“The mission at Lake Capote is to develop and manage professional facilities and services providing quality camping, fishing, day-use and other outdoor recreational opportunities for the benefit of Southern Ute Tribal members, their families, and other Lake visitors.”
The Lake Capote Recreation Area is open for fishing, boating, day-use, and overnight camping (tent sites and RV hookups). During the 24/7 schedule (early April – end of October) visitors are welcome at any time and the lake’s staff are typically on duty for check-in and bait shop sales between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Fishing is allowed from sunrise until sunset and a self check-in station is available for visitors arriving either before or after personnel hours (see picture below). RVs and campers may also check-in and buy permits at the self-permitting station.
2019 Operating Schedule
|March 1st - May 31st||Gates are open Thursday - Sunday|
|June 1st - September 29th||Gates are open 7-days/week|
|October 3rd – October 27th||Gates are open Thursday - Sunday|
|Sunday, October 27th||Closing for the season|
Please be advised that operating days and hours are subject to change without notice based upon staffing changes.
2019/2020 Winter schedule and activities TBD
CAMPING DURING THE 4 DAYS-A-WEEK OPERATING SCHEDULES
During the 4 days-a-week periods of operation campers and RVs are welcome to overnight Thursday through Saturday nights but are expected to depart Sunday by close if staying Saturday night.
Scenes from the Lake
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Contact Lake Staff
- Phone: 970-883-2273
- Fax: 970-883-2653
- Contact Form
Div. of Wildlife Administration
- Phone: 970-563-0130
- Fax: 970-563-0305