Effective June 1, 2016, and before our pond is stocked with new fish this year, anyone (16 years and older) fishing at the ECHPOA pond, officially Church Fork Reservoir, on Elk Creek Drive or in the creek below must now obtain a Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing License. These areas are still on private property for members only. You must also still be an ECHPOA member and pay for the annual fishing permit. ECHPOA fishing badges must still be visibly displayed while fishing.
We were recently contacted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Special Licensing, to determine if ECHPOA wanted to retain our Private Lake License and if it was possible for them to validate the continued licensing. After many discussions and serious consideration, we unfortunately will not be able to retain our Private Lake License. It would be physically and financially impossible for ECHPOA to comply with all legal requirements, such as providing a “receipt” to anyone transporting fish, dead or alive, outside of our community, installing screening to prevent fish from entering or leaving licensed lake, and paying an additional annual fee to continue restricting fishing in our pond to members only and not opening it up to the general public.
The annual fee to obtain a state fishing license is $26 for resident, $56 for non-residents, $1 for seniors (64 years or older), or $9 for one-day. For more information about fees and how to obtain a license, go to:
Requirements for Private Lake License can be found at:
We regret being forced to make this decision.