Ruedi Reservoir boat ramp dock out of the water

September 23, 2021

Water levels are low at Ruedi Reservoir, causing the boat ramp dock to be below the paved surface and in the mud. Because of this, the boat ramp dock will be out of the water for the rest of the boating season.

The boat ramp remains open for those willing to launch without a dock.

“Given the low water levels across the reservoir and the amount of mud on the ramp, we are urging boaters to use extreme caution both when launching and when on the water,” said Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Kevin Warner.

Mandatory boat inspections are required to help prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels in Colorado reservoirs, including Ruedi Reservoir. Aquatic nuisance inspections are planned to continue at the Ruedi boat ramp through Oct. 31, daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Inspectors will be unable to decontaminate any infested boats if the temperature is below 40 degrees.

For more information about the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District, call 970-963-2266 or visit

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