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Boating & Fishing

North Sterling

As of April 14, boats that have undergone inspection can be put in the water at North Sterling State Park . (Courtesy Journal Advocate) STERLING – North Sterling State Park has opened for boating. Due to early season conditions, boaters must keep a lookout for possible floating debris and always be aware that unmarked hazards may exist. If debris or hazards are discovered, please notify the park staff. Before boating, check that your vessel has all of the required safety items on board.
All trailered vessels must go through an aquatic nuisance species (ANS) inspection prior to launching. The boat inspections are required prior to launch, so stop by the park office for more information. If you wish to boat outside of inspection hours, you must obtain a seal from a certified ANS boat inspector and go through the proper pre-inspection procedure. Remember to always clean, drain and dry your vessel to help prevent the spread of ANS.
North Sterling State Park, located in the northeastern Colorado town of Sterling, is a boater’s paradise offering nearly 3,000 acres of pristine waters. The large, deep reservoir provides water related activities throughout summer months. An additional 2,800 acres of land support a wide variety of recreational activities, including bird-watching, wildlife viewing, hiking and more. The region is home to a diversity of wildlife and has a rich historical heritage. Additional information on North Sterling State Park is available
Prewitt Reservoir
With 900 acres of water, Prewitt Reservoir offers bird-watching, fishing and hunting. Fish include trout, wiper, yellow perch, crappie, largemouth bass, channel catfish, white bass, saugeye and walleye. The entire lake is wakeless but there are no motor restrictions and the lake has a boat ramp.
Every person 19 -64 must purchase a habitat stamp before entering onto the site. Habitat stamps are $5 with hunting or fishing license or $10 a person without a license. Stamps can be purchased through a licensed vendor, online at or by calling (800)244-5613.