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Old 05-17-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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I've seen some pics online recently of a body of water can't tell what or where it actually is around Fort Collins w/ Speed Boats and some water fun is this around the area?
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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Most likely horsetooth reservoir. Its right in Fort Collins and is really a nice place to spend the day.... Even not on the water. I was proposed to there so perhaps I am biased anyway- google hoorsetooth I am sure you will see the images you are referring to
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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There are two locations for boating near Fort Collins:

Horsetooth Reservoir is on the west side of town and is managed by Larimer County Parks. It is roughly 7 miles long and maybe a mile wide and has boat ramps at both ends, as well as a marina in the inlet. Camping is available, hiking trails are nearby, and there are two swimming areas.

Boyd Lake is a few miles south of town in Loveland and is part of a State Park. It is more round than Horsetooth. Boat ramps, swim beach, and camping are available here, too.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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What about Carter lake? I think that's one of the biggest in the area.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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Carter is a nice lake as well. It is colder than the others because it is the deepest one.. They are all nice lakes.. For me Boyd gets too busy especially on the jet ski's.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Carter is a nice lake as well. It is colder than the others because it is the deepest one.. They are all nice lakes.. For me Boyd gets too busy especially on the jet ski's.
Are all these lakes man made?
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Northern Colorado
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Are all these lakes man made?
Carter and Horsetooth are both reservoirs, and I believe Boyd is also man-made.
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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All of the lakes along the Front Range are man-made.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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Carter is pretty deep. It takes a good bit of climbing on the bike to get up to the lake (errr Reservoir)....

Is this a good time to talk about the town that was drowned under Horsetooth?
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Windsor
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Is this a good time to talk about the town that was drowned under Horsetooth?


My aunt and uncle owned the marina and store for numerous years while I was growing up (70-80's). I have heard all these stories about the town, the school house that is still "standing", size of fish that could swallow a human, etc.. Was fun listening to all the fishermen stories when they would come into the store..
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