U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Lower Eagle River|
THE LOWER EAGLE RIVER (PUBLIC ACCESS)
SQUAW CREEK WATER TREATMENT PLANT - A wide flat gravel launch area with plenty of parking provides for a major take-out site for floaters along the county road. No toilets or facilities.
BELLYACHE SITE- Very steep dirt road access to river for fishing and floating along Highway 6 with limited parking. No facilities.
UTE CREEK - Small parking turnout with walk in river access for fishing and picnicking. Great rivers stop for floaters. No facilities.
TRESTLE BRIDGE RAPIDS CLASS III - Hazardous in high flood flows, creating low clearance to float under Railroad Bridge. Best to float between the two piers.
WOLCOTT CAMPGROUND - Gravel parking with dirt roads leads to fishing and picnicking areas. Undeveloped camping with a primitive boat launching area. Toilets are available. Rock climbers enjoy scaling boulders.
RED CANYON AREA - Outstanding geologic features. Fishing with no facilities.
INTERSTATE RAPID (CLASS III) - Scouting advised along turnout on Highway 6.
DEAD COW RAPID (CLASS III / IV) - Scouting advised along turnout on Highway 6.
EAGLE RIVER LEASE /OLD HWY 6 BRIDGE SITE - Gravel parking at turnout along Highway 6 for fishing from Red Canyon to North Shore.
EAGLE INFORMATION CENTER - Along frontage road off of I-70. Information and visitor center. Parking with boat launching area. Fishing and picnicking. Toilets and trashcans are available.
ROCK DAM HAZARD - Scouting advised along upper fair grounds parking area.
EAGLE COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS - Take frontage road off I-70 pass the fairgrounds and turn left at first road to the left with posted warning sign. Gravel parking with small launching and take-out area. Be aware the take-out is immediately below Footbridge. Pull hard to river right to access ramp. Picnicking and fishing access. Toilets are available.
GYPSUM PONDS- Parking with dirt roads to Division of Wildlife fishing ponds. Day use only. Excellent for viewing waterfowl.
GYPSUM CAMPGROUND - Gravel roads with primitive walk in fishing and camping. No facilities.
HORSE PASTURE - Gravel parking with walk in fishing and picnicking. Day use only. No facilities.
LAVA FLOW - Dirt road to primitive boat ramp with picnicking. Day use only. Caution: Hazardous basalt rock in river can puncture rafts. Be careful while floating this section.
DOTSERO, COLORADO RIVER - Exit 133 from I-70 to gravel parking area. Fishing, launching and take-out area. No facilities.
The Eagle River from Gore Creek to the Colorado River at Dottier has a two trout limit. Fly-fishing has become most popular along this river.
The Division of Wildlife has a stretch of fishing lease along the Eagle River between Wolcott and Eagle. Be sure to read the fishing lease access signs carefully, because a great deal of the Eagle River runs through private land. It is extremely important for fishermen to know exactly where to legally fish.