CARTER LAKE - SOUTH SIDE CAMPGROUNDS

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Carter Lake - South Side Campgrounds


April 21, 2024

Carter Lake South Side Campgrounds is a picturesque camping area located in Colorado with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lake. The campground offers a variety of activities such as hiking, fishing, and boating. There are 84 campsites available on a first-come-first-serve basis, each equipped with picnic tables, fire rings, and access to potable water. Amenities include showers, restrooms, a dump station, and a playground. The best time to visit is from May to September with average temperatures ranging from 50°F to 80°F. Overall, Carter Lake South Side Campgrounds is a great choice for a peaceful and relaxing camping experience.




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Fishing Destinations

                                                       

South Saint Vrain Fishing Site #2

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Standley Lake

Apache Trout Black Crappie Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Walleye

Watson Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Carl Park Pond

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Prospect Park Lakes (Wheatridge)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Ward Road Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Pinewood Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Marston Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Golden Meadow Park (Ft. Collins)

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Blue Heron Lake

Apache Trout Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Brown Trout Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Upper Tule Lake

Bluefin Tuna

Union Reservoir

Apache Trout Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

McMurry Ponds

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Progress Park Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Maxwell Lake

Apache Trout

Thornton Rec Ctr Lake (Carpenter)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Common Carp Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Vanderbilt Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Chatfield Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout Smallmouth Bass Walleye

Izaak Walton Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass

Thomas Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Arvada Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Platte Canyon Ditch

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Bear Creek Ponds

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Cattail Pond at Boulder County Fairgrounds

Black Crappie Bluegill Kelp Bass

Coot Lake

Apache Trout Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Big Thompson Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Thornton Gravel Ponds #2 & #3

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Lagerman Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Union Square Ponds

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Dixon Reservoir

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

South Saint Vrain Fishing Site #4

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Boulder Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Green Sunfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Grasmere Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Milavec Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Centennial Park

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Green Sunfish Kelp Bass

Harper Lake

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Garfield Lake

Alligator Gar Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Stearns Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

North Lake Park Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Loomiller Park Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Smith Reservoir (Lakewood)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Watson Lake (Littleton)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Kelp Bass Smallmouth Bass Walleye

Erie Lake

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Viele Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

McKay Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Douglas Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Northern Pike Rainbow Trout

Walden Ponds - Duck Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Gallup Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Westfield Park

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

KOA Lake

Apache Trout Bluefin Tuna Lake Trout

Wonderland Lake

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Greenbriar Park Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Northern Pike Rainbow Trout

Lower North Crow Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout

River`s Edge and Jayhawker Ponds

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Tom Frost Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Seaman Reservoir

Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Brown Trout Rainbow Trout White Perch Yellow Perch

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Apache Trout Brook Trout

Community College Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Sawhill Ponds

Apache Trout Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Johnstown Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout Walleye

Kendrick Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout Wiper

Ridgeview Park Pond

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Pella Crossing

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Lake Arbor

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Eaglewatch Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Lambertson Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Teller Lake No. 5

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Granite Springs Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Sawhill Ponds #1

Apache Trout Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Frank SWA

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Heinricy Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Walden Ponds - Bass Pond

Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Eggers Fishing Access

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Cutthroat Trout Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Ralph Price Reservoir (Button Rock)

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Warren Park Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Balsam Park Pond

Apache Trout Rainbow Trout

Teller Lake No. 3

Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Troutman Park (Fort Collins)

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Rocky Mountain Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Rotella Park Pond

Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Bluegill Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Overland Park Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Mead Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Cottonwood Park Lake (Kipling & Jewell)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Fishing is Fun #11

Lonetree Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Walleye

Sawhill Ponds #3

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Civic Center Park Lake (Thornton)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Pine Valley Ranch Pond

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Sheldon Lake (City Park)

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Barker Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout

Miramont Park (Ft. Collins)

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Big Thompson River Fishing Site

Apache Trout Rainbow Trout

Jim Baker Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Fishing is Fun #8

Lake Loveland

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Soda Lakes

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Ketner Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

English Ranch Park

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Horsetooth Reservoir

Apache Trout Kelp Bass Smallmouth Bass Walleye

Pomona Lake

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Simpson Ponds SWA

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Webster Lake

Black Crappie Bluegill Channel Catfish

Sawhill Ponds #1A

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass

Riverbend Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Sawhill Ponds #5

Blue Catfish Bluegill Common Carp Kelp Bass

Carter Lake

Apache Trout Kelp Bass Smallmouth Bass Walleye

Clear Creek Pond

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Rogers Grove - Fairgrounds Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Smith Lake - Washington Park

Bluegill Common Carp Green Sunfish

Thunderbird Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

McCall Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Ft. Collins City Park

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Rainbow Trout

Camenisch Park Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Lowell Ponds

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

South Saint Vrain Fishing Site #5

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout

Boedecker Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Walleye

Harriman Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout Wiper

Fishing is Fun #12

Arapaho Bend Ponds (FC)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Hine Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout White Perch Yellow Perch

Ketring Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish

Roberts Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Golden Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Wellington Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Waneka Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Fishing is Fun #6

Johnson Reservoir

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

South Platte Park Ponds (Littleton Flood Plain Ponds)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Main Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Flatiron Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Brown Trout Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Boulder Ponds

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Cottonwood Lake (Pearl Parkway Boulder)

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Cottonwood Glen Park (Fort Collins)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Bowles Grove Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Stew Case Park Pond

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Prospect Ponds (FC)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Upper North Crow Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Fishing is Fun #7

Loveland Service Center Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Engineers Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Siena Reservoir

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Fishing is Fun #10

Spring Park (Fort Collins)

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Permit Rainbow Trout

Portner Reservoir (Fossil Creek)

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Sawhill Ponds #8

Blue Catfish Bluegill Common Carp Kelp Bass

Barnum Park Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Sterne Pond (Kids only)

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Faversham Park Pond

Bluefin Tuna

Hunters Glen Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Avery Pond

Apache Trout Black Crappie Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Chatfield Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout Smallmouth Bass Walleye

Game Check Trailhead

Strortia Springs Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout Smallmouth Bass White Perch Yellow Perch

Cherry Knolls Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

McIntosh Lake

Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Northern Pike

Westminster City Park Pond

Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Louisville (Warembourg) Fishing Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Redtail Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout

North Shields Ponds

Black Bullhead Black Crappie Bluegill

Crown Hill Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Talbott Irrigation Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Loc Amora Pond (Josh`s Pond)

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass

Kingfisher Point Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Rolland Moore Park Pond (Fort Collins)

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Birdland Lake (Jack B. Tomlinson Park)

Almaco Jack Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

St. Vrain State Park (Barbour Ponds)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Twin Lakes Park Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Meadow Park Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Lon Hagler Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout Walleye White Perch Yellow Perch

Sloan Lake

Blue Catfish Common Carp Kelp Bass Walleye

City Park Lake (Denver)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Strontia Springs Reservoir

Apache Trout Kelp Bass

Redstone Park Pond

Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Sawhill Ponds #2

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Walden Ponds - Ricky Weiser Wetland

Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Huston Park Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Cutthroat Trout

Berkeley Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Sawhill Ponds #4

Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Sawhill Ponds #10

Bluegill Common Carp Kelp Bass

Pomona Lake Number 2

Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Bluegill Brown Trout Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout Smallmouth Bass

Croke Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout Walleye

Timnath Reservoir

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Smith Lake (Lar. Cty.) (Boxelder #3)

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Grandview Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

South Platte River

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Little`s Creek Pond

Apache Trout Rainbow Trout

Boyd Lake

Apache Trout Kelp Bass Walleye

Walden Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Gateway Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Green Sunfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Hyland Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

East Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout
                                                                                                                       
                                               

Rafting & Kayaking

BEGINS 0.5 MILES UPSTREAM FROM END OF COUNTY HWY 115 TO EASTERN BOUNDARY OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
St. Vrain Watershed, Colorado
END OF FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE ROAD TO PEARL CREEK IN SE 1/4 SEC 21, T10N, R74W
Cache La Poudre Watershed, Colorado
NORTH FORK--INSMONT TO ESTABROOK
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
HEADWATERS TO ENDS 0.5 MILES UPSTREAM FROM END OF COUNTY HWY 115
St. Vrain Watershed, Colorado
ESTABROOK TO CLIFFDALE
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
CHEESEMAN DAM TO WIGMAN CLUB
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
BEAVER CREEK TO CHEESEMAN RESERVOIR
South Platte Headwaters Watershed, Colorado
WIGMAN CLUB TO STRONTIA RESERVOIR
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
EAST FORK ARKANSAS RIVER
Arkansas Headwaters Watershed, Colorado
CLIFFDALE TO CONFLUENCE WITH SOUTH PLATTE
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado

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