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Fishing Limits Lifted at Beaver Creek Reservoir

Beaver Creek Reservoir DrainingAttention anglers, the fishing bag and possession limit has been lifted at Beaver Creek reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be finalizing draining Beaver Creek reservoir so they can make repairs to the dam and outlet. Now is the time to head over there and fish, fish, fish! Be careful in the area though, drained lakes can be dangerous. The water and new shoreline may expose hazards.

Here is the press release for the Beaver Creek reservoir draining.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife News on Beaver Creek Reservoir

MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has started the last phase of draining Beaver Creek reservoir and anglers are warned to be extremely cautious on the ice and around the water. Ice remains on the reservoir but it is extremely unstable. Conditions will deteriorate as the water level drops. People should . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Fishing Limits Lifted at Beaver Creek Reservoir


Camping Season Approaches

Reserve a Campsite at your Favorite CampgroundWith the recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, we are reminded that camping season is just around the corner. Though it may be a couple of months before most campers get out into the beautiful Colorado wilderness, it is not too early to start planning your camping season trips! In fact, many campgrounds are already taking camping reservations. If you already know where you want to go camping this season, you might want to check your favorite campground and make reservations for your favorite campsite now.

The normal camping season in Colorado is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Most campgrounds only take reservations during this time frame. If you plan to go camping outside of this time frame it is still a good idea . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Season Approaches


Cherry Creek State Park 2nd Sunday Bird Walks

Cherry Creek State Park 2nd Sunday Bird WalksMeet at Prairie Loop at 9:00 am for a bird walk through the wetlands. Come prepared for the weather with layers, and proper shoes. Bring water and a snack and binoculars are recommended. The Raptors are in the park in the winter so you should experience some wonderful birds.

Date: 11/10/2013 Time: 9:00 am Location: Prairie Loop on west side of park

This is a great opportunity to go out bird watching. In the winter the birds are easy to spot and follow with the leaves off of the trees. Make sure to bring a camera along with your binoculars!


US 36 to Estes Park is Re-Opening

telluride_town_park_flowerUS Highway 36 to Estes Park is set to reopen November 3. This is great news to all of us that love to head to that beautiful Colorado area. The flood hit this area extremely hard and they would love to have tourists back up visiting the area. So if you get the chance head up to the Estes Park area and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. Not only will you be able to enjoy a very nice part of Colorado but your visit can help to revitalize the hard hit area. Just because the regular camping season is over, doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy the Colorado outdoors!


Arkansas Headwaters The Crater Hike

Arkansas Headwaters The Crater HikeJoin AHRA Volunteer Naturalist/Geologist Bob Hickey on an exciting hike to a real but small volcanic cone here in Chaffee County. This 9-mile round-trip day hike offers stunning views of the Sawatch Range and the Collegiate Peaks and allows hikers a glimpse into The Crater. Learn about the volcanic history of Chaffee County as you enjoy this moderate level hike. Please, call AHRA at 719-539-7289 for more information and/or to reserve a spot.

Date: 11/2/2013 Time: 8AM Location: Forest Service Road #181 trailhead

 


Castlewood Canyon West Canyon Crawl

Castlewood Canyon West Canyon CrawlJoin Park Interpreter Warren Coker for a day in the creek. Be prepared to get muddy and wet as we follow Cherry Creek off-trail. As we hop rocks and scramble up the creek, well enjoy the geology and biology of Castlewood Canyon! Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Meet at the Homestead Parking Lot.

Date: 10/26/2013 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

This should be a lot of fun exploring the canyon and learning about things you would not normally see following the trail.


Pueblo Lake State Park GSSP Dedication Ceremony

Pueblo Lake State Park GSSP Dedication CeremonyWhile Lake Pueblo State Park in Colorado is known for being a fishing “hot spot,” in addition, the nearly 10,000 acre park is of geological importance. Signage marking the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) Cenomanian-Turonian Boundary, 38.2822° N Latitude 104.7275° W Longitude will be unveiled at the park in October.

Date: October 25, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM

Agenda for Pueblo Lake State Park GSSP Dedication Ceremony Assembly of attendees at the site of the new GSSP signage, 10:30 am. Comments by: Dr. Stan Finney, chair of the International Commission of Stratigraphy Dr. Malcolm Hart, chair of the Cretaceous Subcommission Local government officials Unveiling of the educational display; Comments by: Rich Lane, National Science Foundation Brad Sageman, Northwestern University Placement of the golden spike: Facilitated by Pueblo Fire Department Refreshments . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Pueblo Lake State Park GSSP Dedication Ceremony