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Antero Reservoir: Rules & Regulations

Fishing Regulations: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

  • Bag/possession limit for trout is two of any size.
  • Ice fishing allowed only when conditions permit. Denver Water does not monitor ice conditions; therefore it is important to be aware of changing ice conditions and proceed at your own risk.
  • Only portable ice fishing shelters are permitted and must be removed from surface of lake when not in use.
  • Fish caught and placed on a stringer, in a container or live well, or not returned to the water immediately count toward daily bag and possession limit.

Boating Regulations

  • Both boat ramps are closed for the season.
  • Boats are allowed on the reservoir a half-hour before sunrise to a half-hour after sunset.
  • All trailered boats must be inspected for aquatic nuisance species before entering the water.
  • The north boat ramp is open seven days a week, and the south boat ramp is open Friday through Monday.
  • Tying off boats to buoys is prohibited.
  • PFDs (Personal Floatation devices) must be worn at all times by children 13 years and under.
  • Toilet facilities on any vessel must be completely self-contained.
  • Permanent boat storage is prohibited.
  • It is unlawful to operate a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Mandatory boat inspections for aquatic nuisance species occur at the north boat ramp seven days a week and at the south boat ramp Friday through Monday.
  • Small trailered or small non-trailered, hand-launched watercraft (belly boats, canoes, kayaks, etc.) may launch from south ramp.

Camping Regulations

  • The north shore is a day use area only. OVERNIGHT CAMPING IS PROHIBITED.
  • Leaving a camper, trailer, pitched tent, motor vehicle or trailer unattended for more than 24 hours is prohibited.
  • All types of camping are restricted to a total period of NO MORE THAN 14 DAYS. Following the 14-day period, person(s) may not relocate within the Antero area for a period of seven days.
  • Quiet hours are between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • All campfires of any nature on any lands, including all shoreline areas of the reservoir, are prohibited except where fireplace grills and fire rings have been provided.

General Regulations

  • Swimming, wading, scuba diving, wind surfing and water-skiing are prohibited.
  • Discharging firearms, except when hunting, is prohibited.
  • All pets must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. Pet owners must clean up after pets.
  • Motor vehicles are restricted to designated roads and parking areas.
  • State traffic and game laws apply at the Antero area unless otherwise specified.
  • Off-road vehicle use of the area is prohibited.
  • Snowmobiling on the reservoir is prohibited.
  • It is unlawful to use, light, or ignite fireworks or explosives of any type.
  • All special events require a permit.
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