The Arkansas River below Lake Pueblo is an amazing winter tailwater fishery. Even though it is a tailwater, flows below the dam can get dangerously high during spring runoff, so be careful wading. This stretch of river is known for being a nice urban fly fishing destination. There is a public restroom at the parking area near Valco Ponds and the city of Pueblo is only a ten-minute drive away, with its full compliment of restaurants and stores. You’ll need to purchase a parks pass in order to use the Valco Ponds parking lot.