Access by county road north from Berthoud, Colorado. Very near Loveland.
BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Developments include 5 campgrounds with 151 campsites and 3 boat-launch ramps. A concession-operated public marina located at the north end of the lake (970.667.1062). A concession for members only (Sail Club) is operated on the northwest shore of the lake.The reservoir has approximately 1,144 water surface acres, 910 land acres and 8 miles of shoreline. Access is good. Primary recreation activities include fishing, camping, power boating, and sailing. A handicap accessible trail has been constructed at the south shore.Water levels are low in late summer because of seasonal drawdown. Larimer County Parks operates a small visitor center at the lake that provides recreation irmation and issues recreation permits. A hiking trail exists along the west side of the lake. Primary sport fish include rainbow trout, kokanee, brown trout, splake, walleye, yellow perch, bluegill, salmon, and largemouth bass. A public swim beach and snack bar/restaurant are available. Carter Lake Dam and Reservoir are features of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Current Reservoir levels.