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Nichols Reservoir Fishing Site

Elevation: 8,720 Feet (2718.2 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canon City
Recommended Season: Summer
Vehicle Accessibility: none users must hike to lake




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General Description

A foot path leads from the Dikeside parking lot of Rampart Reservoir to Nichols Reservoir (seen here in the backround)
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
A foot path leads from the Dikeside parking lot of Rampart Reservoir to Nichols Reservoir (seen here in the backround)
Nichols Reservoir, another anglers favorite, is located east of Rampart
Reservoir. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout and Snake River cutthroat. Bait fishing is permitted. Public access to Nichols Reservoir is by foot only and is accessed by trail (.5 miles long) from the parking area at Dikeside Boat Ramp. This area is only for day-use fishing, and camping is not permitted at this reservoir. Many special rules apply to this fishing site because it is a reservoir for public drinking water. Please see rules and regulations.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Travel west on Highway 24 approximately 18 miles to Woodland Park. At the stoplight immediately before the McDonald's turn right. Travel on this road (Baldwin -Rampart Range Road) passed the schools around a corner to an intersection with Forest Road 300. Turn right on to 300 and follow signs to the reservoir. Park in the Dikeside Boat Ramp parking and follow trail 709 to Nichols Reservoir.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: JAMEY NICHOLS (CASTLE OCK, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: AMAZING! JUST SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE! EASY ENOUGH FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY-WE SPENT FATHERS DAY FISHING, AND EVERYONE OF US---DOWN TO MY 4 YR OLD NEICE WAS REELING THEM IN! I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO BRINGING FRIENDS BACK---GREAT DAY TRIP!
Conditions: EASY TO FOLLOW, WELL MAINTAINED TRAIL
Water Availability: 1 CANTEEN OF WATER IS PLENTY---QUICK HIKE!
Recommended Clothing: WEAR SHOES WITH SOME GOOD GRIP---GRAVEL AREAS WERE QUITE SLIPPERY
Suggested Accessories: MY TRUSTY COMPANION (CHOPPER),BACKPACK & FISHING POLE



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Nichols Trail
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Nichols Reservoir
Yes



Related Activities
Boatmans Family Picnic Ground - Boatman's Picnic Ground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

BPW Nature Trail - BPW Nature Trail (#712) was a project of the Business and Professional Women and is an interpretive trail designed for wheelchairs with signing in Braille.

Dikeside Boat Launch - Dikeside Boat Launch is located on the eastern shore of Rampart Reservoir. A variety of recreation opportunities on and off the water exist from this site.

Meadow Ridge Campground - Meadow Ridge Campground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

Promontory Family Picnic Ground - Promontory Picnic Ground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

Rampart Reservoir Trail - Rampart Reservoir Trail #700 is open to foot, horse and mountain bike traffic. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. It is a loop trail that traverses Rampart Reservoir`s shoreline.

Thunder Ridge Campground - Thunder Ridge Campground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, 104 South Cascade Ave, Suite 104 , Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, Phone: 800-888-4748, Fax: 719-635-4968

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