PLATTE RIVER

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CAMPING COLORADO

Platte River


April 17, 2024

Platte River Camping Area is a picturesque campground located in the state of Colorado. It offers a range of amenities to make campers' stay comfortable and enjoyable. The campground provides potable water, vault toilets, fire pits, and picnic tables, ensuring basic necessities are readily available. However, it is essential to note that there are no electrical hook-ups or showers at this campground.

Reservations are not accepted at Platte River Camping Area, making it a first-come, first-served campground. Therefore, it is recommended to arrive early, especially during peak seasons, to secure a spot. The best time to visit this camping area is during the summer months when the weather is warm and ideal for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing. However, it is important to check the weather forecast before heading out, as the area can experience sudden changes in weather conditions.

Campers will be delighted to know that Platte River Camping Area is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. The campground is near the Platte River, offering ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Hikers can explore nearby trails and soak in the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Wildlife enthusiasts will also be thrilled as the area is home to a variety of animals, including bald eagles, deer, and elk. However, campers should be cautious of bears in the area and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and the preservation of nature.




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Fishing Destinations

                                                       

Cottonwood Park Lake (Kipling & Jewell)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Crown Hill Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Lake Arbor

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Rampart Reservoir

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout Northern Pike

Siena Reservoir

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Eaglewatch Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Civic Center Park Lake (Thornton)

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

Birdland Lake (Jack B. Tomlinson Park)

Almaco Jack Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

South Saint Vrain Fishing Site #4

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Arvada Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Wellington Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

South Platte River

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Fishing is Fun #11

McKay Lake

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

Twin Lakes Park Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Crystal Creek Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Northern Pike Rainbow Trout

St. Vrain State Park (Barbour Ponds)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Fishing is Fun #8

Carter Lake

Apache Trout Kelp Bass Smallmouth Bass Walleye

Stearns Lake

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

South Platte Park Ponds (Littleton Flood Plain Ponds)

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

East Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout

Walden Ponds - Duck Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Golden Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Spratt-Platte Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Redstone Park Pond

Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Pella Crossing

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

South Saint Vrain Fishing Site #2

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Fishing is Fun #7

Cottonwood Lake (Pearl Parkway Boulder)

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Brush Hollow Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Loveland Service Center Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Engineers Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Milavec Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Hine Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout White Perch Yellow Perch

Marshall Reservoir

American Shad Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Talbott Irrigation Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Overland Park Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

KOA Lake

Apache Trout Bluefin Tuna Lake Trout

Soda Lakes

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Loomiller Park Pond

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

Waneka Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Pinewood Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Croke Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout Walleye

Fishing is Fun #12

Simpson Ponds SWA

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Jim Baker Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Standley Lake

Apache Trout Black Crappie Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Walleye

Huston Park Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Cutthroat Trout

Sawhill Ponds #10

Bluegill Common Carp Kelp Bass

Upper Reservoir - Palmer Lake

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Little`s Creek Pond

Apache Trout Rainbow Trout

Mead Ponds

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

Meadow Park Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Manitou Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Sterne Pond (Kids only)

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Boedecker Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Walleye

Izaak Walton Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass

Vanderbilt Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Thomas Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Mason Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Webster Lake

Black Crappie Bluegill Channel Catfish

Lagerman Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout

Johnson Reservoir

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

City Park Lake (Denver)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Skaguay Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Northern Pike Rainbow Trout

Lambertson Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

South Saint Vrain Fishing Site #5

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout

Pomona Lake

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Watson Lake (Littleton)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Kelp Bass Smallmouth Bass Walleye

Balsam Park Pond

Apache Trout Rainbow Trout

Progress Park Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Sloan Lake

Blue Catfish Common Carp Kelp Bass Walleye

Coot Lake

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

Centennial Park

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Green Sunfish Kelp Bass

Marston Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Apache Trout Brook Trout

Rotella Park Pond

Apache Trout Black Sea Bass Bluegill Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Pomona Lake Number 2

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

Main Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Harper Lake

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Union Reservoir

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

Ketring Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish

South Catamount Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Rosemont Reservoir

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Sawhill Ponds #2

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

Teller Lake No. 5

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

Erie Lake

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Union Square Ponds

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Berkeley Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Community College Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Big Thompson Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Homestake Fishing Site

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Kendrick Reservoir

Apache Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout Wiper

Sawhill Ponds #4

Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Grandview Ponds

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Nichols Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout White Perch Yellow Perch

River`s Edge and Jayhawker Ponds

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Prospect Park Lakes (Wheatridge)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

North Catamount Reservoir

Apache Trout Northern Pike Rainbow Trout

McReynolds Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Game Check Trailhead

Lon Hagler Reservoir

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

Pine Valley Ranch Pond

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Johnstown Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout Walleye

Sawhill Ponds #3

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Chatfield Lake

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

Thornton Rec Ctr Lake (Carpenter)

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

Bear Creek Ponds

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Blue Heron Lake

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

Maxwell Lake

Apache Trout

Strontia Springs Reservoir

Apache Trout Kelp Bass

Sawhill Ponds

Apache Trout Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Fishing is Fun #6

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

Cattail Pond at Boulder County Fairgrounds

Black Crappie Bluegill Kelp Bass

Barnum Park Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Rocky Mountain Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Smith Reservoir (Lakewood)

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Brown Trout Channel Catfish Rainbow Trout

Sawhill Ponds #8

Blue Catfish Bluegill Common Carp Kelp Bass

Walden Ponds

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

Upper Tule Lake

Bluefin Tuna

Loc Amora Pond (Josh`s Pond)

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass

Teller Lake No. 3

Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Wonderland Lake

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Garfield Lake

Alligator Gar Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Cheesman Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout

Grasmere Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout

Gallup Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Viele Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Faversham Park Pond

Bluefin Tuna

Garland Park Lake (Lollipop Lake)

Alligator Gar Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout

Roberts Lake

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Chatfield Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Rainbow Trout Smallmouth Bass Walleye

Smith Lake - Washington Park

Bluegill Common Carp Green Sunfish

Boulder Ponds

Apache Trout Brown Trout Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Rogers Grove - Fairgrounds Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Lowell Ponds

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Louisville (Warembourg) Fishing Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Redtail Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout

Platte Canyon Ditch

Apache Trout Brown Trout

DeWeese Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Lonetree Reservoir

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass Walleye

Walden Ponds - Ricky Weiser Wetland

Blue Catfish Bluegill Channel Catfish Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Tom Frost Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Bowles Grove Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass Rainbow Trout

Thornton Gravel Ponds #2 & #3

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Ketner Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Cherry Knolls Pond

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

Hyland Ponds

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

Harriman Lake

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

Thunderbird Lake

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Camenisch Park Pond

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass

Clear Creek Pond

Apache Trout Brook Trout Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Sawhill Ponds #1

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

Hunters Glen Lake

Apache Trout Blue Catfish Kelp Bass

Ralph Price Reservoir (Button Rock)

Apache Trout Cutthroat Trout

Walden Ponds - Bass Pond

Blue Catfish Bluegill Kelp Bass Largemouth Bass

Boulder Reservoir

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

Sawhill Ponds #1A

Apache Trout Bluegill Kelp Bass

Carl Park Pond

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

Ridgeview Park Pond

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

Fishing is Fun #10

Barker Reservoir

Apache Trout Atlantic Salmon Brown Trout

Sawhill Ponds #5

Blue Catfish Bluegill Common Carp Kelp Bass

Ward Road Pond

Apache Trout Bluegill Brown Trout Rainbow Trout

Flatiron Reservoir

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

Strortia Springs Reservoir

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

McCall Lake

Apache Trout Brown Trout Cutthroat Trout Rainbow Trout
                                                                                                                       
                                               

Rafting & Kayaking

HEADWATERS TO ENDS 0.5 MILES UPSTREAM FROM END OF COUNTY HWY 115
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
WIGMAN CLUB TO STRONTIA RESERVOIR
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
BEGINS 0.5 MILES UPSTREAM FROM END OF COUNTY HWY 115 TO EASTERN BOUNDARY OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
St. Vrain Watershed, Colorado
ESTABROOK TO CLIFFDALE
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
BEAVER CREEK TO CHEESEMAN RESERVOIR
South Platte Headwaters Watershed, Colorado
NORTH FORK--INSMONT TO ESTABROOK
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
CLIFFDALE TO CONFLUENCE WITH SOUTH PLATTE
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado
EAST FORK ARKANSAS RIVER
Arkansas Headwaters Watershed, Colorado
CHEESEMAN DAM TO WIGMAN CLUB
Upper South Platte Watershed, Colorado

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