BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Ice fishing at Gross Reservoir is closed for remainder of the 2022-23 winter season.
Owned and operated by Denver Water, the ice fishing season has ended because of ongoing construction in the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) said hiking and picnicking areas will remain open at the North Shore recreation area.
Nearby ice fishing alternatives include Barr Lake State Park, Chatfield Reservoir, and Cherry Creek Reservoir.
Gross Reservoir will open for on-water recreation from the Friday before Memorial Day through Sept. 30, CPW said.
Visitors to Gross Reservoir, located southwest of Boulder, are encouraged to check the closure map for current project-related recreation closures.
Construction of the reservoir expansion began in April 2022 and work could last through 2027. The project will raise the height of the dam by 131 feet, tripling the reservoir’s capacity from approximately 42,000 acre-feet to 119,000 acre-feet.
Gross Reservoir Expansion Project questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 303-628-6348.
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