Chatfield State Park

A couple posts ago I spoke about taking our new (to us) pontoon boat out on Chatfield Reservoir.  We had a great time with the kids and caught a few Rainbow Trout, which we may try to smoke, now that we have a little experience smoking salmon.  I thought I would take this time to post some info on Chatfield, this will be my first lake profile post.
Trolling with lead core at Chatfield State Park

Chatfield State Park is located near C-470 and Wadsworth Boulevard in the southwest corner of the Denver metro area.  Due to the proximity to Denver, Chatfield is one of the most popular of the 42 Colorado State Parks.  Here is some information on Chatfield:

1,479 Surface Acres Of Water
2 Boat Ramps with 10 Lanes
Marina with bait and boat rentals
Fishing for the following species:
Walleye, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Catfish and Rainbow Trout
26 miles of trails
197 Campsites
Fees: $8/day,  $70/year

If you are looking for a place to try some fishing, boating, camping or just hiking near the Denver metro area, don't forget to give Chatfield State Park a visit.

Fish N Map Western U.s. Fishing Maps Chatfield / Jefferson Trinidad Carter Lake Chart


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