Poudre River Annual Fishing Outing_old

Annual Fishing Outing
on the Cache La Poudre River
2023 Date TBD
Stevens Gulch Picnic Site
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Outdoor Buddies is offering a terrific day of fishing, and we guarantee CATCHING, on the Poudre River. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is helping make this an end of summer adventure for Outdoor Buddies members and their families by stocking some fish for us the day before our outing.

Outdoor Buddies will provide lunch, soft drinks, and fishing assistance for those who want it. There will also be two Actiontrack wheelchairs available if needed.

Important Things to Know:

  • You will need a valid fishing license to fish
  • If you have preferred fishing equipment & tackle please bring along
  • Fly Fishing and Spin Casting equipment will work well
  • If you need to borrow equipment or tackle from Outdoor Buddies, some will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided


About the Cache La Poudre River

The Cache La Poudre River, sometimes called the Poudre River or the Poudre, headwaters are in the Front Range in Larimer County, in the northern part of Rocky Mountain National Park. The river descends eastward in the mountains through the Roosevelt National Forest in Poudre Canyon. It emerges from the foothills north of the city of Fort Collins. It flows eastward across the plains, passing north of the city of Greeley, and flows into the South Platte River approximately 5 miles east of Greeley. The name of the river means “Hide the powder” in French. It refers to an incident in the 1820s when French trappers, caught by a snowstorm, were forced to bury part of their gunpowder along the banks of the river. The river is a popular summer destination for fly fishing, whitewater rafting, tubing, and kayaking in the Poudre Canyon. The fish in the Cache La Poudre River include: rainbow and brown trout. This is where Outdoor Buddies holds an annual fall fishing outing. The outings are held at the US Forest Service’s Stevens Gulch Picnic Site.


The Stevens Gulch picnic site has seven sites, each with a picnic table and fire pit or grill. Campfires are allowed in the fire ring or grate provided. There are vault toilets at the picnic site. There is no fresh water supply at the picnic site.


From Fort Collins take highway 14 west to Teds Place, and take a left. Go 17 and 1/2 miles. Stevens Gulch is two miles west of the tunnel just after mile marker 105. Parking is northwest of the road at the campsite. The site is at an elevation of 6,112.

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Please register for this event with Larry Sanford at 970-218-5356 in advance so that we will know how many persons will be having lunch with us.



Please register in advance for this event with Larry Sanford at 970-218-5356

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