Grape Creek – Temple Canyon Park

Grape Creek is a major stream that drains the majority of the Wet Mountain Valley in south central Colorado. Water flow through the area is controlled upstream by DeWeese Reservoir. The Colorado Division of Wildlife and BLM are working with the irrigation company to provide managed flows that will enhance Grape Creek’s fishery. The reservoir controls the creek’s flow and maintains a steady volume most of the year. This lower elevation area is best fished in the spring, early summer and fall seasons.


There are two areas to fish here. The first is Temple Canyon Park which is own and managed by the city of Canon City. You can access this area just west of Canon City or by taking Temple Canyon rd. The upper access has parking next to a bridge and you can hike downstream or upstream.