Homestake Reservoir Boat Ramp Day Use Area

Homestake Reservoir was reopened in the fall of 2014. It is open to non-motorized, hand-launched boats only.

This area is at the end of Forest Road 703. It is a very primitive gravel ramp and often requires the user to carry their boat on very uneven surfaces to the water. The last mile or so of the road is steep and rough, requiring 4WD. The reservoir is currently closed to all trailers and motorized boats. You may carry a non-motorized boat to the water.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Red Cliff

General Information

Directions: Travel west from Vail on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn. Exit here and head south on US 24 for about 13 miles to Homestake Road, FSR 703. Proceed southwest about 10 miles on this improved dirt road, past the Gold Park Campground. Continue past the Missouri Creek Road another couple miles before reaching a fork in the road. Take a left at this fork, where the road becomes much steeper and rougher, requiring 4wd, to reach the reservoir about 1/2 mile further.

Recreation Map

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Homestake Reservoir and Homestake Creek
Fish Species trout
Special Designations The Colorado Division of Wildlife sets fishing regulations. Obtain their Colorado Fishing Regulations handbook for regulations.
Water Temperature cold

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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