Sweetwater Reservoir Shoreline Fishing
Please note that fishing programs are subject to closure at any time due to elevated fire conditions, inclement weather or any other safety concerns.
Only shoreline fishing is allowed along a 2.5-mile stretch on the south side of Sweetwater Reservoir. Fishing access is open Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Times are adjusted seasonally.
October through February
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March through September
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sweetwater Reservoir fishing is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and is closed for the following major holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4
- Labor Day
- The day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- $5 per adult
- $2 per child under 16 (must be with an adult)
- $3 per car for non-fishing visitors
Note: fishing fees are in effect
Quagga Mussel Prevention
No live freshwater bait, including shiners, crawdads, etc. To prevent the further spread of Quagga Mussels, Sweetwater Authority has banned the use of live bait from freshwater sources at Loveland and Sweetwater Reservoirs. The ban does not apply to mealworms, redworms, crickets, etc.