Reopen to camping and modified fishing
Antero, which was closed for dam repairs, reopened for recreation on June 5, 2017. Only shore angling and the following hand-launched watercraft are permitted until further notice: kayaks, belly boats, float tubes and canoes. The bag and possession limit for trout is two.
Antero is derived from the Spanish word "first," because it was the uppermost dam on the South Platte River. Geologists believe Antero Reservoir occupies the site of a former lake-bed. While Green Lake lies submerged within the reservoir, an extinct volcano, Buffalo Peaks, looms above.
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