Park elevation: 5760'
Report last updated: 4/4/2015
Effective Tuesday September 2nd, The Pinewood campgrounds will be closed until spring for a complete renovation. The only fishing access will be the Fisherman's Cove parking lot. There will be no camping available until the renovation is complete.
Carter recently stocked last fall with 10" trout.
All walleye longer than 21 inches in length, must be returned to the water immediately.
Daily bag limit for walleye is three (3) fish, 21 inches or less in length.
For more current conditions and stocking reports, check with the Division of Wildlife. Or join our fishing forum at www.fishexplorer.com to send and receive messages from fellow anglers and share your fishing knowledge!
The North boat ramp is open for launching 7am-7pm for the month of April.
Carter Lake Marina Store is open for their season. Call (970) 667-1062 for questions or more information. Or you can visit their website at http://www.carterlakemarina.com/.
Attention campers: If you do not have a reservation for a campsite, you will need to visit the Larimer County administrative office at 1800 South County Road 31 to purchase your campsite during the following hours:
Camping fees will no longer be accepted at your campsite. A reservation for camping is highly recommended. You may now reserve a campsite one day in advance. To reserve a campsite, call (800) 397-7795 or visit www.larimercamping.com.
Camping reservations may now be made from 1-180 days in advance.
Most water has been turned off for the winter. Potable water is available near the restroom at Big Thompson Campground, at the picnic area in the Eagle Campground parking lot, and at Flatiron Campground site 29.
Mule deer and elk are plentiful this time of year. Keep in mind we want to keep the wildlife wild. Do NOT leave food out or otherwise feed the wildlife. Several bears have been spotted at the north end of Carter Lake.
Drive carefully as wildlife often gathers near the roads.
A complete list of upcoming events can be found at http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/news.cfm.