Welcome To Taylor Park Marina!

Taylor Park Marina sits at an elevation of 9,300 feet on the southern edge of Taylor Park Reservoir. The lake is bordered by the Continental Divide. The Upper Taylor River, Willow Creek, Texas Creek and Illinois Creek feed into this 2,000 surface acre lake which is home to some of the best Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Northern Pike fishing in the state.

If Fly Fishing is your game, the Taylor River has much to offer! It provides excellent fishing opportunities for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout. The Taylor Dam Tailwater (aka Hog Trough) is home to some very smart trophy size trout and the state record rainbow trout. Special fishing regulations apply. Please visit cpw.state.co.us for more info.
Wildlife is abundant here at Taylor Park. Don’t be surprised if you see deer, elk,moose, big horn sheep and bears roaming around or bald eagles soaring high above you.

Our Season usually opens Mid May and ends in late September.

We at Taylor Park Marina are committed to provide you with the best fishing / boating experience whether you are a seasoned fisherman, new to the sport or just want to have some fun. We offer boat and fishing equipment rentals as well as Stand Up Paddle Boards and a Paddle Boat.
Our store includes a full selection of Tackle and Bait, Marine Supplies, Camping necessities, Rain/Sun Gear, Souvenirs and the ONLY Liquor “Closet” in 35 miles!

The magnificent beauty of the surrounding peaks and the clear blue skies are breathtaking!
Come sit on our deck and enjoy a Breakfast Burrito or a Burger from our Mack-N Gnaw Grill or quench your thirst with an ice cold beverage.

Our Hummingbirds provide lots of free entertainment and excellent photo opportunities.
We have the best view around!

Boat Rentals

20 Foot Pontoon

$30000Full Day
  • $225 Half Day
  • *$70 hourly

24 Foot Pontoon

$32500Full Day
  • $250 Half Day
  • *$85 hourly

26 Foot Pontoon

$37500Full Day
  • $300 Half Day
  • *$100 hourly

14 Foot Aluminum Boat w/Motor

$9000Three Hr. Min.
  • $30 Per Additional Hr.
  • $180 Max for Full Day

16 Foot Aluminum Boat w/Motor

$10500Three Hr. Min.
  • $35 Per Additional Hr.
  • $210 Max for Full Day

Our fleet includes 20′, 24′ and 26′ Pontoon boats which offer more space and comfort as well as 14′ and 16′ Aluminum fishing boats w/6hp motors. Pontoon boats are available for Full Day and Half Day rental.
Aluminum Boats require a 3 hour minimum.
Additional fishing equipment such as anchors, nets, fishing poles are also available to rent.

Fuel and Life Jackets are included in the price of the boat rental at no additional charge.

Reservations are strongly suggested especially during peak season.
To secure a reservation please call us 970-641-2922.
Walk-Ins are also welcome!

A valid credit/debit card is required at time of booking.
Cancellations or changes must be made 48 hours prior to your reservation.
No Call – No Show will be charged the full price of the rental.

Rates are subject to change.



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Fishing Equipment & Other Rentals

Taylor Park Marina has all you need to enjoy a fun day of fishing on the lake. You don’t even have to bring your own gear…we rent it here!
Fishing on one of our boats, on shore, the many creeks and ponds?
Rent one of our Trolling Poles or a Spin casting pole.
We also rent nets and anchors.

Don’t feel like fishing? You can still enjoy the water by renting one of our 3 Paddle Boards or a Paddle Boat.

Taylor Park Marina has so many options available to make your trip memorable. 
So give us a call at 970-641-2922 we are more than happy to help!

*Lost equipment / damaged equipment additional charge/s.

Fishing Equipment  
$15.00 per day Trolling Pole w/Cowbells
$10.00 per day Spin Casting Pole
$5.00 per day Net
$10.00 per day Anchor
Paddle Boards  
$40.00 Half Day
$80 Full Day
Paddle Board
$10.00 Per Hour If Available
Paddle Boat  
$10.00 Per Hour Paddle Boat
  • Additional charges may apply for lost or damaged equipment.
Fishing Poles  
$12.50 Full Day Only
$130.00 Rod & Reel Replacement
$12.50 Cowbell Purchase
Insurance for an Additional $2
Fishing Nets  
$2.50 Full Day Only
$25.00 Lost Net Replacement
or Stringers
$1.00 Full Day Only
Boat Anchors  
$5.00 – $10.00 Full Day Only
$40.00 – $50.00 Lost Anchor Replacement
Paddle Board  
$35.00 Half Day
$60.00 Full Day
Paddle Boat  
$10.00 Per Hour
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Bait Shop / Liquor Store

We have everything you need. 

  • Fishing licenses 
  • Night crawlers & Frozen Sucker Meat
  • A wide selection of fishing lures
  • Fishing poles, reels and line
  • Liquor Store with “Reel” Beer and Liquor
  • Bagged ice
  • Hot & cold beverages
  • Snacks
  • Cigarettes & cigars
  • Boat Gas
  • Wood


The only Liquor Store in Taylor Park!
We sell “reel” beer, wine and liquor. 
“We may be small but we’ve got it all!

  • Cold Beer
  • Assorted Wine
  • Bottled Liquours
  • Assorted Shooters
  • Plus much, much more. 

We are open 7 day a week. Hours may vary.
Call ahead 970-641-2922

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Mac-N-Gnaw Grill 

Call ahead to order 970-641-2922

The Mac-N-Gnaw Grill is open daily from *8/7 am to 4pm

We have the best Breakfast Burritos and Burgers around and all made to order!
Breakfast Burritos till 11am
Lunch till 4pm

Call ahead 970-641-2922 to place your order and we will have it ready for pick up.
Order the night before your fishing trip and avoid the wait!

Having a company or family fishing trip? Ask us about group catering 970-641-2922


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Local Accommodations

Accommodations near us:  
Taylor Park Trading Post 970-641-2555
Holts Guest Ranch  970-641-2733 (seasonal)
970-642-0700 (year round)
US Forest Service Campground Reservations 877-444-6777
Colorado Dream Ranch 970-641-8911
Harmels 970-641-1740
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Calendar of Events

Mid-May: Opening Day

First day of the season. Fill your lungs with the fresh mountain air. Enjoy a few snacks from our store and grill. Update your old tackle box with brand new fishing supplies from our bait shop. Spring is in the air and the fish will be sure to be biting.
Contact us for updates on ice off.

Late September: Closing Day

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Contact Us


21700 CR 742 
Almont, CO 81210


Phone: 970-641-2922 (Spring/Summer)
Phone: 970-290-9583 (Ryan Birdsey )
Phone: 970-309-6339 (R.J. Birdsey )
Phone: 719-651-3363 (Patty ) 

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Directions & Map

Taylor Park is easy to get to, located just 3 1/2 hours from Denver, 36 miles west of Buena Vista over **Cottonwood Pass** or from Gunnison on Hwy 135 ten miles North to Almont and then east on County Road #742.

Cottonwood Pass is closed for the 2021 winter season.