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

La Jara Reservoir (Map #13)

Located approx. 35 miles southwest of Alamosa CO, La Jara Reservoir is managed by the Colorado State Parks as part of a State Wildlife Area (SWA).
Monte Vista Office
0722 South Road 1 East
Monte Vista, CO 81144
(719) 587-6900
➠ Directions (Google Map)


Hunting Wildlife Viewing
Hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing.


Primitive Camping Boat Ramp
Restrooms Water
Primitive camping, restrooms with vault toilets, drinking water, and boat ramp.


No park fees.
Fishing license is required from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


Fishing at the lake is considered poor due to variations in water level. Fish that are caught include brook and cutthroat trout.

Fishing License

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
(800) 244-5613


This area is better known for hunting deer, elk, bear and water fowl.

Water Recreation

Water recreation is limited to small craft boating and fishing when water levels permit.