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South Platte Hartsel Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Hartsel, Park County, Colorado, United States of America

4 Anglers Maximum

Basic Access: $125

Cutthroat Subscriber Access: $100

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Camping Available: $50

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Private access to over one mile of the Middle Fork of the South Platte River within a few minutes drive of the world-famous Dream Stream. Fish range from 12-18″. This location is hopper dropper heaven!! The property is located a few minutes away from Hartsel. Camping is permitted if you want to make a long weekend out of your visit. River access is suitable for younger anglers and people with mobility issues. You can drive right up to the river’s edge.

Please allow up to 2 business days for booking confirmations.

Camping prices are per person/per day. Camping is dispersed camping. Please practice “leave no trace” principles and pack out all trash. You will need to supply your own water.  No open fires allowed.

Features and Amenities

River Data

5-Day Weather Forecast

34℉ / 31℉

41℉ / 28℉

34℉ / 20℉

32℉ / 20℉

29℉ / 9℉


Reviews (7)

4.9 out of 5.0
Service 5.0
Value for Money 4.7
Location 4.9
Cleanliness 4.9
  • Andrew Luter
    September 12, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Great location at the confluence of the South and Middle Forks of the South Platte. The day I went the flows were low, water was gin clear and the fish were spooky. Fished the South Fork first, but mostly saw hits from sub 5” fish. Made my way to the Middle Fork and the flows were better and the fish bigger. Had to deal with some tough wind conditions, but managed to bring several 15-18” fish into the net using larger hoppers or Hippy Stompers close to the grassy banks. Camped right next to the river, which was great. Owner’s son and caretaker both came by to say hi and give me some fishing beta. All in all a great day on the water,

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  • Stephen Smith
    July 15, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Visited June 26/27
    Cool property with access to a decent stretch of river. Not sure it hits the mile mark. Fishing was just okay during our stay. Caught as many suckers as we did trout. I’m sure the heavy storms didn’t help. There was an old barn right next to the river that provided us much needed shelter during the storms. Camped in a RTT right next to the river which was amazing! The onsite property caretaker was available for questions and even helped us get access to bathrooms which was much appreciated. Would recommend @ lowest fee option for sure.

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  • Bill Ring
    July 14, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Wonderful little stretch of the Middle Fork…First time and the clarity was really off the day I fished..In the short time the water started to clear before the thunderstorms hit the fishing really picked up..Can’t wait to go back!

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Value for Money

Anglers, choose how you want to experience RareWaters!

We work directly with our landowners to provide you with amazing fly fishing experiences. Choose the experience that’s right for you!


  • Skip the crowds at public fishing locations
  • Book any of our properties in exchange for a daily access fee
  • Pay as you go access fees starting at $125 per angler per day
  • Experience adventure, serenity and world-class fly fishing


  • Enjoy the perks of being a Cutthroat Subscriber
  • $25 off daily access fees for you and guests
  • Receive river flow and weather reports for every trip
  • $25 of your subscription is donated to Trout Unlimited


It’s simple. You just pay as you book. Anyone can book our locations! Property access starts at $125 per angler per day. Subscriptions aren’t required but Cutthroat subscribers enjoy perks like $25 off every booking and river reports for each trip. Spend more time on the water and let us worry about the rest!

Landowners have at least 1/2 mile of river, stream or creek running through their property. Each property is vetted by RareWaters staff to ensure a premium fly fishing experience.

Right now, we’re focused on the Western United States. But don’t worry, we plan to list properties in other states soon. Our goal is to provide you with new water access no matter where you’re traveling.

We offer subscriptions to all anglers. Subscriptions offer anglers discounted rod fees, priority booking and more. $25 of every subscription is donated to Trout Unlimited, our partners in conservation.

After we receive your payment, RareWaters sends anglers a detailed property map including directions and GPS coordinates. We strongly encourage all anglers to save the GPS coordinates into their smartphones before leaving cell service. Google Maps is our preferred app for directions.