Cherry Creek

State Park - Colorado

Cherry Creek State Park is a state park in Arapahoe County, Colorado. The park consists of a natural prairie environment with an 880-acre (3.6 km2) reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft. The Cherry Creek Marina and Yacht Club offers mooring and catered events on the north-western shore. A large imported-sand swim beach is situated on the north-eastern side along with ample parking. The park has 12 miles (19 km) of paved roads and 35 miles (56 km) of multi-use trails open to runners, cyclists, and horseback riders. There are facilities for camping, radio-controlled aircraft, picnicking, as well as opportunities for bird watching, cross country skiing, and fishing. The park also contains an outdoor shooting range.

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Cherry Creek SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/cherrycreek https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_Creek_State_Park Cherry Creek State Park is a state park in Arapahoe County, Colorado. The park consists of a natural prairie environment with an 880-acre (3.6 km2) reservoir at its center which is shared by powerboats, sailboats, and paddle craft. The Cherry Creek Marina and Yacht Club offers mooring and catered events on the north-western shore. A large imported-sand swim beach is situated on the north-eastern side along with ample parking. The park has 12 miles (19 km) of paved roads and 35 miles (56 km) of multi-use trails open to runners, cyclists, and horseback riders. There are facilities for camping, radio-controlled aircraft, picnicking, as well as opportunities for bird watching, cross country skiing, and fishing. The park also contains an outdoor shooting range.
Iliff Ave. r Pa ke rR I-2 25 d. DENVER Carrying Capacity 0 I-7 To Lehigh Ave. rou 11 Tower Loop East Entrance Dixon Grove Help Protect Our Natural Resources E. Lehigh Ave. Swim Beach Parker Road e Ch ee Cr COTREX interactive map ad 5 Ro am kD rry Smoky Hill 8 -2 m Da We need your help to do your part by sharing the park and respecting other users. Complete park and boating regulations are available at park entrances. Visit cpw. state.co.us for more information about Cherry Creek and all 42 Colorado state parks. 1. Motor vehicles must remain on designated roads or in parking areas. 2. D  ogs must be kept on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length, except in the Dog Off Leash Area, and under control at all times. 3. Pets and glass are not allowed on the swim beach. 4. Camp only in the Campground at designated sites. 5. F  ires are allowed only in grills and in the fire rings provided at campsites. 6. Speed limits are strictly enforced. 7. Y  ou must pick up after yourself and your pets and place waste in a proper container. Littering is unhealthy, unsightly and illegal. 8. Only 3.2% (or less) alcohol is allowed. ok Sm I To Campground 6 Cherry Creek State Park is located 1 1/2 miles south of I-225 on Parker Road in Aurora. E. Hampden Ave. er Arapahoe Rd. 5 d. Dayton Ave. Rd. rk Pa Hill rR rke Pa I-25 Ca mp g Quincy Ave. Sm oky Union Ave. WEST GATE Belleview Ave. nd EAST GATE yH East Shades ek ill y Cre Cherr 18 East Boat Ramp West Boat Ramp Hobie Hill E. Quincy Ave. Pelican Point West Shades ke Par Dayton S. Dayton St. e elin Pip Butterfly Hill E. Belleview Ave. 4 Cottonwood Creek 5 Campground 0.89 Mile 6 Dog Off-Leash Area ad ilro Vis Ra ta le Mi nd 12 er Po av Be 1.08 Miles 20 k Butterfly Hill 12-Mile North 2 Cherry Creek Crossing ree Belleview Pond Spur 0.34 Mile 4 19 dC Beaver Pond Nature 0.42 Mile 3 ector oo 2 USE Conn reek nw 2.81 Miles Shop Creek rry C tto DISTANCE 12 Mile South Co TRAIL NAME 13 Che TRAIL GUIDE 1 oad Pope 3 17 p oad rR iew R Wetlands Preserve rke 15 Loo 14 W. La ke V nd e Pop tla We 6 9 Shop Creek Northand Wetl 10 21 Pa Prairie Loop E. Union Ave. S. oad reek oad wR rR Lake Loop rry C West Entrance E. Lake Vie Mountain Loop Che d 0.38 Mile 13 Pipeline 0.71 Mile 14 Pope 1.04 Miles 15 Prairie Loop Nature 0.25 Mile 16 Railroad Bed 2.11 Miles 17 Shop Creek 0.47 Mile 18 Smoky Hill 1.65 Miles 19 South Connector 0.44 Mile 20 Vista 0.65 Mile 21 Wetland Loop 1.22 Miles 22 Windmill Creek Loop 0.37 Mile ek Piney Creek Cr e 2.49 Miles 12 12 ey 0.25 Mile Parker Road South Entrance Pin North Wetland 11 Creek d ard Roa rch E. O 12 Mile 10 Cottonwood Creek 0.42 Mile S. Peoria St. Dayton Cherry Cherry Creek State Park ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Expect other users, changing conditions and wildlife. Be prepared and responsible for your own safety. Contact Us For comments or additional information including temporary employment and volunteer opportunities please contact us at: oad 9 16 eR 1.35 Mile 1 aho Dam oop p Ara To 8 12 Mile kL k ee Cr 1.88 Miles ree ry er 7.79 Miles Cottonwood Creek 22 ill C Ch Cherry Creek 12-Mile South dm C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Outdoor Risks Be 6 7 Win 7 Due to Cherry Creek State Park’s convenient location, it experiences high use on summer weekends and holidays. A carrying capacity (the maximum number of boats and vehicles allowed in the park) is enforced to protect park users, prevent resource damage and provide an enjoyable experience for visitors. Arrive at the park early on weekends or visit on weekdays and evenings to avoid waiting to use the park. 1 mile Cherry Creek State Park LEGEND Boat Ramp Parking Campground Park Office Entrance Station Picnic Area Group Picnic Area Restroom Horse Stable Shooting Center Marina Swim Beach Model Airfield Boundary Front Range Trail Roads Paved trails Gravel trails Dirt trails Wetlands; no dogs, bikes, horses EMERGENCY: Call 911 Park Information: Cherry Creek State Park Office (303) 690-1166 4201 South Parker Road • Aurora, CO 80014 Phone: (303) 690-1166 • Fax: (303) 699-3864 E-mail: cherry.creek.park@state.co.us cpw.state.co.us Visit our Facebook page Non-emergency: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (303) 795-4711 Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_HPCH_33K_3/18 cpw.state.co.us Cherry Creek State Park Over 2 million visitors each year can’t be wrong! Cherry Creek State Park is an oasis in the Denver metro area for boaters, fishermen, campers, bicyclists, equestrians, swimmers, hikers, and picnickers alike. The recreational opportunities are unlimited at this 4,200-acre park. There’s excitement on the 850-acre reservoir with water-skiers and boaters. Yet solitude can be found fishing in a cove or walking the natu
Passes and Camping Permits The following summary of rules will help ensure your safety and maintain the natural environment of the Park. This is a partial list and is not intended to take the place of the official Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulations brochure. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Camping fees do not include the cost of a park pass. Every vehicle entering the park, including RVs and towed vehicles, must have a parks pass for each day. Please visit our website or ask for detailed information. Cherry Creek State Park Campground For fee information please visit our website: cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CherryCreek Rules and Regulations • Check-in time is ONE p.m. and check-out time is NOON daily. All camping permits must be renewed or sites vacated by NOON. •  Observe quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Generators and music must be turned off during these hours. • Open flame fires are permitted only in designated fire pits. All fires must be attended at all times. Gas and propane grills are allowed. • Purchase firewood at the Campground Registration Office to prevent the spread of harmful insects. Wood gathering is prohibited. Group Camping & Amphitheater Fees Call the Campground Registration Office for prices, reservations and detailed information about our group campsites and amphitheater rentals. Our website and group campsites brochure also have additional information. A $10 non-refundable reservation fee will be added to each reservation. Chief Ouray (up to 72 people) Arapahoe or Cherokee (up to 36 people) Amphitheater (up to 100 people) • Nothing may be hung on, from, or attached in any way to trees, shrubs, or any park buildings or signs. • All pets must be on a maximum 6' leash at all times. • Pet owners must promptly clean up after their pets and deposit waste in proper containers. • Littering, including cigarette butts, is unlawful and harmful to wildlife and the environment. • All vehicles must remain entirely on designated parking areas. • No motorized scooters or kids’ cars are allowed in the Campground or on any park roadway or trail. • The washing of motor vehicles is not allowed. For Campground Reservations: 1-800-244-5613 or cpw.state.co.us Cherry Creek State Park 4201 S. Parker Rd. Aurora, CO 80014 Campground Office: 303-693-3957 Email: ccreek.campground@state.co.us HPCC1201_5/18 Be aware of natural hazards, wildlife and changing conditions. Be prepared and responsible for your own safety. cpw.state.co.us Individual Camping Reservations: 1-800-244-5613 Campground Registration Office and Group Campsite Reservations: 303-693-3957 Cherry Creek State Park 96 95 97 (74-98) 94 92 93 121 98 119 123 141 140 136 138 134 (99-129) 132 122 139 142 137 143 144 135 133 131 145 147 146 149 148 151 129 102 150 127 128 104 126 110 108 106 114 125 112 100 115 101 103 105 57 56 58 60 5 6 4 2 8 22 13 14 (1-16) 47 43 46 44 39 40 42 (36-60) 35 33 28 24 84 34 30 15 82 32 23 16 10 86 38 19 21 12 11 85 83 45 41 37 20 7 9 18 3 48 52 54 59 109 107 80 49 81 53 55 111 (130-152) 79 51 113 152 77 50 117 88 87 78 75 118 116 124 89 76 Staff Only Area 120 90 91 31 29 25 26 27 (17-35) The following campsites are handicap accessible: 16 55 135 The following campsites are handicap designated: (Reserved for Handicap use only) 53 138 CAMPSITES ARE OPEN YEAR-ROUND!
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E Cherry Creek State Park FACT SHEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 Who we are Metro Denver’s playground, Cherry Creek State Park offers great recreation opportunities anchored around an 850 surface-acre lake. Cherry Creek is comprised of a natural prairie environment with gentle, rolling hills, and it features complete outdoor recreation facilities that accessible throughout the year, including camping and group picnic sites. Park visitors can view birds, deer, fox, prairie dogs and badger in their natural habitat. Visitors can also enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, hiking and more, all in the midst of a busy urban area. Visitors to Cherry Creek State Park spend about $19.8 million annually at local businesses.1 Top attractions • A diverse collection of recreation opportunities in close proximity to the Denver Metro Area. The lake provides opportunities for water recreation of all types, and an extensive trail system accommodates different types of trail enthusiasts • Great summer camping opportunities for beginners and RV enthusiasts. Group camping and picnic areas for getting together with family and friends • A 100-acre dog off-leash area • Arapahoe County • Denver RC Eagles • Cities of Greenwood Village, Denver, Aurora and Centennial • • Cherry Creek School District • Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers • Mile High Youth Corps • Colorado Department of Transportation • Denver Field Ornithologists • Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners • Colorado Parks Foundation • Friends of Colorado State Parks • Great Outdoors Colorado NORA LOGUE/CPW Our partners Challenges we face • Ongoing deferred maintenance of critical infrastructure including roads, trails and buildings continues to be an issue. Colorado Parks and Wildlife needs an ongoing funding strategy for park maintenance and renovations after the partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cost Share program ends. • Maintaining the highest level of natural resource stewardship will always be a challenge at an urban park. There is a continuing need for new, innovative ideas and partnerships to maintain and enhance the natural resources of Cherry Creek. • Meeting the demands of and handling new issues with an increasing population within the Denver Metro Area while providing sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities for our visitors is a challenge. With budget appropriations remaining stagnant and the cost of operating the park increasing, management will have future challenges providing historical services and amenities. Volunteer activities • Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) boat inspection technician • Park ambassador • Special projects • Alternative service worker • Reptile/amphibian monitoring • Resident volunteer • Eagle Scout projects • Raptor monitoring • Lake Appreciation Day • Outdoor Adventure Expo • Naturalist • Weed warriors 1Source: Corona Research, Colorado State Parks Marketing Assessment, “Visitor Spending Analysis 2008-2009” (adjusted for inflation). COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 cpw.state.co.us 4201 South Parker Road, Aurora, CO, 80014 (303) 690-1166 • Email: dnr_cherry.creek.park@state.co.us Park Manager: Jason Trujillo As of June 30, 2017 Manager’s message Cherry Creek State Park is an oasis in the Denver Metro Area where residents can easily connect with nature and recreate year-round. Because Cherry Creek offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, it is often visitors’ first step into the outdoors. We strive 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, while mindfully managing the most visited State Park in Colorado. Geography Region: Northeast County: Arapahoe Year Acquired: 1959 Elevation: 5,550 ft Miles From Denver: 13 Facilities 2 Boat Ramps Boat Rental Dump Station 5 Group Picnic Areas Jet Ski Rental Laundry Marinas (year-round) Mooring/Docking 106 Picnic Sites Showers (coin-operated) Stables (year-round) Acreage Total Acres: 4,420 Governmental US Cong Dist: 4th CO Senate: 26th and 27th CO House: 3rd and 40th Trails Biking: 26 miles Hiking: 35 miles Horseback: 25.6 miles Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing: 35 miles Total: 35 miles Employees Permanent: 17 Temporary: 56 Volunteers: 550 Volunteer Hours: 31,715 Annual Visitation 2,194,038 Fort Collins Sterling Estes Loveland Park Recreation Boating Fishing Ice Fishing Ice Skating Jet Skiing Ranger/Nature Programs Sailboarding Shooting/Archery Range Horseback Riding Marina/Event Center Swimming Water Skiing Winter Camping (limited) R/C Airfield 2 Wildlife Viewing Areas Camping Campsites (basic): 30 Campsites (full-hookup): 103 Group Facilities (seasonal): 3 Walden Craig Hayden
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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