Douglas Reservoir, often also called Douglas Lake, is a State Wildlife Area just north of Fort Collins in Larimer County, off county road 60.
The reservoir’s big attraction truly is the wildlife: lots of birds, including pelicans and herons, and plenty of fish, mainly trout and carp, which in the wetlands on the north end, you can see “climbing” out of the water. My footage of a carp doing just that was from a little too far away, so I didn’t think it worth including.
Douglas Reservoir is a great place to go for a boat ride or to lounge on the east side beaches with a view of the Rocky Mountains Foothills on the other side of the lake – and of course for fishing. So we took our boat Slow Ride out for an afternoon and early evening of fishing and filming. It was both so invigorating and relaxing at the same time that we all left happy, if a bit sleepy, even Whiskey dog as you can see in the video.
I can’t wait for next summer to spend more time on Douglas Lake…
You can look at more photos from this video shoot on my personal blog: Photos from Douglas Lake, Colorado