Lake Pueblo State Park

Lake Pueblo State Park

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Project Status
Past Project

A large-scale stream habitat improvement project was completed during 2013 and 2014 along the Middle Arkansas River Basin below the Pueblo Dam. The project, a collaboration between Fishing is Fun, the City of Pueblo, Trout Unlimited, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, was designed to improve stream function and fish habitat. RMFI was contacted by Fin-Up Habitat Consultants, Inc., the project management firm overseeing habitat improvement work, to design and construct properly aligned trails to provide bank stabilization and allow suitable river access for anglers. Additionally, RMFI was asked to close and restore improperly aligned and redundant trails to minimize stream damage and stream bank erosion.

RMFI recruited community volunteers and a Mile High Youth Corps Crew to complete high priority trail construction and closure along the Arkansas River near the Valco Ponds below the Lake Pueblo Dam. RMFI constructed or stabilized 7 fishing access trails and closed and restored 7 unsustainable, user- created trails. 


We recognize the following nations, whose traditional territories we worked on at Lake Pueblo State Park:

  • Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) 
  • Cheyenne 
  • Jicarilla Apache 

Get involved

If you are interested in donating your time to this project or other similar projects, please check our calendar for workday opportunities or contact Calla Balliett, our Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator with any questions: 719-471-7736 ext. 4# or