Rules and Regs for North Gateway Park

Eastern Pond

Eastern Pond

There have been only a few incidents that required a police presence at North Gateway Park since last year and that was mostly because people were fishing on private property before ownership was transferred to the city.


It helps to know the rules of the road for any public area, especially now that the park is becoming more popular with area residents.  With that in mind the City of Lamar and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will post some basic rules around the park for all to follow, and most are of the common sense variety.


There is fishing, but swimming and hunting are prohibited.  Keep off the ice during a freeze.  Open fires or burn pits are not allowed, but propane or charcoal grills are permitted.  Users must pack out their charcoal and either take your trash with you, or place it in the numerous containers surrounding the pond.  Dogs must be leashed at all times.


Drive slowly, the limit is 15mph and only on established roads.  No ATVs are allowed.  Park only in designated areas.  There is no overnight parking or camping-City Ordinance 11-3-80. No alcohol without a permit by city ordinance-10-6-60.

Geese Over the Ponds

Geese Over the Ponds


Park hours are from 4:30am to 10:30pm.   Overnight fishing is allowed by permit obtained from the City of Lamar Offices.  That request was put before the Lamar City Council this past August by several interested citizens who provided a list of about 100 signatures who supported nighttime fishing.  Public access will be prohibited in the park from November 1 through the last day of the migratory waterfowl season as posted to provide waterfowl resting as necessary.


To report any violations or vandalism call the Lamar Police Department at 336-3984 or Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 336-6600.

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