LOVELAND, Colo. – On Wednesday, Nov. 1, hours of operation will change at the boat ramps at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake, going to a Thursday to Sunday schedule for the month of November.

Hours of operation at boat ramps from Nov. 1-30:

Horsetooth Reservoir County Park

  • South Bay ramp: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday-Sunday
  • Inlet Bay ramp: Closed for season
  • Satanka ramp: Closed for season

Carter Lake County Park

  • North ramp: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday-Sunday
  • South Shore ramp: Closed for season
  • North Pines ramp: Closed for season

Boat ramp hours for Pinewood Reservoir follow those for Carter Lake. Pinewood Reservoir works on a boat seal system. Boats need to be inspected before coming to Pinewood Reservoir. A boat can be pre-inspected at nearby Carter Lake or other boat ramps in Colorado, where the boater will receive a boat seal and seal receipt, which are required to launch at Pinewood.

Larimer County plans to keep one ramp open at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake into December; a closing date has not yet been selected. Boat ramps may close earlier due to low water levels. 

For the up-to-date schedule of boat ramp hours, visit

Published on: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:56pm
Contact Details:

Devin Neumann, Ranger Supervisor, (970) 498-5611

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