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Boyd Lake
Boyd Lake

​​​​​​​​​​Boyd Lake State Park is a water-sports haven for northern Colorado. The lake lies at the western-most edge of the plains at the foot of snow-capped Long's Peak and the mountains of the Continental Divide.

Boyd Lake State Park has something for everyone: boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, and hunting.

All types of watercraft: ski boats, fishing boats, jet skis, sailboats, canoes, use Boyd Lake's 1,700 surface-acres of water. Boyd also has a sandy beach and a pavilion for swimmers. Boyd Lake State Park also has a modern campground with 148 paved pull-through sites that can accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length. View an aerial view of the Cottonwood Campground. You can zoom in & out on the document.

Pets are allowed on Boyd Lake State Park but must be kept on 6 foot leash at all times.

Mariner Point Group Picnic Area

The Mariner Point Group Picnic Area (GPA) is open every year from approximately mid-May to mid September for use, and is available by reservation only. The Group Picnic Area can accommodate up to 200 guests! For reservation Calendar, rental agreement, and more information, visit the Group Picnic Area page.

Anyone or group wishing to hold a special activity at ​​​Boyd Lake State Park must first complete the Special Activities Agreement. ​​

At the Visitor Center...

We sell Boat, Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) & Snowmobile registrations as well as Colorado State Park Passes & Permits. We also sell Colorado State Fishing and Hunting Licenses.

To register a boat for the first time, you will need the Hull ID Number, the make, model, year and length of the vessel, and the current registration number (if available). If you do not have this information, you will need to bring the vessel in for a Hull ID Number inspection by a Ranger.

If you're registering an OHV or Snowmobile for the first time, you will need the Vehicle ID Number, the make, model, year, engine displacement size (cc), and the current registration number (if available). If you do not have this information you will need to bring the vessel in for a Vehicle ID Number inspection by a Ranger.