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News Release

Updated Status - Larimer County-managed Parks and Open Spaces

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013

Contact Information:

Travis Rollins, Open Spaces District Manager, (970) 498-5622, trollins@larimer.org

 The updated status on areas managed by the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources follows:

 
Reservoirs:
Horsetooth Reservoir: open for day use, boating, and camping. (See boating/ANS inspection hours below.)
Carter Lake:  open for day use, boating, and camping (See boating/ANS inspection hours below.)
Pinewood Reservoir: open for day use, wakeless-speed boating, and camping
Flatiron Reservoir: open for day use and camping (no boating allowed)
 
Open Spaces: 
Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Blue Sky Trail, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Ramsay-Shockey Open Space, Red Mountain Open Space:  open 9/20/2013
 
Eagle’s Nest Open Space: temporarily closed until bridge damage is assessed
Lions Open Space: temporarily closed until damage assessment
River Bluffs Open Space: temporarily closed until bridge damage is assessed
 
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. 


ANS/Boating Access Hours 
 
      Carter Lake:
                  September 20 - October 31
                              South Ramp: Closed due to water levels
                              North Ramp: Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. 7 days a week
                              North Pines Ramp: Open Wednesday - Sunday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
                                                            (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, excluding holidays)
 
                   November 1 - Date undetermined at this time
                              South Ramp: Closed due to water levels
                              North Ramp: Open Wednesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                                                                      
                              North Pines Ramp: Closed for Season
 
Horsetooth Reservoir:     
                  September 20 - October 31
                              South Bay Ramp: Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week
                              Inlet Bay Ramp: Open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., 7 days a week
                              Satanka Ramp: Open Friday-Sunday, 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. 
 
                  November 1 – Date undetermined at this time
                              South Bay Ramp: Open Wednesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                                                               
                              Inlet Bay Ramp: Closed
                              Satanka Ramp: Closed
 
 
 
To learn more about Larimer County’s parks and open spaces,
visit our website at www.larimer.org/naturalresources
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