Ruedi Marina Day Use Area and Boat Ramp
Ruedi marina's boat ramp is handy for both sailboats and motorized boats. A mandatory boat inspection keeps invasive non-native species, like freshwater mussels, out of Ruedi’s waters. Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, has emerged as a very popular reservoir activity in the past decade.
Ruedi Reservoir is a reservoir on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide on the Fryingpan River. It sits about 15 miles upstream of the town of Basalt, Colorado, near Aspen. The reservoir is located within the White River National Forest, and straddles the county line between Pitkin County and Eagle County.
- Wildlife Watching
The Forest Service is concerned by the serious threat posed to our aquatic habitats by two non-native and invasive aquatic mussels —the Zebra mussel and the Quagga mussel. The boating season brings with it mandatory state-certified boat inspections to help prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels in Colorado reservoirs.
Preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species starts with you – the vessel owner. Boats and boat trailers can easily transport aquatic hitchhikers in many different ways. If you don’t clean your vessel, you may introduce aquatic nuisance species to other waters.