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Chatfield

​​Park ​Conditions Alert: 

Chatfield State Park continues to experience flood related issues that are affecting recreation and facilities at the Park. The park, including the campground, remains open at this time. Access to the Campground is now only available off of the North Roxborough Park Road entrance (Plum Creek Entrance). Access to the North Boat Ramp is only available off the Wadsworth entrance (Deer Creek Entrance). 

Facilities affected and closed at this time are:

  • South End of Main Park Road
  • Marina Parking Lot
  • Gravel Ponds Parking Area
  • Swim Beach
  • Jamison Picnic Area 
  • Catfish Picnic Area
  • King Fisher
  • Eagle Cove
  • South Boat Ramp
  • Plum Creek Picnic area (including Roxborough Cove)

Restroom facilities and parking lots in these areas are closed. Parking space and picnic locations are limited at this time due to the high water. Parking is not allowed along the main park road. All vehicles must be parked in a designated parking area and those are limited at this time. Boaters are required to use the North Boat ramp. Boaters may experience delays in loading and unloading due to limited dock space. Boaters will need to us​e extra caution on the water as there is increased debris and buoy markers may have moved during the flood.​


​​​​​​​​Float your boat in the lake, bicycle or hike on a trail that provides scenic views of the neighboring foothills and Platte River valley,  camp, ride a horse and even fly a model airplane - all at Chatfield State Park, nestled next to the foothills southwest of Denver.

Boaters of all types – from water skiers to fishing enthusiasts to canoeists and sailors - enjoy Chatfield Reservoir’s waters. Boat rentals, a floating restaurant and a marina are also available at Chatfield. Campers have their choice of 197 campsites all with electrical hookups and many with full hookups (water, sewer and electric), in four campgrounds at Chatfield. All campsites are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Facilities include flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, fire ring and a sanitary waste station.  In addition to the 197 single-family campsites offered at Chatfield, there are ten reservable Group Camping sites available. Please call the Park Office at (303) 791-7275 for more information or to reserve a Group campsite.

Enjoy Chatfield's Trails

On Chatfield's trails, you can escape the boredom of the gym by taking a morning jog, exploring natural areas that border the reservoir, leisurely pedaling your bicycle through the park, or riding a horse into the sunset. Trail maps are available at the park's main entrances.

Water Storage

Chatfield Reallocation Project Update May 5, 2014

At the January 2014 Commission meeting the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Mitigation Plan presented by the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project Participants was approved.  This plan is in accordance with C.R.S. 37-60-122.2.

Reservoir Storage Reallocation Study is the name given to the federal study currently underway to assess the feasibility of reallocating some of the storage space in Chatfield Reservoir. On August 2nd, 2013, the Army Corp of Engineers released the Final Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement (RE/EIS).

For more information, please visit www.chatfieldstudy.org.


 

Chatfield is open for camping

When visitors see Chatfield's beautiful rolling foothills, expansive reservoir and abundant wildlife, they can't believe the park is located just outside the Denver metro area. Our campground has full service sites available offering water, sewer and electric hookups or sites with electric only. Over thirty sites have new detached tent pads. Reservations are highly recommended for camping at Chatfield. 

Boating Update

Chatfield is now open for boating. ​For ​Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspection information, please visit ​the boating page​. ​