Fishing in paradise!


A multitude of rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer anglers endless hours of quality fishing in and around Pagosa Springs. From warm, lower-elevation waters stocked with catfish, bass, perch and pan fish, to higher cool and cold-water lakes, creeks and ponds teaming with pike, kokanee salmon and a variety of trout, the fishing in few other destinations equals that of Pagosa Country.

Adding to our thriving natural fish population, the Pagosa Quality Fishing Project stocks the San Juan River with trout during the summer. Each summer, more and more anglers catch fish weighing up to 10 pounds in the heart of downtown Pagosa.

Our Waters

Lake Capote

The Lake Capote Recreation Area is open for fishing, boating, day-use, and overnight camping (tent sites and RV hookups). During the 24/7 schedule (early April – end of October) visitors are welcome at any time and the lake’s staff are typically on duty for check-in and bait shop sales between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Fishing is allowed from sunrise until sunset and a self check-in station is available for visitors arriving either before or after personnel hours (see picture below).  RVs and campers may also check-in and buy permits at the self-permitting station.

398 Hwy 151 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-883-2273

Bruce Spruce Ranch

Come and experience the majestic mountain views and charming, rustic log cabins. Come and fish our clean ponds chock full of trout. Ride horses, hike through the beautiful San Juan mountains, or just relax on a porch swing and soak in the breath taking wonders around you.

231 West Fork Rd Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-5374

Williams Creek Reservoir

A gorgeous lake nestled against the San Juan Mountains.

Hiking, fishing, a scenic picnic. Williams Creek Reservoir is one of Pagosa's most accessible, scenic locales. Spend a day, spend the weekend. You won't be disappointed.

FS 640 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
877-444-6777

Navajo State Park

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Navajo State Park is Colorado's Answer to Lake Powell. Navajo Reservoir Extends for 20 miles South into New Mexico.

Boaters and campers enjoy the park year-round. Sailors, house boaters​​ and other power boaters cruise some of the 15,000 surface-acres of the giant reservoir. Daily and seasonal slip and mooring ball rentals, boat rentals and gasoline for boats are available at the park’s Two Rivers Marina.

Navajo features 138 campsites; most sites are open year-round. Fishing​ enthusiasts catch crappie, large-mouth and small-mouth bass, northern pike, trout, bluegill and catfish in the reservoir.​

1526 County Rd 982 Arboles, CO 81121
970-883-2208

Echo Canyon Reservoir

Guides

High Country Fishing Charters

. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 946-5229

Let it Fly

132 Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-3189

Ski and Bow Rack

365 E. Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-2370

Regulations / Licenses / Supplies

City Market

Health Food Store. Cheese Shop. Meat Wholesaler. Farmers Market. Fish Market. Bakery. Deli. Florist. Your uptown Pagosa Springs grocery store. Call us for birthday cakes and catering options too!

165 Country Center Dr. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-731-6000

Goodman's Department Store

Serving visitors and locals alike for 5 generations and more than 100 years!

Our historic department store is located at the corner of 4th and Main Street (also known as Pagosa Street) in the heart of downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We were founded in 1899, and are still family-owned and operated five generations later!

We invite you to discover our Western hospitality and large selection of clothing, boots, accessories and home decor! Stop in and say hello!

404 Main St Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-5460

Let it Fly

132 Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
(970) 264-3189

Ski and Bow Rack

365 E. Pagosa Street Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-2370

Summit Ski & Sports

We are a full service ski & snowboard rental shop. Our services include sport and demo rentals, snowshoes, cross country skis, hot waxing, tunes, and other repairs. Our customers can purchase clothing and accessories for protection from the elements or take home a souvenir Wolf Creek Colorado t-shirt or sweatshirt. In the summer we carry a variety of outdoor clothing and footwear including flip flops and river shoes. We are a disc golf info center providing discs for rent or purchase--stop by and pick up a map of the Reservoir Hill course. When the river is flowing around 400cfs we also rent river tubes to float down the San Juan River.

172 E. Pagosa St. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-2456

Terry's Colorado Home Supply - Ace Hardware

525 Navajo Trail Drive Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-731-4022

Walmart

211 Aspen Village Drive Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-731-9001

Rocky Mountain Knives

150 Pagosa St. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-264-1372

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages the state parks system and the wildlife of the U.S. State of Colorado. The division currently manages the 41 state parks and 307 wildlife areas of Colorado.

151 East 16th Street Durango, CO 81301
970-247-0855

Lake Capote

The Lake Capote Recreation Area is open for fishing, boating, day-use, and overnight camping (tent sites and RV hookups). During the 24/7 schedule (early April – end of October) visitors are welcome at any time and the lake’s staff are typically on duty for check-in and bait shop sales between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Fishing is allowed from sunrise until sunset and a self check-in station is available for visitors arriving either before or after personnel hours (see picture below).  RVs and campers may also check-in and buy permits at the self-permitting station.

398 Hwy 151 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-883-2273

Navajo State Park

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Navajo State Park is Colorado's Answer to Lake Powell. Navajo Reservoir Extends for 20 miles South into New Mexico.

Boaters and campers enjoy the park year-round. Sailors, house boaters​​ and other power boaters cruise some of the 15,000 surface-acres of the giant reservoir. Daily and seasonal slip and mooring ball rentals, boat rentals and gasoline for boats are available at the park’s Two Rivers Marina.

Navajo features 138 campsites; most sites are open year-round. Fishing​ enthusiasts catch crappie, large-mouth and small-mouth bass, northern pike, trout, bluegill and catfish in the reservoir.​

1526 County Rd 982 Arboles, CO 81121
970-883-2208