Q: Is the resort open to the public?

A: No; The Lost Dutchman is an exclusive private recreational fishing resort.

Q: Do I need a Colorado fishing license at The Lost Dutchman?

A: No; The Lost Dutchman is private property and operates under a commercial lake license, therefore a personal fishing license is not required. You must have a dated fishing activity report receipt in your possession to remove fish from the property.

Q: Am I allowed to use more than 1 rod at a time?

A: No; Anyone fishing may only have 1 rod in the water at any one time and it must be under the personal control of the fisherman.

We operate in accordance with Parks and Wildlife State Fishing Regulations.

Q: How do I become a member?

A: Review the membership Information –How do I become a member Rates and Guidelines

Q: How many fish am I allowed to keep?

A: Certain memberships are allowed to keep 6  fish per day and a maximum of 50 fish per year. Please refer to our different types of memberships for specific information. The business memberships keep limit is based on the business membership level. Please see your HR department.

Q: How does the electronic gate access work?

A: When you become a member, we issue you a “private” gate code. This code allows you entrance to the resort.
If for any reason a member is found in violation of resort rules, or membership has expired, that code will be deleted
from the system and will no longer allow you entrance.

Q: Can I bring non-member friends and guests into the resort?

A: Certain memberships are allowed up to six guests. Please refer to our different types of memberships for specific information. Business Members allowed guests are based on the Business Membership type. Please contact your HR office. All guests must have a guest car hang tag issued by the member. THE MEMBER MUST BE ON THE RESORT WITH THEIR GUESTS AT ALL TIMES.

Q: Is there resort security?

A: Yes; We conduct daily spot-checks for valid memberships, such as a valid and visible member/ guest car hangtag. Our goal is to make our Resort a safe and pleasant experience for all members, and we will be happy to assist in any way we can.

Q: Can I “give out” my gate code for a guest to enter?

A: No; Members are entitled to bring guests ONLY when accompanied by that member. All guests must use the guest access code which is issued to them by the member. As a reminder, you the member will be held responsible for your guests` actions while on property.

Q: What kind of activities are offered at The Lost Dutchman?

A: In the summer months (defined roughly as April-September or as weather dictates) = fishing, hiking, and camping.
In the winter months (defined roughly as October-March or as weather dictates) = ice fishing, snowshoeing, and hiking.

Q: What lakes are catch and release?  

A: Deer, Bear, Sun, Summer, and Forest Lakes

Q: What are the catch and release lakes rules?

A: Fishing in the catch-and-release lakes is by artificial flies and lures with one single-pointed barbless hook only. NO live minnows, worms, power bait, treble hooks, double hooks, or barbed hooks are allowed. Any scented flies or lures must be 1.5 inches or longer in length. If a fish is injured at a catch-and-release lake, it cannot be kept. All fish must be released back into the water, dead or alive, with no exceptions. Anyone found keeping fish from any catch-and-release lakes are subject to a fine set by the Resort.

Q: What is the cost to the member to have over 6 guests at a time?

A: A fee of  $25.00 per guest, per day, is required for any guest over the member’s allotted guest count. Members must give advance notice to LDR staff prior to the guests arriving.

Q: Do you allow dogs on the resort?

A: Yes; however for the safety of members,  guests, wildlife, and your pets, they must be kept on a leash, under physical control or in an approved fenced area at all times when on Resort property, including campsites.

Q: Are the Resort amenities such as the bathhouse, dump station, potable water, and fish cleaning station available to the members all year round?

A: No.  The Lost Dutchman Resort is open all year round to our members, but the amenities are winterized after Labor Day.