The William’s Fork River is a tailwater river system that comes out of William’s Fork Reservoir. It’s part of Kemp/Breeze Colorado State Wildlife Area and a fantastic public resource. It’s located in Middle Park, winds its way through ranch land and is a tributary of the Upper Colorado River. You are not alone on this river, wildlife such as Moose, Deer, Elk, Bear and different types of bird will likely accompany you on your outing. Be sure to watch out for Moose as their temperament is more aggressive than not.
During the spring, the river’s first hatches are midges, baetis and a few caddis. This continues into runoff when the flows can sometimes exceed 1,000cfs.