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On Public Fishing Areas It Is Unlawful To:

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  • Operate boats on ponds or lakes posted as closed to boats.
  • Operate gas outboard motors unless lake is posted as being open to the use of outboard motors. NOTE: Gas motors, if allowed, must be operated at idle speed only.
  • Consume alcoholic beverages except at campsites on the area. No alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere on Rocky Mountain PFA.
  • Fish in a pond or lake that has been posted “closed.”
  • Fish with any gear other than pole and line.
  • Fish with more than two poles and lines.
  • Use or possess live fish (minnows) for bait, unless otherwise posted.
  • Operate personal watercraft (jet skis), sailboats, or sailboards.
  • Drive on any closed road or block any gate.
  • Camp any place other than designated camping areas. NOTE: Contact the PFA before visiting for regulations regarding camping.
  • Swim, except at Rocky Mountain Recreation and PFA beach.
  • Allow children under 14 years of age to be on PFA without adult supervision.
  • Ride horses in restricted areas or areas not designated as open to equestrian use.
  • Fish at night, unless otherwise posted.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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