Willow Creek Reservoir

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Willow Creek Reservoir

Colorado

(970) 887-4100

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Overview

Willow Creek, a tributary on the Colorado River near Granby, Colorado, is diverted by Willow Creek Dam and Canal, features of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Willow Creek Pumping Plant lifts the water 175 feet; it then flows by gravity to Lake Granby. Recreation is managed for Reclamation by the Forest Service. The reservoir provides many opportunities for recreation by visitors. There is easy access to the lake with a boat-launch facility for fishing and boating. The main sport fish in the reservoir are brown trout, rainbow trout, and salmon. The reservoir also hosts a campground with 35 campsites for visitors seeking the great outdoors. The surrounding area of The Arapaho National Forest offers visitors many more recreational activities such as hiking, remote camping, and hunting. The most popular time to visit the reservoir is in the warmer months since facilities and campground are closed in the winter due to weather conditions.

Map of Willow Creek Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 40.145289, -105.958157

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Activities

  • Boating

    There is easy access to the water from the boat-launch facility.

  • Camping

    The campground offers 35 campsites and facilities for visitors.

  • Fishing

    Popular sport fish in the reservoir are brown trout, rainbow trout, and salmon.

  • Hunting

    Colorado Division of Wildlife administers hunting in the area.

  • Picnicking

    There is a picnic site available at the campground.

  • RVing

    Opportunities are available.

  • Water Sports

    Popular water sports include boating and fishing.

Seasonality/Weather

Facilities and campground are closed in the winter.

Directions

Driving

North from Granby on State Highway 125.

Flying

Use Denver International Airport.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(970) 887-4100

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