Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of the FLMD Office?2024-04-29T12:23:22-06:00

Monday – Friday – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

What is the address of the FLMD Office?2022-04-26T21:48:07-06:00

82 Alpine Forest Drive

Bayfield, CO 81122

What are the hours of the Trash drop-off?2024-04-29T12:21:42-06:00

Monday – 7:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. (April 1 – October 31)
– 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (November 1 – March 31)
Tuesday – Friday – 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday – 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
Holidays –         Call (970) 884-2925 for Hours

Where is the Trash drop-off located?2020-02-05T18:28:28-07:00

On CR 501 across from Forest Lakes, behind the Fire Station.

Why do we have to take our trash to the drop-off location?2020-02-27T17:14:29-07:00

FLMD does not do trash pickup and given the wild animals that live in the area, it is best to remove the trash from your homes.

Is Forest Lakes part of Bayfield?2020-02-05T18:29:57-07:00

No, Forest Lakes is part of La Plata County

Which Units have both water and sewer accessible?2020-02-05T18:31:07-07:00

Units 4 and 5, and a few select lots in Unit 2.

Does Forest Lakes have an HOA?2023-10-27T14:06:21-06:00


Does Forest Lakes Metropolitan District enforce covenants?2020-02-05T18:32:09-07:00


What do the service fees cover?2020-02-27T17:15:31-07:00

Road Maintenance, Snow Removal, Trash, Mail Kiosk Maintenance, Water, Sewer (if applicable), Parks and Recreation

What is the brown material that is used on the roads during the summer?2020-02-05T18:33:16-07:00

It is called Lignosulfonate (sometimes referred to as “Lig”) and it is a dust control soil stabilization treatment? It is a naturally occurring polymer found in wood that acts like glue. Lignosulfonates work by binding the road surface particles together. Water evaporates from the lignosulfonate as it dries, and the dust particles are trapped by the high-viscosity, naturally sticky material. In addition, over time some of the lignosulfonates become completely insoluble due to solar heating.

Is Mag Sugar road blend safe?2023-05-12T14:00:49-06:00

The material we are using on the roads now is a blend of liquid magnesium chloride and a complex sugar.
It’s an all-natural, environmentally friendly solution for gravel road stabilization and
dust control. The CS’s hygroscopic properties naturally capture moisture from the air
keeping the road damp and dust-free for a healthier environment and a safer road.

“If you happen to drive through mag/sugar after it has been applied to the roads,  please note that it is water soluble and will wash off of your vehicle”.

Where can I take my used motor oil?2020-02-05T18:34:29-07:00

You can drop it off at the Maintenance shop and leave it outside the door in a sealed container.

How do I rent the Recreation Center?2023-10-27T14:10:07-06:00

Currently the Recreation Center is NOT available to rent.

Do I need a fishing license to fish at Lake Simpatico in Forest Lakes?2020-02-05T18:35:40-07:00

No, you don’t. But, you must be a resident, or accompanied by a resident of Forest Lakes. Plus, the limit is 2 trout per day and you will need to follow the signs posted at the lake.

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