Poudre Ponds Recreational Fishery

Greeley, Colorado

At the intersection of 35th Avenue and the Poudre River, on the northern edge of Greeley, is one of Greeley’s newest recreational areas, the Poudre Ponds Recreational Fishery.

Trailhead for the Poudre River Trail

From Greeley, go North on 35th Avenue. At 0.34 miles North of the intersection with West F Street, you will turn right into the entrance to the Fishery. Take an immediate left and drive 1/4 mile to the parking area. Here you can access the trail to go East or West. There is a restroom for your convenience, but no running water.

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The City of Greeley invites you to enjoy this unique park that has been funded in part by Colorado anglers through the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s “Fishing is Fun” program and the Federal Sports Fishing Restoration Program. It has taken nearly four years to realize the goal of creating a public recreational fishery that would benefit the community by keeping anglers close to home.

This area along the Poudre river includes a parking area with a restroom, a boat ramp, picnic areas, and ADA piers. Boating is allowed for gas-free boats under 17 feet in length. Boating and fishing permits are required.


The City of Greeley Water and Sewer Department purchased this site as a mined gravel pit in 2001 and converted it to water storage in 2004. Collaboration between the Greeley Parks Department and the Water and Sewer Department has resulted in this opportunity to offer a unique recreational site for Greeley and the surrounding area.