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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, kokanee salmon and yellow perch at Ruedi Reservoir in Colorado.

Ruedi Reservoir, CO

Easy access makes Ruedi Reservoir a favorite of anglers, campers and boating enthusiasts in northwest Colorado. Ice fishing in winter and plenty of fishing from a boat or walking the shorelines in spring and summer. This is a 1,200-acre lake with a boat launch ramp and campground. The lake has populations of trout, perch and salmon.

the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Ruedi Reservoir, situated in the scenic Fryingpan River Valley of Colorado, is a haven for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. The reservoir offers exceptional fishing opportunities, with a diverse range of fish species inhabiting its waters. Anglers can expect to catch trout species such as rainbow trout, brown trout, and cutthroat trout. Whether you prefer fly fishing from the shoreline or casting from a boat, Ruedi Reservoir provides ample opportunities to test your skills and reel in some impressive catches.

Ruedi Reservoir, with its abundant fishing opportunities, enjoyable boating experiences, and scenic camping options, offers a complete outdoor getaway for nature lovers. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful camping retreat, Ruedi Reservoir in Colorado provides a picturesque setting to indulge in your favorite activities while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the reservoir and its surrounding mountainous terrain.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Colorado

Fish Species in Ruedi Reservoir, CO

Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Yellow Perch Kokanee salmon

Ruedi Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rentals: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: 1 VRBO
Concessions: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating on Ruedi Reservoir is a popular activity, allowing visitors to explore the expansive waters and enjoy the stunning mountain views. The reservoir welcomes motorized boats, providing opportunities for water sports and leisurely cruises. Boaters can embark on fishing expeditions, water ski, or simply relax while taking in the surrounding beauty. With multiple boat ramps and a marina available, Ruedi Reservoir ensures easy access to the water and convenient boating experiences.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Ruedi Marina Campground Boat .Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks, and lots of paved parking.

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Camping near Ruedi Reservoir offers a chance to fully immerse oneself in the picturesque surroundings and extend the outdoor adventure. The reservoir provides a variety of camping options, including both developed and primitive campgrounds. Campers can choose from tent sites or RV sites with amenities such as picnic areas, restrooms, and fire pits. Camping in this serene environment allows visitors to wake up to breathtaking views, enjoy hiking trails nearby, and savor the tranquility of the surrounding forested landscapes.

Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks

Dearhamer Campground - 970 927-0107

Little Maud Campground

Rocky Fork Campground

Freeman Mesa Campground

Ruedi Reservoir CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Ruedi Reservoir
US Forest Service
PO Box 948
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970 945-2521


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