Pearl Lake

State Park - Colorado

Pearl Lake State Park, at the base of Hahn's Peak, is in Routt County, Colorado near the town of Hahn's Peak, Colorado and is north of Steamboat Springs. Pearl Lake is named for M. Pearl Hartt, the wife of pioneer sheep rancher, John Kelly Hartt. Recreational opportunities in include camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. There are 36 campsites amongst the forest of fir, spruce and pine. In addition to tent camping, trailers and small motor homes are permitted. The park also has two yurts available for rent. The 167-acre (0.68 km2) lake permits boating, including gasoline and electric motors (though boaters are restricted to wakeless speeds). Fishing (license required) is restricted to flies and artificial lures (no bait permitted). During the winter, due to snowfall (over 300 inches (7,600 mm) annually), the roads and facilities are closed. However, the park is open for foot and snowmobile access. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing are popular winter activities.

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Snowmobile Trails in Routt National Forest (NF) in Northwest Colorado. Published by the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club - Trails Map

Snowmobile Trails in Routt National Forest (NF) in Northwest Colorado. Published by the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

North Routt Winter Recreation Trails Map at Routt National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Routt - North Routt Winter Recreation

North Routt Winter Recreation Trails Map at Routt National Forest (NF) in Colorado. Published by the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District in Routt National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Routt MVUM - Hahns Peak/Bears Ears 2019

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District in Routt National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Parks Ranger District in Routt National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Routt MVUM - Parks 2018

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Parks Ranger District in Routt National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

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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.

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.

Pearl Lake SP https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/PearlLake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Lake_State_Park Pearl Lake State Park, at the base of Hahn's Peak, is in Routt County, Colorado near the town of Hahn's Peak, Colorado and is north of Steamboat Springs. Pearl Lake is named for M. Pearl Hartt, the wife of pioneer sheep rancher, John Kelly Hartt. Recreational opportunities in include camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. There are 36 campsites amongst the forest of fir, spruce and pine. In addition to tent camping, trailers and small motor homes are permitted. The park also has two yurts available for rent. The 167-acre (0.68 km2) lake permits boating, including gasoline and electric motors (though boaters are restricted to wakeless speeds). Fishing (license required) is restricted to flies and artificial lures (no bait permitted). During the winter, due to snowfall (over 300 inches (7,600 mm) annually), the roads and facilities are closed. However, the park is open for foot and snowmobile access. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing are popular winter activities.
C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Friendly Reminders Friendly Reminders Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake State Parks are maintained for your use and enjoyment. In the interest of safety and preservation of the park, we ask that: Steamboat Lake & Pearl Lake State Parks ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS 1. Pets be kept on a leash and under control at all times. 2. Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for the comfort of all campers. 4. Do not remove or deface any trees, shrubs or other vegetation. 5. Please drink responsibly, only 3.2% alcohol is permitted. ©CPW/VIC SCHENDEL 3. Place trash in receptacles provided. First Aid Steamboat Lake & Pearl Lake State Parks cpw.state.co.us CPW_RMSB_3/17 Pearl Lake State Park, located at the base of Farwell Mountain, offers peace and quiet in a lush forest setting. Visitors camp along the lake and up a gentle hill. Visitors experience pristine views from the Watchable Wildlife Viewing deck. A stroll along the Pearl Lake trail provides a true escape from the day-today routine. For those looking for a peaceful winter get-away, the Pearl Lake yurts offer a back-country experience while being only ½ mile off the beaten path. Passes & Permits Fishing Picnicking PO Box 750 • Clark, CO 80428 Phone: (970) 879-3922 • Fax: (970) 879-8258 E-mail: steamboat.lake@state.co.us cpw.state.co.us Camping Information Sunrise Vista, Dutch Hill and Pearl Lake campgrounds have a combined total of 224 campsites. Reservations are strongly recommended. Steamboat Lake offers both non-electric and electric campsites. Pearl Lake offers only non-electric campsites. Vault toilets and water hydrants are dispersed throughout the campgrounds. Camping is allowed only in designated sites with one camping unit per site. Campers must have a camping permit and a vehicle pass. Campfires are only allowed in provided fire rings. Please extinguish fires completely before leaving your site. Check in/check out time is noon. The camper services building is in the Dutch Hill Campground and offers coin operated showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities. The dump station is also located in the Dutch Hill Campground. In addition to camping, Steamboat Lake has ten camper cabins and Pearl Lake has two yurts available for reservation. For campground and/or yurt reservations, call (303) 470-1144 in the Denver metro area or 1-800-678-CAMP (2267) outside the metro area, or online at www.cpw.state.co.us. For camper cabin reservations, call the Marina at (970) 879-7019 or www.steamboatlakemarina.com. All vehicles entering Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake State Parks are required to display a current Colorado State Parks pass on their vehicle windshield. Both daily and annual passes are available and may be purchased at the Visitor Center and self-service dispensers. The Aspen Leaf annual pass is available to Colorado seniors 64 and older at a discounted rate. In case of an emergency dial 911. First aid treatment can be provided by all park rangers and at the Visitor Center. Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. L ocated in northwestern Colorado at the base of historic Hahn’s Peak, Steamboat Lake State Park offers year around recreational opportunities. Spring ice-off on the 1,055-acre lake creates memorable experiences for anglers. Summer enthusiasts enjoy pristine campsites and hiking trails surrounded by massive meadows of blooming wildflowers. Water sports are supported by a full-service marina. Fall comes alive at the end of September when the aspen turn brilliant shades of red and gold. With over 300 inches of snowfall, the park offers recreationists the opportunity to immerse themselves in snowmobiling, snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing on the groomed trails. Steamboat Springs is a short 26-mile drive from the park for visitors looking for that unique mountain town experience. Both Steamboat and Pearl lakes offer excellent fishing opportunities. The coves of Steamboat Lake are well known for their sizable rainbow trout. Special regulations exist at Pearl Lake which include flies and lures only and a limit of two trout 18" or greater. Wildlife Several picnic sites are located throughout both parks, each complete with a grill and picnic table. Sandhill cranes, waterfowl, elk, deer, bear, coyote, fox, beaver, chipmunks and other small mammals make their home in the area. Boating & Water Recreation Winter Recreation Boaters at both lakes are subject to current Colorado Boating Statutes and Regulations. Steamboat Lake is the setting for water sports of all kinds including sailing and water-skiing. Pearl Lake is restricted to wakeless boating operation only. Ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are among the most popular winter activities. The Steamboat Lake Touring Center offers 15K of groomed trails. Twelve electrical campsites in the Marina parking lot are available for winter camping. Steamboat Lake & Pearl La
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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