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  • Horsetooth Reservoir, CO

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    Located in the foothills west of Fort Collins at an elevation of 5,430 feet, Horsetooth Reservoir is 1,900 acres of water surrounded by 2,000 acres of public land. It is popular for fishing, boating, water-skiing, and camping. This 6.5-mile reservoir is open year round and is a part of the ...

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    Description

    Located in the foothills west of Fort Collins at an elevation of 5,430 feet, Horsetooth Reservoir is 1,900 acres of water surrounded by 2,000 acres of public land. It is popular for fishing, boating, water-skiing, and camping. This 6.5-mile reservoir is open year round and is a part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. The purpose of this water project is to divert water from the west slope to the east slope for drinking water, irrigation, and hydropower generation. The Bureau of Reclamation is solely responsible for power generation. The agencies jointly manage water levels for irrigation, municipal, and industry use. Recreation is managed by Larimer County Natural Resources. Park Entrance Permits and Camping Fees are required.

    Services & Amenities:

    Within Facility
    • Boat Launch
    • Boat Launch Ramp
    • Boating
    • Comfort Station
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Fishing
    • Horseshoes
    • Lake
    • Parking
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnicing
    • Ranger Station
    • Restroom
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Volleyball
    • Water Drinking
    • Water Skiing
    • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
    Alerts and Important Information
    None

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Horsetooth Reservoir
    4200 West C.R. 38E
    Fort Collins  CO  80526

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (970)679-4570