Crystal Creek Reservoir

I was down in Colorado Springs over Memorial Day so I figured I’d try and squeeze some fishing in. We went to Crystal Creek Reservoir in the North Slope Recreation Area. It’s really close to Colorado Springs, less than 1/2 hour with reasonable traffic. The drive up has great views, especially once you’re in the recreation area. It cost $4 per person to get in. It was very accessible and pretty crowded, though not as bad as it could have been considering the holiday weekend. Not a single bite on the fly rods, but we managed to get a couple hits on a reel. I probably wouldn’t go back unless I needed to kill an afternoon. The area is scenic and nice, but the fishing isn’t that great.

Great view of mountains
Great views from the lake


Beautiful Clouds
We got lucky and the weather was perfect.


Easy walking and casting around the entire shore