Reservoir is located three miles south of Parshall Colorado off U.S.
Hwy 40. The Reservoir has 1,860 surface acres and 15.8 miles of
The reservoir is fed
by two major tributaries, the Colorado River system and the Williams
in a diverse Rocky Mountain setting, this reservoir has proven to be
an outstanding coldwater fishery due to the natural forage base and
its prime habitat. Various species of trout i.e. Rainbows, Browns,
Cutthroat and Mackinaw can all be found prowling these waters. The Kokanee salmon are abundant and anglers in late autumn can usually
fill a bag limit. Williams Fork is also an excellent Northern pike
fishery. The lake holds a reputation for the state record in Northern
pike measuring at 43.5 inches, and weighing in at 30.6 lbs.
species of fish can be harvested at Williams Fork Reservoir because it
provides a diverse underwater habitat allowing each species to prosper
in it’s own choice of environment, therefore resulting in the growth
of many healthy fish. Ice fishing is popular and provides anglers an
opportunity during the winter months.
||Cold Water Fishing
||Stocked by the
Colorado Division of Wildlife. Northern pike 26-34 inches must be
returned to water immediately.
||Two boat ramps are
available, one at the Eastside campground, and one at Peninsula
Current water elevations at Williams Fork
||The Reservoir is full
at elevation 7811'. The boat ramps are unusable for most
motorized craft at elevation 7790'.
||The majority of camp
sites are set-up for trailer or RV camping. The inlet and a few
sites on the peninsula are conducive to tent camping.
||Several areas around
the reservoir are marked for day use activities. Picnic tables are
||Day Use Areas –
Parking for fishing and reservoir access. Parking along south and
west sides of reservoir. No overnight parking allowed.
seasonal information posted as needed for safety.