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News Release

Status on Larimer County-managed Parks and Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Sep 14, 2013

Contact Information:

Chris Fleming, Blue Mountain District Manager,

 The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources would like to let the public know the status on the open spaces and parks it manages:

Horsetooth Reservoir: open for day use, boating, and camping. (See boating/ANS inspection hours below.)
Carter Lake:  open for boating and day use.  Not open for camping through Sunday, 9/15.  (See boating/ANS inspection hours below.)
Pinewood Reservoir: open for day use and wakeless-speed boating. Not open for camping through Sunday, 9/15
Flatiron Reservoir: open for day use (no boating allowed). Not open for camping through Sunday, 9/15.
Open Spaces:  temporarily closed to all use (Devil’s Backbone Open Space and Blue Sky Trail, Eagle’s Nest Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Ramsay-Shockey Open Space, Red Mountain Open Space, River Bluffs Open Space, Lions Open Space)
Campgrounds in Estes Park: Hermit Park Open Space, Estes Park Campground at Mary’s Lake, and Estes Park Campground at East Portal remain inaccessible and closed indefinitely. 
Boating Hours  through September 30, 2013:          
                                                            6 a.m. - 10 p.m., 7 days a week at
                                                            Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay, Inlet Bay, and Satanka Cove ramps;
                                                            Carter Lake North and South ramps
                                                            6 a.m. – 10 p.m., Wednesdays – Sundays, and holidays
                                                            (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) at
                                                            Carter Lake North Pines ramp
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