Taylor Park Reservoir
Taylor Park Reservoir is on the Taylor River, a tributary of the Gunnison River. The dam is an earthfill structure 206 feet high, with a length of 675 feet and a volume of 1,115,000 cubic yards. Taylor Park Dam and reservoir are major features of the Uncomphagre Project. Recreation management at Taylor Park Reservoir is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, Gunnison National Forest. The area provides about 1/2 miles of fishing access along the Taylor River below Taylor Park Dam, which is a feature of the Uncompahgre Project. The fishery is catch-and-release and there are no developed recreation facilities beyond a parking lot and river access points. However, there are U.S. Forest Service campgrounds at Taylor Park Reservoir and along the river corridor. Available fish species include rainbown, brown and cutthroat trout, mackinaw, kokanee, and northern pike. Whirling disease has limited the rainbow trout fishery so browns are your best bet.
Boating is allowed. On the southern edge of the Reservoir is the marina, which can provide you with all the equipment you need for fishing or boating.
U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are located at Taylor Park Reservoir and along the river corridor. The GMUG National Forest has 55 developed campgrounds scattered across the forest in a variety of landscapes from open meadows, creekside riparian areas, to higher elevation aspen, and evergreen forests.
Available fish species are brown trout and a few rainbow trout. Whirling disease has limited the rainbow trout fishery so browns are your best bet.
Picnic tables are available at Lakeview Campground, located about 100 feet from the south shore of Taylor Park Reservoir.
The reservoir is located about 35 miles northeast of Gunnison, Colorado. The first 11 miles from Gunnison to Almont are paved Colorado Highway 135. From Almont, the last 20 miles are paved Forest Service roads up to the reservoir.