Hours of operation have changed for boat ramps at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake from Thursday, October 1 through Friday, October 16.

The water levels at Horsetooth Reservoir have declined in anticipation of planned maintenance work on the infrastructure of the dam which will be conducted by Northern Water this month. Additionally, recreational activities at Horsetooth reservoir will continue with limited impacts from the maintenance project.

The hours a subject to change as water levels and weather conditions may vary.

New boat ramp hours with corresponding dates and times for Horsetooth Reservoir County Park are as follows:

South Bay ramp:

  • Thursday, October 1 – Friday, October 16: 7 am – 7 pm, 7 days a week
  • Beginning Saturday, October 17: 8 am – 4 pm, 7 days a week
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26

Inlet Bay ramp: Closed for the season
Satanka ramp: Closed for the season

New boat ramp hours with corresponding dates and times for Carter Lake County Park are as follows:

North Pines ramp:

  • Beginning Thursday, October 1: 7 am – 7 pm, 7 days a week
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26

South Shore ramp:

  • Beginning Thursday, October 1: 7 am – 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday only
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26

North ramp: Closed for the season


For the up-to-date schedule of boat ramp hours and information on required vessel inspections, please visit www.larimer.org/boating For info on entrance permits, visit www.larimer.org/naturalresources