Larimer County acquired approximately 153 parcels of land in the Big Thompson Canyon after the flood of 1976. The parcels range in size from less than a tenth of an acre to eight acres. The County has been considering the disposition of approximately 60 of these parcels. All potential transfers will be reviewed by the Parks Advisory Board. For information concerning future agendas and minutes of the Board, please refer to Parks Advisory Board. For information about the parcels being considered for transfer, please refer to the area links below.
Information from the Public Meeting at Big Thompson Community Building on January 20, 2009:
As of January 1, 2012, Larimer County has sold or traded 22 Big Thompson Flood parcels as follows:
Area 4 - Cotner Subdivision - 5 parcels sold and area is now completed.
Area 14 - Waltonia - 1 parcel sold. Others may be considered for disposition.
Area 12C - Drake Hayden Subdivision - 15 parcels sold or traded for public fishing access easements and the area is now completed.
Area 23 - 1 parcel sold and the area is now completed.
The Parks Advisory Board has listened to public comment, reviewed and approved parcel disposition plans for areas: 3 (Big Thompson Elementary School), 5 (Narrows), 7 (Indian Village), 12b (Drake next to Hwy. 34 bridge), 17 (south of Glen Comfort), 20 (on the Glen Haven Road). Surveying is underway in areas 5 and 7. Sales and/or trades will resume in 2012.
As of March 15, 2008, the Parks Advisory Board officially designated 7 areas as public use areas with fishing access, as follows.
Glade (Area 1) parcel numbers 95073-00-912, 95073-00-922, 95073-00-916, 95073-00-917, 95073-00-914
Narrows (Area 5) parcel numbers 05081-05-921, 05081-05-911, 05081-05-909, 05081-05-908, 05081-05-905, 05081-05-904, 05081-00-937
Indian Village (Area 7-river frontage only) parcel number 15010-00-901
Forks (Area 12A) parcel numbers 15031-00-935, 15031-00-936, 15031-00-931, 15031-00-933, 15031-00-919, 15031-00-916, 15031-00-917, 15031-00-921, 15031-00-920, 15031-00-926, 15031-00-918
Waltonia (Area 14) parcel numbers 15092-07-901 and 15092-07-946
Sleepy Hollow (Area 16) parcel numbers 25124-00-915 and 25130-00-910
North Fork (Area 20) County Road 43, parcel number 16311-05-907
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