|Name of Lake
||Contact City Hall for permission.
||Check with Ranger or pick up brochures at marina to identify dive areas.
||West of Loveland/Berthoud
||Permit Required-check with Ranger or pick up brochure at marina to identify
|Jefferson Lake Reservoir
||Jefferson Colorado (other side of Kenosha Pass) off Highway 285
||Beautiful setting at the base of a mountain, 10,000 elevation, clean
and really cold water, approx. 2hr. drive; trout, pike; visibility
10-15 feet; only two access points; depth drops very deep; giant rocks/boulders
(fun for divers); tons of fisherman (be nice to them!)
||Leadville, West of Leadville on road 9C
||20' visibility 55° F in August; elevation 9,500; shallow rocky and
gravel areas; watch out for fisherman and fish hooks; easy access, lots
of parking; approximately 2.5 hours from Denver.
|Chatfield Reservoir / King Fisher Ponds
||Average depth-20 feet; limited visibility 2-10 feet; surface temp - upper
60's in summer; bottom temp low 60's in summer; lots of crayfish, two toilets,
one fire hydrant, one small boat, easy access.
||Has reserved area just for diving, average depth - 30 feet; visibility
4-25 feet; has a twin engine beach craft to dive on (30 ft deep) Surface
temp upper 60's in summer bottom upper 50's to lower 60's; tons of crayfish
and many carp; access to the area is a bit challenging
||7 Miles west of Pueblo, on Highway 50
||Best if you dive around Memorial Day.
|Twin Lakes Reservoir
||15 Miles South of Leadville, on Highway 24
||On the Colorado and New Mexico border 35 Miles SW of Pagosa Springs on
||West on Hwy 285 to Bailey then South 11 miles Phone: 303-838-5496.
||Private residence with private campground - $4 daily fee for campground
and lake. Separate scuba beach