Horsetooth Reservoir borders Lory to the east and is operated by the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources. Canoeists, kayakers, and rafters can hand-launch their crafts within a short walk from the North Eltuck Bay parking lot. The boat ramp nearest to Lory is located at Horsetooth Dam- Satanka Cove.
Another option for power boaters is Boyd Lake State Park in the Loveland area, a short drive from Lory.
Boat registration services are available at the Lory State Park Visitor Center during business hours. Call 970-493-1623 for hours.