The Fraser River Valley Lions Club stocks two ponds with the North Pond reserved for children 14 and younger and the disabled.
SPECIES: Brown and Rainbow Trout.
REGULATIONS: 2 fish/one pole limit, no watercraft, 16 and over must have Colorado Fishing License, Colorado State Fishing Regulations (Parks and Wildlife Fishing Brochure) apply.
TIPS: Donations to the Lion’s Club appreciated.
Cozen's Ranch Open Space Ponds:
Parking area with access to two ponds and the Fraser River.
SPECIES: Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat Trout.
REGULATIONS: Colorado State Fishing Regulations (Parks and Wildlife Fishing Brochure), all cutthroat trout must be released.
Kids Fishing Pond at Kaibab Park:
Stocked pond for children 15 and under accompanied by an adult 16 years or older.
SPECIES: Brown and Rainbow Trout
REGULATIONS: Colorado State Fishing Regulations (Parks and Wildlife Fishing Brochure), 2 fish of any species
Fishing Ponds at Granby Trails:
Explore two stocked ponds featuring:
SPECIES: Rainbow Trout
REGULATIONS: Colorado State Fishing Regulations (Parks and Wildlife Fishing Brochure), 2 fish limit
Fish Our Lakes & Reservoirs
- Willow Creek Reservoir
- Williams Fork Reservoir
- Wolford Reservoir
- Lake Granby
- Meadowcreek Reservoir
- Monarch Lake
- Shadow Mountain Lake
- Grand Lake
Fish Our Mountain Lakes
Grand County is home to many pristine alpine lakes located in the spectacular Rocky Mountains between 10,000 and 12,500 feet elevation in Arapaho National Forest; Vasquez, James, Byers Peak, Never Summer and Indian Peaks Wilderness Areas and Rocky Mountain National Park. They are accessible via hiking trails on these public lands. Some require an overnight stay and backpacking. Primitive camping, wildlife viewing. The streams that feed and flow from the alpine lakes also offer fun small stream fishing opportunities in a wild fishery.
SPECIES: Brown, Rainbow, Brook, and Cutthroat Trout
REGULATIONS: Colorado State Fishing Regulations, 4 Trout limit. Refer to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing Brochure for special regulations on high alpine streams.
TIPS: The best time to hike into these lakes is from early June through mid-October. July, August, and September are the best months to reach the higher lakes. Plan on moderate to challenging treks. Be aware of lightning and severe weather; carry correct gear, water and food. A few of the most popular alpine lakes in the area include the following: Lake Evelyn, Horseshoe Lake, Lake Dorothy, Columbine Lake, Strawberry Lake, St. Louis Lake, King, Betty and Bob Lakes, McQuery Lake, Bowen Lake, Pawnee Lake, Gourd Lake, Lost Lake.
Click here for detailed access points, species info, regulations and tips for fishing our ponds.
Great Fishing For Kids
- Lion’s Club Ponds
- Cozen’s Open Space Ponds
- Fraser River along the Fraser River Trail
- Lower Vasquez
- St. Louis Creeks
- Granby: Kaibab Park Kid’s Pond, Granby Trails Kid’s Ponds
- Colorado River west of Granby
- Colorado and Blue Rivers south of Kremmling
- All reservoirs and lakes from the shore or by boat
Stay away from creeks and rivers during high water period.