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.

Stanley Reservoir
Although it is owned by Springs Utilities, the reservoir is not used as part of our water supply system. Due to dam safety requirements, Stanley Reservoir has been drained and breached.

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 closed until further notice.

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, this 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. To reach Rosemont, begin at the intersection of Penrose Boulevard and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. Take Old Stage Road (FDR 368) six-and-a-half miles from there to Gold Camp Road (FDR 370). Travel five miles on Gold Camp Road to the trailhead.

  • Open: From ice melt to freeze

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