Horsetooth Reservoir

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Recreation managed by Larimer County Parks and Open Lands, 1800 S. County Rd. 31, Loveland, CO 80537; (970) 679-4570. Developments include 3 campgrounds, 111 campsites, and 4 boat-launch ramps. A concession-operated public marina is located at the Inlet Bay area. Concession operated for members only (Sail and Saddle Club and restaurant) is located on the east shore. A developed public swim beach located on the west side of the lake. Access good. Total water surface available for recreation is approximately 1,899 surface acres. Primary recreation activities include fishing, power boating, and camping. Primary sport fish include rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, wiper, and walleye.

Horsetooth Reservoir
Colorado-Big Thompson
     
Cooperator
(managing entity)
Larimer County
Parks Department
 
  1800 S County Road 31  
  Loveland CO 80537  
     
Land Area (acres) Total 1978
  Developed Public Use 125
  Undeveloped 1851
Water Surface (acres) Total 1899
  Available for Recreation 1899
Shoreline (miles) Total 25
  Available for Recreation 25
Fees Area Entrance yes
  Campgrounds yes
  Picnic Areas yes
  Boat Launch Facilities yes
  Parking yes
  Other none
Facilities (number) Campgrounds 3
  Campsites 111
  Tent Only Campsites 4
  RV Hookups 0
  Mobile Home Parks 0
  Mobile Home Sites 0
  Camp Shower Facilities no
  Picnic Areas 6
  Picnic Tables 123
  Picnic Shelters 1
  Swimming Beaches 1
  Swim Shower Facilities no
  Boat Launch Ramps 4
  Boat Launch Lanes 13
  Mooring Buoys 80
  Slip Mooring Spaces 120
  Concessions 1
Potable Water Campgrounds 19
  Picnic Areas 1
  Other Locations 0
Toilets Campgrounds 9
  Picnic Areas 5
  Other Locations 0
Sanitary Stations Trailer / RV 2
  Boat 1

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