Prior to fishing at these lakes, make sure that you have the appropriate licenses and are familiar with the governing agency's fishing regulations for that particular lake.

Colorado Regulations

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Colorado Division of Wildlife
(800) 244-5613

Crawford Reservoir (Map #19)

Located in northwest of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Crawford Reservoir is managed by the Colorado State Parks.
Crawford State Park
40468 Hwy 92
Crawford, CO, 81415
(970) 921-5721
➠ Directions (Google Map)


Boating Hiking
Horseback Riding Hunting
OHV Riding ATV Riding
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, OHV riding, water and winter recreations.


Visitor center, two boat ramps, two campgrounds with restrooms and showers, RV dump station, individual and group picnic areas, swimming beach, and hiking trails.

Iron Creek Campground
Visitor Center Boat Ramp
Camping Group Camping
Restrooms Showers
RV Dump Swimming
Campground has a self-serve fee station, 45 campsites (18 with shelters), two restrooms with showers, boat ramp, RV dump station, and ADA accessible fishing ramp.

Clear Fork Campground has a self-serve fee station, 20 campsites (8 with shelters, 5 designated for tent camping), two restrooms (one with showers), and boat ramp.


Daily park pass and camping fees. Fishing license is required from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


Fishing Ice Fishing
Known as a quality perch and crappie fishery, anglers may also reel in a channel catfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, or rainbow trout.

Fishing License

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
(800) 244-5613

Water Recreation

Boating Sailing Jet Skiing
Water Skiing Wind surfing Swimming
Water recreation includes motor boating, fishing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, sailboarding, swimming, and water skiing.

Winter Recreation

Cross Country Skiing Snow Mobiling Snow Shoeing
Cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snowtubing, and winter camping.