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Stem Beach
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Passing by it on the way into Pueblo, it is difficult to determine what exactly Stem Beach is? Technically, Stem Beach is the name of the unincorporated community adjacent to lakes created by the CF& I in the early 1900’s. The name comes from reeds with prominent stems which grow along the lake shores.

Originally constructed as Reservoirs #2 and #3, water is contained within dikes of slag from the steel mill transported and dumped by the former CF&I Railroad. The reservoirs have also been called the St. Charles Lakes.

The lakes are part of 1800 acres of land leased from the CF&I and related companies over time. First called the Savard Gun Club, it became “The Fin and Feather Club” believed to be the oldest active fishing and hunting club in Colorado. Formed in 1917 as the “CF&I Fin and Feather Club” its membership was restricted to CF&I employees. In the 1980’s the club offered membership to the public and dropped the CF&I from its name. Facilities include picnic spots, camping, boating, fishing, hunting and the club offers social events.

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