Horsetooth Reservoir is one of the busiest boating destinations in Colorado, and the South Bay Boat Ramp at Horsetooth Reservoir often reaches capacity on weekends and holidays during the hotter months. 

To inform visitors of parking conditions and boat traffic at the South Bay ramp before they visit the reservoir, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources installed a webcam showing the ramp and water. The webcam feed is live and displayed on the department’s website.
The South Bay Boat Ramp webcam can be viewed at, along with webcams showing parking conditions at the Horsetooth Mountain and Devil’s Backbone trailheads.
2018 hours of operation at Larimer County's reservoir parks & boat ramps from April 1-30, 2018 are:
Horsetooth Reservoir County Park
  • South Bay ramp: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Sunday
  • Inlet Bay ramp: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Satanka ramp: Closed
Carter Lake County Park
  • North ramp: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 7 days a week
  • South Shore ramp: Closed
  • North Pines ramp: Closed
Boat ramp hours for Pinewood Reservoir follow those for Carter Lake. Pinewood Reservoir works on a boat seal system. Boats need to be inspected before coming to Pinewood Reservoir. A boat can be pre-inspected at nearby Carter Lake or other boat ramps in Colorado, where the boater will receive a boat seal and seal receipt, which are required to launch at Pinewood.
Stay tuned for updates on hours starting May 1 and additional boat ramps opening. For the up-to-date schedule of boat ramp hours, visit
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