Green Mountain Reservoir in Heeney. Photo: Kevan Dee
Heeney is a tiny cluster of vacation homes and permanent houses situated around Green Mountain Reservoir. There’s a bait shop and Heeney Marina, but not much else aside from housing.
The quiet lakeside town is located on U.S. 9 about halfway between Silverthorne and Kremmling. It caters to the outdoor crowd, mostly around water sports, camping and off roading.
Dam construction in the 1930s gave birth to the village of Heeney. It was named for Paul Heeney, a local business owner. It has since grown into a sleepy resort town of less than 100 full time residents.
A local post office ran from 1939 and until 1960. The town’s mail is now served by Silverthorne.
Green Mountain Reservoir – Camp, fish, boat and hike around the resevoir. Blue River flows in and out of the lake, offering a fisherman’s dream in terms of choices. The lake is known for high sterling population and the river has world class trout fishing.
Heeney Marina – Rent boats, lodging and get supplies and eat your meals at the marina.
Camping – Numerous White River National Forest campgrounds exist around the lake. They are open seasonally. Dispersed camping can be found in the woods west of the lake.
Fishing – Both Green Mountain Reservoir and Blue River cater to anglers year round. Ice fishing is found in the winter.
Off-Roading – ATV and dirt bikes enjoy the forest roads tucked in the national forest beside the lake.