: Red Feather Lakes: As of 2/8/2018 all of the lakes have ice cover. Ice thickness is around 8 inches depending on the lake and location on the lake. When venturing out on the ice, keep an eye out for any open water, and especially stay away from the islands and large rock outcroppings that tend to have the thinnest ice. Parvin, Dowdy and West lakes are located on the east side of town. Bellaire Lake is a bit further south off of CR 162 and there is a short walk into the lake. Bellaire is 10 acres and has rainbow trout around 10 inches. Dowdy Lake is 115 acres. Dowdy had a flare-up of anchor worm earlier this summer that causes red sores on the side of fish. This does not affect the meat and these fish are safe to eat when properly cooked. West Lake is 25 acres and fishing is typically good with small jigs for both browns and rainbows. Parvin is 63 acres and fishing is typically more challenging, but browns and rainbows there are in excellent shape generally ranging 12-16 inches. Note that Parvin is fly and lure only and has a different bag limit from other lakes in the area. For updated fishing reports and ice conditions
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The town of Red Feather Lakes is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains 10
miles south of the Wyoming border and about 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins.
Of the fourteen lakes in the area six are open to the public for fishing and
boating. Some of the lakes are in the Roosevelt National Forest and others on
private land. (more fishing Red