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The boating season at Larimer County’s reservoir parks kicks off Thursday, April 1, 2021. Select boat ramps will open at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake. Please be aware ramps will close for poor weather conditions, if necessary. Please check larimer.org/boating for the latest conditions.  Spring hours of operation include:

Horsetooth Reservoir County Park

South Bay ramp:
April 1-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 7 days a week
May 1-31: 6 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week

Inlet Bay ramp:
April 1-30: Closed
May 1-31: 6 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week  

Satanka ramp:
April 1-30: Closed
May 1-16: 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri, Sat, Sun only
May 17-31: 6 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week


Carter Lake County Park

North Pines ramp:
April 1-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 7 days a week
May 1-31: 6 a.m - 10 p.m., 7 days a week

North ramp (Marina):
April 1-30: Closed
May 1-16: 7 a.m. -7 p.m., Fri, Sat, Sun only
May 17-31: 6 a.m. -10 p.m., 7 days a week

South Shore ramp:
April 1-30: Closed
May 1-31: 6 a.m.- 10 p.m., 7 days a week


The start date for the boating season is dependent upon weather and ice on the reservoirs. “Please boat with caution during late winter and early spring conditions,” said Mark Caughlan, Horsetooth Reservoir District Manager. “Pay special attention to ice and debris on the water. Make sure your vessel has been properly de-winterized and is in good running condition.”

New aquatic nuisance species (ANS) shelters will be installed this spring at both Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake to aid in boater check-in efficiency. Construction of the shelters may result in temporary boat ramp closures this April.  Advance notification of closure will be posted via Natural Resources social media and website.

For more info, visit www.larimer.org/boating.

Published on: 
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 12:10pm
Contact Details:

Mark Caughlan, Horsetooth District Manager
Larimer County Natural Resources
(970) 498-5600

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