to the bicycle, not in your hands. b b b Carry Identification & Emergency Contact Info. Laws and Rules of the Road Cross railroad tracks perpendicularly. Don’t weave in between parked cars. Don’t ride in a right turn lane unless you are turning right. Always secure your bicycle with a good lock. Obey traffic laws. Make eye contact with others. Be alert for the unexpected. Be courteous. The Bike/Bus Connection Bike racks are available on all Loveland COLT and Fort Collins Transfort buses. The racks attach to the front of the bus and hold two bicycles, which are available on a first-come/first-served basis. Bikes are NOT permitted inside the bus. City of Loveland Transit (COLT) Bus Service Info Line................................... (970) 962-2429 COLT Office..................................................... (970) 962-2700 Transfort/Fox Trot.............. (Fort Collins) (970) 221-6620 Pedestrian and Motorist Safety Tips Pedestrians: • Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic • Cross the street at crosswalks • Be visible Acquisition of the Loveland trail corridor began in 1989. Funding and maintenance is paid for by Loveland’s share of Colorado Lottery proceeds. Approximately 20 miles of paved urban trail are planned with the goal of developing trails that will encompass the perimeter of the City. Quarter-mile markers are located along the trail to measure the distance from the start at Wilson Avenue and proceeding east. The trail is designed to accommodate many types of recreational uses. Currently, it is used by bicyclists, walkers, runners, skaters and roller-bladers. Benefits go far beyond obvious recreational opportunities. The trail system enhances the quality of life in Loveland by contributing to better health, a stronger economy, protection of natural resources & education. Development of the trail system is viewed as a positive capital investment for the future of Loveland. To view the PDF of the City of Loveland Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan dated May 1, 2012 go online here: www.CityofLoveland.org/BikePed Motorists: • • • •
COLORADO PA R K S & WILDLIFE Your Guide to Colorado’s 41 State Parks 2018 Edition cpw.state.co.us CAMPING RESERVATIONS • 1-800-244-5613 • cpw.state.co.us i Welcome to Your State Parks! Wherever you go in Colorado, there’s Cheyenne Mountain a state park waiting to welcome State Park you. Mountains or prairies, rivers or forests, out in the country or next to the city… Colorado’s 41 state parks are as diverse as the state itself, and they offer something for everyone. Take a hair-raising whitewater river trip, or kick back in a lawn chair and watch the sunset. Enjoy a family picnic, cast a line in the water, take a hike, ride a horse, try snowshoeing or discover geocaching. From Eastern Plains parks at 3,800 feet to high-mountain parks at 9,500, the network of state parks offers a wealth of activities for busy people of all ages, or the chance to do nothing at all. You can play on land or on water. On a high peak or on the prairie. In the country or the city. In spring, summer, winter or fall. Golden Gate Canyon State Park State parks are great places for families. There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy together such as boating, hiking or picnicking, as well as organized nature walks, talks and events. Junior Ranger programs, activity backpacks, kid-friendly hikes and fishing ponds for kids are among the many offerings for youth. From toddler to teen and adult to senior, every family member can enjoy their activity of choice, then come together to share a meal and stories around the campfire. Whether you’re an active outdoor recreationist or prefer to spend time watching clouds go by, you’ll enjoy the special moments waiting for you in the state parks. Rifle Gap State Park Cover photos: Large photo: State Forest State Park; lower left: Pearl Lake State Park; lower center: Elkhead State Park; lower right: Lory State Park Plan Your Visit Colorado’s state parks are open every day of the year, weather permitting. Day-use areas are generally open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and some parks may have closed gates after hours. Campgrounds are open 24 hours a day. Contact individual parks for hours of operation. Check our website for seasonal or maintenance closures: cpw.state.co.us Entrance Passes All Colorado state parks charge an entrance fee. Cost of a daily pass may vary by park ($7–$9). A pass covers all occupants of a vehicle and is valid until noon the day after purchase. Some parks may charge a per-person fee for cyclists and walk-ins. Fees are used to help pay operating costs. Cherry Creek State Park charges an additional fee for the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority. Annual Pass Who doesn’t love a deal? And the state parks annual pass is a great one. For just one low price, the annual pass lets you enjoy all 41 state parks for unlimited visits for 12 months from date of purchase. That’s all the parks. That’s unlimited times. The annual pass pays for itself in as few as 10 visits. If you’re a Colorado resident who’s 64 years or older, there’s even a further discounted Aspen Leaf annual pass. There are also passes for disabled and income-eligible residents. For details and to purchase a pass, visit a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) office, state park or buy online: cpw.state.co.us Extend Your Stay Make more of your state park visit by staying overnight. Bring your tent or RV, spend a cozy night in a cabin, camp in a tipi or discover a comfortable, year-round alternative State Forest State Park to traditional camping with a yurt. All together, the state parks have more than 4,000 campsites and 58 cabins and yurts. Almost 300 campsites are ADA accessible. Many parks offer campsites or cabins for large groups. Heated cabins and yurts make a park getaway suitable any season of the year. Camping Reservations Summer weekends fill up quickly so advance reservations for overnight stays are recommended. Reservations can be made six months to three days ahead of arrival. Reserve online: cpw.state.co.us Toll Free: 1-800-244-5613 A nonrefundable reservation fee applies to bookings, and visitors must purchase a daily or annual entrance pass in addition to paying camping and reservation fees. Unreserved sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 1 What Can I Do There? Colorado’s state parks are places to have fun, get away, recreate and re-create. Here are some park activities to help you do that: Fishing Top-notch fishing awaits anglers in 37 state parks across Colorado. Think Gold Medal Waters and trophy fish. A valid fishing license is required for all anglers 16 years and older. Licenses and our annual Colorado Fishing regulations brochure are available online, at most parks and at CPW authorized sales agents. Water Sports Many state parks are built around a lake or Crawford waterway, which means boating and other water State Park sports are among the headliners. Larger parks offer boat rentals and full-service marinas. Any boat with a motor or sail operated in Col
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E 2020 Colorado State Recreation Lands INSIDE: STATE FISH UNITS, STATE WILDLIFE AREAS, STATE TRUST LANDS, STATE PARKS cpw.state.co.us ONLINE FEATURES Check out more Colorado Parks & Wildlife on our VIMEO & YOUTUBE CHANNELS LINKS TO MAPS MAKE CAMPING & HUNTING RESERVATIONS ONLINE! STATE WILDLIFE AREAS STATE FISHING WATERS STATE TRUST LANDS STATE PARKS Cherry Creek State Park © Nora Logue VIDEOS CHECK OUT THE 360 VIDEOS OF COLORADO’S STATE PARKS! 101 PLACES TO TAKE A KID FISHING #TAKEAKIDFISHING G.E.M. TRAIL NOW OPEN IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS! CONTENTS CONTENTS Printed for free distribution by: WHAT’S NEW: 2020................................................1 cpw.state.co.us COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 ■ 303-297-1192 RESERVATIONS......................................................1 OUR MISSION: The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. ■ Abbreviation key................................................................................1 STATE FISH UNITS (SFUs)........................................2 ■ What is an SFU?..................................................................................2 ■ SFU properties & regulations..............................................................2 COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE DIRECTOR Dan Prenzlow COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEMBERS, as of July 2020 STATE WILDLIFE AREAS (SWAs)......................... 3–29 Marvin McDaniel, Chair Carrie Besnette Hauser, Vice-Chair Marie Haskett, Secretary Taishya Adams Betsy Blecha Charles Garcia Dallas May ■ What is an SWA?.................................................................................3 ■ SWA access rules................................................................................3 ■ SWA properties & regulations..................................................... 4–29 STATE TRUST LANDS (STLs) PUBLIC ACCESS PROGRAM.............................. 30–51 ■ What are trust lands? What is the STL public access program?.............30 ■ State trust lands FAQs/access rules...................................................30 ■ State trust lands public access properties & regulations............ 31–51 REGULATION BROCHURE EDITOR Chelsea Harlan PRINTED STATE PARKS................................................. 52–59 The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CPW) receives federal financial assistance from multiple bureaus within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (as amended), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability or age. In addition, CPW adheres to all antidiscrimination laws of the state of Colorado. For more information on how to request an accommodation or to file a grievance, please visit cpw.state.co.us/accessibility. MAPS............................................................ 60–65 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Northeast ..........60 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Southeast ..........61 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Northwest .........62 ■ State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Southwest ........63 ■ NEW State fish units, wildlife areas, trust lands & parks — Central close-up.............................64 ■ Game management units (GMUs)....................................................65 NOTICE: Laws and regulations in this brochure are paraphrased for easier understanding and are intended only as a guide. Complete Colorado wildlife statutes and regulations are available at CPW offices listed below and online: cpw.state.co.us/regulations CPW REGIONAL AND AREA OFFICE LOCATIONS ADMINISTRATION 1313 Sherman St., #618 Denver, 80203 303-297-1192 (M–F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. MT) LANDS INDEX BY COUNTY............................... 66–73 ■ State fish units, state wildlife areas, state trust lands, state parks GET THE BROCHURE ONLINE: cpw.state.co.us/rec-lands Send us your outdoor photos and stories for a chance to be featured on a brochure cover or CPW's online blog! HUNTER.TESTIMONIALS@STATE.CO.US COVER: ▶ Gone fishing at Sylvan Lake State Park. © Dustin Doskocil for CPW OTHER PHOTOS, LEFT TO RIGHT: ▶ Mountain biking at Trinidad Lake State Park. © Thomas Kimmell for CPW C O L O R A D O P A R K S & INSIDE: STATE FISH UNITS, STAT
WHAT'S NEW C O L O R A D O P A R K S & LICENSES W I L D L I F E 2021 Colorado Fishing SEASON: MARCH 1, 2021–MARCH 31, 2022 cpw.state.co.us 2021 FISHING BROCHURE CORRECTION UPDATED: APRIL 19, 2021 Please see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/regulations for complete regulation information. NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE BROCHURE HAS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CORRECTIONS. PAGE(S) CORRECTION AS PRINTED IN BROCHURE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS PAGE 1 The qualifying age for applying for a senior lifetime low-income fishing license was incorrectly listed as 65 and older at the time of publication. The correct information is: Senior lifetime low-income fishing licenses are available for Colorado residents age 64 and older. Go online for full eligibility requirements: cpw.state. co.us The online version of the brochure has been updated with this correction. page 1 2021 FISHING BROCHURE CORRECTION UPDATED: MARCH 12, 2021 Please see the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at cpw.state.co.us/regulations for complete regulation information. NOTE: THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE BROCHURE HAS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ANY CORRECTIONS. PAGE(S) CORRECTION AS PRINTED IN BROCHURE BACK PAGE BACK COVER The contest start date for Take a Friend Fishing was incorrect at the time of publication. The correct information is: The contest starts APRIL 1, 2021! Go online for contest rules and how to enter: cpw.state.co.us/ takeafriend The online version of the brochure has been updated with this correction. back cover ONLINE FEATURES Check out more Colorado Parks & Wildlife on our VIMEO & YOUTUBE CHANNELS VIDEOS FISHING FOR HIP HOP: COLORADO STYLE FISHING FUNDS CONSERVATION 101 PLACES TO TAKE A KID FISHING © CPW GET THE CPW FISHING APPS: The CPW Fishing app can help you discover over 1,300 fishing locations, check local conditions, read up on regulations and more! The CPW Match a Hatch app can help you match your fly to the same insects where you’re fishing! CO OUTDOORS “QUICK TIP”: SPINCAST REELS CONTENTS CONTENTS Printed for free distribution by: WHAT’S NEW: 2021................................................ 1 cpw.state.co.us LICENSE INFORMATION...................................... 1–2 COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE (CPW) 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 ■ 303-297-1192 ■ License & Habitat Stamp fees........................................................................1 ■ What you need to buy a fishing license; license requirements......................1 ■ Residency requirements; Habitat Stamps; anglers with disabilities..............2 OUR MISSION: The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. GENERAL INFORMATION.................................... 3–7 Dan Prenzlow ■ Fishery programs: Gold Medal Waters; Wild Trout; stream surveys.................3 ■ State records program: Records by Weight; Records by Length......................4 ■ State Records by Weight award table.............................................................4 ■ Master Angler program; award lengths.........................................................5 ■ Help improve your fisheries............................................................................5 ■ Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).....................................................................6 ■ Fishing terms glossary...................................................................................7 ■ Online fishing information resources.............................................................7 FISHING LAWS................................................. 8–10 ■ Legal fishing methods....................................................................................8 ■ Special conditions & restrictions...............................................................8−9 ■ Statewide bag & possession limits...............................................................10 ■ MAP: Wiper/white bass & walleye/saugeye bag limits................................10 SPECIAL REGULATIONS: FISHING WATERS........11–39 ■ MAP: Upper Arkansas River.........................................................................12 ■ MAP: Blue River Basin.................................................................................13 ■ MAP: Middle Colorado & Eagle Rivers..........................................................15 ■ MAP: Upper Colorado River — Headwaters to Radium...............................16 ■ MAP: Conejos & Alamosa River Drainages...................................................18 ■ MAP: Upper Gunnison Basin — Taylor Park Res. to Blue Mesa Res..............19 ■ MAP: NEW North Fork Gunnison Basin — Hotchkiss to McClure

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