James M. Robb - Colorado River

State Park - Colorado

The James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park is along the Colorado River in Mesa County near Grand Junction, Colorado. The park has five distinct sections providing access to the river. The Island Acres and Fruita segments have campsites and swim beaches. The other three segments, Corn Lake, Connected Lakes and the Colorado River Wildlife Area are for day use only. Corn Lake, Connected Lakes and Fruita have boat ramps. The downriver float trip between Corn Lake and Connected Lakes is about 10 miles (16 km), as is the trip between Connected Lakes and Fruita. Both trips include some class II rapids.

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Map of the North Fruita Desert Mountain Bike Trail System near Grand Junction, Colorado. Published by the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA).North Fruita Desert - Mountain Bike Trails

Map of the North Fruita Desert Mountain Bike Trail System near Grand Junction, Colorado. Published by the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA).

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Map of the Palisade Rim Mountain Bike Trails near Grand Junction, Colorado. Published by the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA).

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Visitor Map of Gunnison River Bluffs Extensive Recreation Management Area (ERMA) in the BLM Grand Junction Field Office area in Colorado. Published by the Bureau of Landmanagement (BLM).Gunnison River Bluffs - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Gunnison River Bluffs Extensive Recreation Management Area (ERMA) in the BLM Grand Junction Field Office area in Colorado. Published by the Bureau of Landmanagement (BLM).

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Trails Map of Palisade Rim and Palisade Plunge in the BLM Grand Junction Field Office area in Colorado. Published by the Bureau of Landmanagement (BLM).

Visitor Map of Horse Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area (ERMA) in the BLM Grand Junction Field Office area in Colorado. Published by the Bureau of Landmanagement (BLM).Horse Mountain - Visitor Map

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Map of the Summer Designated Bike Route System in White River National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).,White River - Summer Bike Routes

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

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

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

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Colorado Fishing Guide. Published by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

James M. Robb - Colorado River SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/jamesmrobbcoloradoriver https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Robb_%E2%80%93_Colorado_River_State_Park The James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park is along the Colorado River in Mesa County near Grand Junction, Colorado. The park has five distinct sections providing access to the river. The Island Acres and Fruita segments have campsites and swim beaches. The other three segments, Corn Lake, Connected Lakes and the Colorado River Wildlife Area are for day use only. Corn Lake, Connected Lakes and Fruita have boat ramps. The downriver float trip between Corn Lake and Connected Lakes is about 10 miles (16 km), as is the trip between Connected Lakes and Fruita. Both trips include some class II rapids.
Passes And Permits A Colorado State Parks Pass is required on all motor vehicles entering the park. All passes must be affixed to the lower right inside of the windshield. An ANNUAL PASS is valid at any Colorado State Park. The ASPEN LEAF annual pass is available to Colorado seniors at a discounted rate. Daily passes are valid until noon the following day. Passes are available at all state park offices. Daily passes and camping permits may also be purchased at self service stations located at the entrance to many park areas. Colorado disabled veterans displaying the Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass. However, a camping fee is charged. All campers are required to purchase a valid camping permit. C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E James M. Robb Colorado River State Park ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS James M. Robb Colorado River State Park PO Box 700 • Clifton, CO 81520 Corn Lake: (970) 434-3388 Island Acres: (970) 464-0548 Fruita: (970) 858-9188 E-mail: colorado.river.park@state.co.us cpw.state.co.us Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_RMCR_7500_2/18 cpw.state.co.us Picnicking Picnicking is a popular activity at every section of the park. Tables and charcoal grills are provided at all sections except Colorado River Wildlife Area. Located along the park lakes, trails and river, sites may vary from open, shaded, covered or fully accessible. The sites are available year-round on a first-come, firstserved basis. Two group picnic sites are available at the Island Acres section and one group picnic site is available at the Fruita section. Perfect locations for weddings, reunions, company picnics and other celebrations, these sites provide private accommodations for large groups such as shade, shelter, potable water, electricity, horseshoe pits and volleyball courts. There is close access to fishing and hiking trails. Reservations for group picnic areas can be made 6 months in advance by calling (970) 858-9188 (Fruita) or (970) 464-0548 (Island Acres). Camping Island Acres and Fruita are the two sections of the park that offer camping. At Island Acres, there are 80 sites available, 40 with full hookups(water, sewer and electricity), 34 sites with electricity and 6 tent sites. At Island Acres, shade is available in many sites and a canyon breeze is almost always guaranteed. At Fruita, there are 57 sites available, 22 with full hook-ups, 22 with electrical hook-ups, and 13 tent sites. Shade shelters are available at most of the campsites at Fruita, and refreshing breezes are common. A group camping area can be reserved at Fruita by calling (970) 858-9188. Both campgrounds have coin operated showers, laundry and vending machines. Firewood collection is prohibited but can be purchased from park staff. Please remember that staffing and amenities are reduced during the winter. Water is not available at individual campsites and the shower buildings and flush toilets are closed from November through March. If conditions warrant, water may be turned on earlier. Dump stations are available at both campgrounds for use by all campers with a valid camping permit. While enjoying the park's amenities, remember that the Grand Valley area is rich with many recreational and cultural opportunities. Find information at the park office or online at www. visitgrandjunction.com. In addition to your park pass, a valid camping permit is required for each night’s stay and must be displayed on the campsite marker provided at the site. Camping is permitted in designated sites only. Campsites can be reserved as early as 6 months in advance with a minimum of 3 days in advance. There is a 14 night stay maximum. Reservations can be made online at cpw.state.co.us and also by calling 1-800-244-5613. Community Facilities Gas/service stations, grocery stores, restaurants and religious facilities are available in Palisade, Grand Junction, Fruita and the surrounding communities. There are two hospitals in Grand Junction and one hospital in Fruita. First Aid First aid can be obtained from any park ranger or at the entry station and park office when they are open, or dial 911. Accessible Facilities The Corn Lake and Connected Lakes sections provide accessible picnic areas, parking areas and restrooms. The Island Acres and Fruita sections provide accessible parking areas, restrooms and campsites. Corn Lake provides two wheelchair accessible fishing piers. Connected Lakes has five wheelchair accessible fishing sites. Park Headquarters Corn Lake is the park headquarters which is located at 361 32 Rd in Clifton. With the exception of government holidays, the office is open M-F, 8 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. with extended and weekend hours during the summer and big game seasons. Park facilities are day use only and are available from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. year round. The phone number at Corn Lake is (970) 434-3388. This park also has two satellite offices. One is loca
C O L O R A D O P A R K S & James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park W I L D L I F E FACT SHEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 Who we are Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) utilizes the principles of conservation - the wise use of natural resources - to effectively manage fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education for the citizens of Colorado and its visitors. James M. Robb–Colorado River State Park consists of five sections of beautiful riverfront along 35 miles of the Colorado River as it flows through the Grand Junction area, from Island Acres in the east, through Corn Lake, the Colorado River Wildlife Area, Connected Lakes and down river to Fruita. This remarkable park offers unique scenic and recreation opportunities. Trails wind through stands of tall trees and along the banks of the famous and magnificent Colorado River. Island Acres and Fruita offer showers and tent camping as well as full-service campsites. Island Acres also offers swimming. Fishing is allowed within all park sections and waterfowl hunting is allowed at Island Acres and west of Corn Lake. Visitors to James M. Robb–Colorado River State Park spend about $36.4 million annually at local businesses.1 • CPW is actively involved in the development of the One Riverfront Trail System along the Colorado River. This effort will provide convenient and quality trail access for people wanting to enjoy the river. • The Grand Valley is a major tourist destination. Fruita, Grand Junction, and Palisade are gateway communities to many natural attractions, including the Colorado National Monument, McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, the Grand Mesa, the Colorado River and extensive federal lands. • The Island Acres and Fruita sections of the park offer visitors a chance to enjoy the Grand Valley, with camping available to those who want to relax and spend some time there. • The Grand Junction area is famous for the extensive biking and hiking trails available to the public, including the 150-mile Kokopelli Trail. • Wineries, orchards, events, festivals and sightseeing driving tours through the Dinosaur Diamond and Scenic Byway 65 attract visitors to the Grand Junction area. The Island Acres section is minutes away from the new Cameo Shooting and Education Complex. Competitors who have recreational vehicles or choose to camp will have easy access to this section. • Our partners • Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau • Mesa County • Bureau of Reclamation • Mesa Valley School District 51 Challenges we face • Colorado Mesa University • River's Edge West • One Riverfront • City of Fruita • City of Grand Junction • Town of Palisade • Mesa Land Trust • An important challenge is understanding how to efficiently use our limited resources to market a park with an attractive mild climate, convenient access to the I-70 corridor and a long visitation season. • Multiple properties were acquired to allow for the eventual expansion of the One Riverfront Trail System. Managing these properties for the maximum benefit of the agency, while waiting for the opportunity to develop the Riverfront Trail has created challenges. • Non-native, invasive plants dominate many of our properties, while poor soils, lack of irrigation and significant beaver populations complicate restoration after invasive plants are removed, presenting a challenge in our effort to improve habitat quality. • Effectively coordinating efforts with other agencies to develop the One Riverfront Trail System, while maintaining overall park operations and meeting park visitor needs remains a management challenge. • As the only managing entity along the One Riverfront Trail System that charges fees to park or utilize boat ramps, providing a sufficient level of service and amenities to users is a challenge. 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 DUSTIN DOSKOCIL/CPW Top attractions 361 32 Rd; Clifton, CO. 81520; P.O. Box 700 (970) 434-3388 • colorado.river.park@state.co.us Park Manager: Pete Firmin As of June 30, 2017 Volunteer activities • The campground host program provides valuable services to campers and assists park staff during the long camping season. • A volunteer conservation program with Bookcliff Middle School teaches outdoor science and ethics in a natural classroom. Geography Region: Northwest County: Mesa Year Acquired: 1968 Elevation: 4,600 ft Miles From Denver: 240 Annual Visitation 423,583 Facilities 3 Boat Ramps 2 Dump Stations 3 Group Picnic Areas 2 Laundry Facilities 11 Picnic Areas 2 Showers (coin-operated) 3 Visitor Centers Acreage Total Acres: 936 Governmental US Cong Dist: 3rd CO Senate: 7th CO House: 54th and 55th Trails Biking: 13 miles Hiking: 13 miles Horseback: 5 mil
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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