Loveland Fishing Locations

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Here's where you can fish in Loveland

Big Thompson River

From Wilson Ave. to US Hwy 287 (Big Thompson River access from
Cottonwood Run Natural Area, Centennial Park, River’s Edge Natural Area, Fairgrounds and
Barnes Parks and King’s Crossing Natural Area)

Boyd Lake State Park

3720 N. Cty. Rd. 11C (lake fishing)

Lake Loveland/South Shore Scenic Parkway

499 W. Eisenhower Blvd. (south shore, Lake Loveland)

Loveland Recycling Center Pond

400 N. Wilson Ave. (Wilson Ave. and Big Thompson River)

Morey Wildlife Reserve

5439 Cedar Valley Dr. (small section on Big Thompson River at north end)

Namaqua Park/Natural Area

816 N. Namaqua Ave. (Big Thompson River access along park and open lands boundaries)

North Lake Park
2626 N. Taft Ave. (pond and Lake Loveland fishing)

Oxbow Natural Area

1135 Rossum Dr. (small section of river access on west side; east side of Rossum to open summer 2018)

River’s Edge Natural Area

960 W. 1st St. (5 ponds)
River's Edge fishing regulations

Other Area Fishing Locations

  • Big Thompson Canyon Fishing (Larimer County Areas: Glade, Narrows, Forks and Sleepy Hollow)
  • Big Thompson Ponds (Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
  • Boedecker Reservoir (Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
  • Boyd Lake Avenue (Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
  • Carter Lake (Larimer County)
  • Flatiron Reservoir (Larimer County)
  • Horsetooth Reservoir (Larimer County)
  • Lon Hagler (Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
  • Pinewood Reservoir (Larimer County)
  • Simpson Ponds (Colorado Parks & Wildlife)
  • Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park (City of Loveland) (reopens September 2018) – Big Thompson River access through the park

Fishing is regulated by Colorado State Regulations. Site-specific regulations apply.

All persons age 16 and older are required to have a Colorado Fishing License.

Boy Holding FishGeneral Statewide Bag Limits*

  • Trout - 4 fish in aggregate
  • Walleye - 5 fish
  • Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass - 5 fish each species
  • White Bass/Wiper - 10 fish in aggregate
  • Crappie/Catfish/Bullhead - 10 fish each species
  • Yellow Perch/Bluegill/Sunfish - 20 fish in aggregate
  • Tiger Muskie - 1 fish, 36 inches or longer

*Additional bag & size limits may apply to individual waters

Download the City of Loveland Public Fishing Locations brochure.