Lake Capote Recreation Area



Lake Capote closure notice


Due to COVID19, access to Lake Capote at this time is open only to enrolled Southern Ute Tribal Members and their immediate families.

All visitors much check-in at the Bait Shop window for permitting.  Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting Lake Capote and stay 6 feet away from others.  Also, please note the following:

  • Fishing has been restricted to shoreline and docks. No boating allowed at this time.
  • Campground restrooms/showers are not available, but lakeside outhouses are open.
  • The Bait Shop is closed to foot traffic, but limited sales are available through the window.

Modified Schedule Until Further Notice
Thursday – Friday – Saturday – Sunday
Bait Shop Service Hours:  Sunrise to Sunset

If you have questions, please call the Lake Manager at 970-883-2273 or the Southern Ute Wildlife Division at 970-563-0130.  Thank you for understanding.