Recreation at our reservoirs

 Recreation at our reservoirs

Living in Colorado offers a number of outdoor opportunities, among which includes access to some of our reservoirs.

Clean, reliable drinking water will always be our priority. Still, our reservoirs are a natural gathering place for anglers, families, hikers and more. For us, it’s a balance between water quality and responsible eco-management. Please help us protect our waterways by respecting the natural habitat of these areas.

Rampart Reservoir
Rampart Reservoir is typically open mid-spring to mid- to late October. Recreation at the reservoir is managed by the U.S. Forest Service: Pike Ranger District, please refer to their site for hours,  and boating and closure information.

Nichols Reservoir
Located directly below Rampart Reservoir, Nichols Reservoir is another opportunity for fishing and is accessible by a trail. Boating is prohibited.

Crystal, North Catamount & South Catamount reservoirs
Crystal is the first reservoir you reach traveling up the Pikes Peak Highway and is adjacent to the visitor’s center. Continue up the highway, and the entrance to the Catamount reservoirs is on the right. Recreation at the reservoirs and on the North Slope of Pikes Peak is managed by the City's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Please refer to their site for hours, activities, access and more.

Pikeview Reservoir
Don’t have time to head for the mountains for some fishing? Pikeview Reservoir is a convenient angler’s find right here in our own city. It’s located off Mark Dabling Boulevard, just south of Garden of the Gods Road. Pikeview offers shore and dockside fishing. On some days, visitors have seen a Great Blue Heron. Fishing is allowed with a valid license; however, camping and swimming are prohibited.

  • Open: From ice melt to freeze

Rosemont Reservoir
Set back from the hustle and bustle of the city, Rosemont reservoir is located in the southwest portion of town. After you’ve parked, it’s about a half-mile hike/walk to the shoreline. Fishing is allowed with a valid license; however, camping and swimming are prohibited.

Recreation is managed at the Reservoir by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Please refer to their site for hours, activities, access and more.

Montgomery Reservoir
Located in Park County, Montgomery is set between Alma (north of Fairplay) and Hoosier Pass. Fishing is allowed with a valid license; however, camping and swimming are prohibited.

  • Open: From ice melt to freeze