Dillon Reservoir

If you saw my last post, you know that we tried to go fishing at Dillon Reservoir, but it didn't go so well.  I figured in honor of Dillon Reservoir I would go ahead and post some information.  Dillon Reservoir is located along I-70, east of Eisenhower Tunnel.  The cities of Dillon, Silverthorne and Frisco all wrap around parts of the Reservoir.  You can also access boat ramps from both Dillon and Frisco. 
Sail boat on Dillon Reservoir

3200 Surface Acres of Water
Concrete Boat Ramps- Dillon and Frisco
Marinas that offer boat rentals and tackle
Rental slips on the water
Public docks near the town of Dillon for parking, picnic area
Fishing for the following species:
Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Artic Char
Multiple campgrounds located around the lake.
The lake is free to use, camping may have associated fees.

Public dock on Dillon Reservoir

Dillon Reservoir is extremely popular for sailing enthusiasts and offers plenty of wind and water to explore in your sail boat.  Dillon seems to be a little less popular for fishing though.  When preparing to flood the Reservoir, crews clear cut the forests to make way for the water.  As a result there was a lot less biomass in the Reservoir to begin with.  As a result, Dillon Reservoir is often considered to be fairly sterile.  While this doesn't mean that there are no fish to catch, it just means that they may be a little harder to catch than some other places. 


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