Groups of up to 200 people can reserve Mariner Point group picnic area located on a secluded peninsular just north of the marina cove. This private area includes a covered pavilion, Twenty picnic tables (8 feet long), 2 fire grills, many electrical outlets, 2 food preparation countertops, water, sink, restroom facility, and a fireplace. A volleyball court, horseshoe pits and a private playground area are located next to the covered facility. The facility also has a private parking lot. There is boat ramp located on the peninsula, which affords the ability to pull a boat up to the area. You cannot launch a vessel from here.
Mariner Point Group Picnic Area
This is a reservation-only area. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance. To make a reservation please complete the Mariner Point Group Picnic Area Rental Agreement.
Special Activity Agreement for the GPA
If you wish to have an activity that is outside the norm for the facility (for example, a bouncy house, dunk tank or water slide) you will need to submit a Special Activity Agreement Form to obtain permission.
Below is a calendar that shows current reservations. Please choose a date that is not currently reserved. Please note that once your reservation is confirmed you will receive a confirmation letter via email (if an email address has been provided) or USPS. If there is a conflict in dates you will also be notified. Please call the park office if you require more information at 970-669-1739.
View the Group Picnic Area Reservations Calendar.
Alternate Pass Agreement
An Alternate pass agreement allows individuals that rent the group picnic area to create and distribute vouchers to all people who will be attending the event. When a vehicle enters the park for the event, they will give the voucher to the entrance station attendant in return for a daily park pass. If the vehicle occupants do not provide a voucher, they will be required to purchase a park pass. At the end of the event, the responsible party will submit payment (cash, check with ID, MasterCard or Visa) for all vouchers collected to the gate attendant.
You will receive a confirmation email that informs you that your Alternate Pass Agreement is approved. Until you receive that confirmation from the Park you DO NOT have an approved agreement.
Please see the Mariner Point GPA Brochure for more information. You may fill out the Alternate Pass Agreement Request at a minimum of two weeks before the event.