For anglers seeking a diverse fish population or birders looking for waterfowl, Douglas Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado is an oasis for native wildlife. This 550+ acre property is managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, who have maintained and stocked the reservoir since 1993.
Note: Anyone over the age of 18 will be required to possess a valid hunting or fishing license.
Fishing – There are a variety of species that dwell in Douglas Reservoir including walleye, sauger, white bass, channel catfish, and rainbow trout, along with smaller populations of panfish like perch and crappie.
Birding – Birdwatchers will find a variety of native waterfowl as well as visiting species at Douglas Reservoir. Be on the lookout for bald eagles, loon, ducks, grebe, gulls, and northern shrike, among others.
Douglas Reservoir remains an underrated gem for outdoor recreation in Northern Colorado. The State Wildlife Area is a picture of serenity, an ideal place to cast your lure and wait to see what bites.
Address: La Vina Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Season: Year-Round | 1 hour before sunrise – 1 hour after sunset
Requirements: 18+ required to have a valid hunting or fishing license