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Help Videos:

  • Quick Guide Video The Colorado Fishing Atlas Quick Guide video covers the basics of map navigation, map layers, tools and more.

  • Trip Planner Video The Colorado Fishing Atlas Trip Planner video illustrates how you can use the Atlas to locate a great opportunity specific to your skill and interests anywhere in the state of Colorado.

Map layers:

Advanced Help:

  • What's New to find out what new features have been added to the latest version.

  • Advanced Help to find advanced help topics such as navigation hot keys and start up parameters.

  • Import Bookmarks to import your bookmarks and preferred coordinate projection from the old version of NDIS. You must do this for each NDIS application (e.g. Fishing Atlas and Hunting Atlas) that you use.

Troubleshooting Help


For questions about specific wildlife species or Parks and Wildlife management practice including, but not limited to hunting, fishing or land-use, please submit your question to AskCPW.

For local Parks and Wildlife office locations and contact information, please use the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Office Directory.

Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What does SWA, STL, SFU, WWA, and GMU stand for?
    A: SWA=State Wildlife Area
    STL=State Trust Land
    SFU=State Fishing Unit
    WWA=Watch-able Wildlife Area
    GMU=Game Management Unit

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