Green Mountain Reservoir

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Green Mountain Reservoir

Colorado

(970) 468-5400

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Overview

Green Mountain Reservoir is located on the Blue River approximately twelve miles southeast of Kremmling, CO on the Blue River, a tributary of the Colorado. Constructed between 1938 and 1943, the reservoir provides compensatory storage to West Slope residents for water diverted to the East Slope via the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

Recreational developments at the reservoir include include six campgrounds, 208 campsites, and two boat-launch facilities. There is also one swim beach for recreational use. Fishing is the primary recreational activity, followed by power boating and camping. There are multiple rental facilities for boating and lodging in the area to cater to visitors as well. Popular sport fish for anglers available are brown trout, rainbow trout, and salmon. Due to winter snow and ice, campgrounds are closed. The surrounding area in the White River National Forest also provides visitors with many recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, fishing and many more.

Map of Green Mountain Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 39.878654, -106.283283

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Activities

  • Boating

    Popular boating activities include water skiing, jet skiing, and fishing. Boat rentals are available at the reservoir. Two boat launch area provide easy access to the water.

  • Camping

    There are six campgrounds located at the reservoir with a total of 208 campsites. The surrounding area in the National Forest has even more opportunities for camping including remote camping.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is a very popular activity at the reservoir. Primary fish are brown trout, rainbow trout, and salmon.

  • Hunting

    Opportunities are available in the area.

  • Picnicking

    There are 80 picnic tables located at the reservoir for visitor use.

  • Water Sports

    All sorts of water sports take place at the reservoir including swimming, canoeing, fishing, and jet skiing.

  • Winter Sports

    Many opportunities are available in the area.

Seasonality/Weather

Campgrounds are closed in the winter due to weather.

Directions

Driving

Take State Highway 9 about 10 miles south of Kremmling.

Flying

Use Denver International Airport.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(970) 468-5400

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