Dream Lake iced over - RMNP

County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.


Pinewood Reservoir Conditions

Park elevation: 6580'
Report last updated: 1/29/2016

Current Conditions

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Helping to keep our park clean
Park situation

Self-serve permit stations are not available at this reservoir; permits must be purchased at the north or south entrance of Carter Lake.

Fishing conditions

ICE fishing not permitted

Both Trout and Tiger Muskie are found and stocked in this reservoir

The limit for trout is four (4) per person with no size requirement.

The  tiger muskie limit is one (1) per person, and the fish must be 36" in length or larger.

For the most current conditions and stocking reports, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Or join our fishing forum at www.fishexplorer.com to send and receive messages from fellow anglers and share your fishing knowledge!

Water level and boat ramps

No swimming is allowed in Pinewood Reservoir

Water levels fluctuate almost daily


Sites P1-P5 will be the only available campsites for the winter season.

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:

Monday- Friday- 08:00am- 04:30pm

Saturday- Sunday- 10:00am- 04:00pm

Camping fees will no longer be accepted at your campsite. A reservation for camping is recommended and, if available, walks ins are welcome. 

To reserve a campsite, please call (800) 397-7795 or visit www.larimercamping.com.

Camping reservations may now be made from 1-180 days in advance.


Mule deer and elk are plentiful this time of year. Please drive carefully as wildlife often gather near the roads.

No Hunting nor collecting of antlers allowed in Larimer County Parks

Park events

A complete list of upcoming events can be found at http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/news.cfm.

See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.
Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.