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      About Nelson Reservoir
      About Nelson Reservoir
      Located in Fort Collins Colorado

      Nelson Reservoir is a total of 39 acres in size and resides in Larimer County.

      On the Water

      Fishing is an avid pastime here on Nelson Reservoir. Species often include White Crappie, Bluegill, and Largemouth Bass.


      There are a variety of restaurants nearby that offer visitors a great time. Island Grill is only 5 minutes away from the reservoir and it serves up amazing tropical food and offers great service. This restaurant is a local favorite and popular among visitors. Rise is also a local favorite and offers guests a gourmet homey breakfast served with a smile. The atmosphere is jovial and guests are made to feel like family. This restaurant is only 4 minutes away from Nelson Reservoir.

      Nelson Reservoir is a great location for avid golfers. There are a variety of courses to choose from that offer gorgeous courses and challenging holes. Collindale Golf Course is only 6 minutes away from the Reservoir and South Ridge Golf Course is only 10 minutes away. Other courses include Fort Collins Country Club, Adriel Hills Golf Course, and Mountain Vista Greens Golf.

      Nelson Reservoir is also surrounded by activities the whole family will enjoy. Fort Fun is only 10 minutes away and offers go-karts, mini golf, and even skating. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is 12 minutes away and offers an interactive learning experience centered around science that is perfect for all ages. Fossil Creek Park is only 12 minutes away and is a great place to take the kids. It has a prehistoric-themed playground and horseshoe pits.

      Hospitals and Transportation

      UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital is less than 10 minutes away from Nelson Reservoir and the Northern Colorado Regional Airport is less than 20 minutes away.


      Nelson Reservoir is a beautiful place, do not miss your chance to experience this lake on your next visit.