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Wed, May 20


Walmart at US 287 & CO 66

Carter Lake - Impromptu Drive

Come along and drive up to Carter Lake for a picnic lunch. Bring your food and beverage. Mask and chair. Bathrooms probably not open and trees are pretty scarce so come prepared. No RSVP required.

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Carter Lake - Impromptu Drive
Carter Lake - Impromptu Drive

Time & Location

May 20, 2020, 11:00 AM

Walmart at US 287 & CO 66, Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA

About the Event

This is a short drive (~20 miles) up to popular Carter Lake for a socially-destanced picnic. 

Meet Paul Medlicott (303-651-6523, ) and his Copper Red NC in the SW corner of the Walmart parking lot.  There is a $9 per car entrance fee.  If desired, you can extend the drive up to Flatiron Reservoir and eventually to US 34 near Lovelend.

About Carter Laker:


Three miles long and about one mile wide, this beautiful 1,100-acre reservoir is surrounded by 1,000 acres of public lands. It's a great place for fishing, sailing, water skiing, camping, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, and rock climbing.

As part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project to divert water from the west slope to the east slope for drinking water, irrigation, and hydropower generation, the reservoir is jointly operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District who manage water levels for irrigation, municipal, and industry use.   Larimer County manages recreation.

Carter Lake requires entrance and camping permits, and is open year round. At 5,760 feet in elevation, it is nestled in the foothills southwest of Loveland, Colorado, and northwest of Berthoud, Colorado.

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