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Green Mountain Reservoir/Cataract Lake



AUG 7, 2018
WELCOME TO SUMMER IN THE ROCKIES!
ESCAPE THE FRONT RANGE HEAT.
COME ON UP!

STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS NOW IN EFFECT.
CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED IN CAMPGROUND METAL RINGS - ONLY.
OPEN FIRES NOT IN RINGS NOT ALLOWED.
CHARCOAL GRILLS NOT ALLOWED.
GAS GRILLS ALLOWED.

CAMPGROUNDS OPEN

LITTLE COUNTRY CORNER STORE
AT MELODY LODGE
OPEN
COME CHECK OUT OUR
END OF SEASON SALE -
BUY ONE GET ONE 1/2 OFF
IN MOST OF STORE!

HEENEY MARINA OPEN

MASTER BAIT & TACKLE AND
CHANCE LIQUOR
OPEN

NOTICE - EFFECTIVE AUG 7, SUMMIT COUNTY AND ALL FOREST SERVICE LANDS ARE UNDER STAGE 1 FIRE BAN.
STAGE 2 RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED.
CAMPFIRES ALLOWED IN CAMPGROUND METAL RINGS.
NO OPEN FIRES ANYWHERE ELSE.
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners reduced the level of fire restrictions in Summit County from Stage 2 to Stage 1, effective Aug. 7.

Under Stage 1 restrictions, open fires are prohibited, except in permanent fire pits or fire grates in developed campgrounds. Explosives and fireworks are also prohibited under Stage 1 restrictions.
“The current conditions indicate that our fire danger has decreased to the point where we feel comfortable moving out of Stage 2 restrictions, which significantly limit a broad range of activities," Summit County Commissioner Thomas Davidson said. "Nevertheless, the risk of wildfire is not behind us, so we need people to use common sense and to be diligent in abiding by the Stage 1 restrictions that are now in place.” OUR FORESTS AND OUR HOMES AND BUSINESSES.  THANK YOU.
Stage 1 fire restrictions prohibit building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire. An open fire is defined as any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, bonfires or prescribed burns of any material. Smoking is prohibited, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

Fires are allowed in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates within developed recreation sites, such as campgrounds and picnic areas. Also allowed are portable stoves and lanterns that use gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel, and fully enclosed sheepherder stoves with one-quarter-inch spark arrester screens.

Stage 1 fire restrictions allow for the use of charcoal grills, gas grills and chimeneas on private property. Charcoal grills and barbecues are not allowed on U.S. Forest Service land, including campgrounds and picnic areas.

"It's important that a responsible adult maintains constant supervision for any permitted uses," County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier said. "And when you're done, be sure to extinguish the fire completely and be sure that any coals are cool to the touch before you leave the immediate area."

Even though Summit County's fire danger is now lower now than it was earlier in the summer, fire restrictions may remain in place for many weeks, depending on conditions. Summit County works closely with the White River National Forest to ensure consistency in fire restrictions on local and federal lands, to the greatest extent possible.

"Things can change quickly in the mountains, so we need everyone to remain vigilant about wildfire prevention," Summit Fire & EMS Chief Jeff Berino said. "In early to mid-September, Summit County typically enters a second burn season, when frost cures the grass and the leaves start to fall. So it's possible that we'll need to keep local fire restrictions in effect until we start to get some snow."

BE RESPONSIBLE!!
BE SURE TO PUT ALL CAMPFIRES OUT!
DEAD OUT!
(MANY FIRES IN LAST COUPLE YEARS HAVE STARTED BY UNATTENDED CAMPFIRES NOT COMPLETELY OUT.)
PUT OUT YOUR CAMPFIRE!! DEAD OUT!!

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WATER TIP
COME PREPARED - FILL RV WATER TANKS AND WATER BOTTLES BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE LAKE.  THERE IS NO WATER AVAILABLE ANYWHERE AROUND THE LAKE EXCEPT TO PURCHASE BOTTLED WATER.



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 THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
ON HEENEY RD 30
ASK THAT YOU PLEASE
OBEY THE 35 MPH SPEED LIMIT.
SPEEDING AND PASSING THROUGH
THE MELODY LODGE CABINS AND THE TOWN OF HEENEY
IS UNSAFE, ILLEGAL, RUDE  AND IRRESPONSIBLE.  
PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE.






FOR BOAT RENTAL AND SLIP RESERVATIONS
AT HEENEY MARINA
CALL
 970-724-9441.




ALSO KNOW
we have PIKE! we do not want PIKE in the lake!! CPW will pay $20 bounty for all PIKE caught in the lake.
and
DOW INCREASED THE LAKE TROUT LIMIT  ON GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR TO 8, IN ADDITION TO 4 OTHER TROUT.

PLEASE VISIT OUR BOATING AND FISHING INFO PAGE FOR MORE FISH INFO.





WEATHER TIP: IF YOU ARE CHECKING WEATHER PREDICTIONS ONLINE,
BE SURE TO CHECK FOR KREMMLING, ZIP CODE 80459.
WE ARE MUCH MORE SIMILAR TO KREMMLING WEATHER THAN SILVERTHORNE DUE TO OUR LOWER ELEVATION.




.The reservoir was built to replace water to the Colorado River that gets sent to the Front Range through the Big Thompson Project. It is a storage reservoir so the levels will flucuate as water is called for on the Western Slope.
The Green Mountain Reservoir and Cataract Lake and Falls recreation areas are under the management of the US Forest Service. For questions related to camp grounds, you can contact The Dillon Ranger District office in Silverthorne - 970-468-5400.
Green Mountain Reservoir and Cataract Lake recreation opportunities -
boating, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, ice fishing, hiking, camping.
South end of GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR
Looking west from Green Mountain There really is a Green Mountain
A summer evening ,during the week, at the inlet
Cataract Lake & Falls Bridge across Cataract Creek
This website is not a US Forest Service website. This website is owned and maintained by Melody Lodge Cabins. All comments or questions about this site can be directed to melodylg@colorado.net.