Lake Nighthorse revenue, visitation fall short in 2018

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Lake Nighthorse revenue, visitation fall short in 2018

City of Durango optimistic second season will be stronger
Lake Nighthorse fell short of revenue and visitation expectations in its first season. But the city of Durango has high hopes for next season and plans to make additional investments in the lake.
Fort Lewis College zoology students finish hauling in a gill net during a survey of fish in Lake Nighthorse last year.
If you go

Lake Nighthorse will be open from March 30 to Nov. 15 in 2019.
It will be open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 28.
Season passes are available at the Durango Community Recreation Center.
A season pass for a single vehicle is $70. A punch pass for five visits is $30.

Lake Nighthorse visits

Lake Nighthorse had 48,078 visits in 2018. Here’s a breakdown of the activities those visitors participated in:
37 percent canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding23 percent walking, running, dog walking14 percent fishing on foot10 percent swimming7 percent fishing from a motorized boat6 percent water skiing and wakeboarding2 percent fishing from nonmotorized craft1 percent sailing

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Lake Nighthorse revenue, visitation fall short in 2018

Lake Nighthorse fell short of revenue and visitation expectations in its first season. But the city of Durango has high hopes for next season and plans to make additional investments in the lake.
Fort Lewis College zoology students finish hauling in a gill net during a survey of fish in Lake Nighthorse last year.
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