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​​​​​​​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 campground​s 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 Storage Reallocation Project (CSRP)

Update November 13, 2017

The Chatfield Reservoir Mitigation Company (CRMC) was formed in the fall of 2015.  The CRMC is committed to implementing environmental and recreation mitigation to allow reliable water storage to ensure water supplies for current and future generations. 

The US Army Corp of Engineers approved the initial work on the CSRP on November 8, 2017, the USACE provided the CDNR with a Letter of Authorization for the construction of the Plum Creek Onsite Environmental Mitigation Project, an important environmental enhancement component of the overall project. Based on that authorization, the CRMC has provided its Contractor (Concrete Express, Inc.) with a Notice to Proceed with construction.

The Plum Creek Onsite Environmental Mitigation Project is located within the Park boundaries and is a tributary to the reservoir. The project involves approximately 4,200 feet of stream restoration, over 50,000 new plantings, and significant re-contouring. The project will address the significant erosion or head cutting that is occurring within this stream reach. Construction activities will commence the week of November 13, 2017 and is anticipated to be complete by the fall of 2018.

Due to the work beginning the Plum Creek Nature Road will be closed to all traffic including bicycles and pedestrians.  The rest of the park including the campgrounds will remain open at this time.   

Please visit​ the project website at​for the most up to date information.​

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.​ This includes all bodies of water and all vessels including, but not limited to (kayaks, paddleboards, etc...) ​For ​Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspection information, please visit ​the boating page​.