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Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek

About the Park

  • All fees apply. 
  • Expect longer waits due to the popularity of the park.
  • Open 5 am to 10 pm.
  • Fishing is allowed, with a license.
  • Paddle boards, kayaks boats, and jet skis are allowed.
  • The small individual dispersed grills throughout the park are available. Limit group size to 10 or less.
    • Park passes are required.
    • Please bring your own hand sanitizer. There may be no running water available.  
  • All trails, boat ramps, marinas and shorelines remain open.

Camping reservations cannot be made at the park. 

To reserve camping, visit CPWShop.com or call 1-800-244-5613 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Please use cpwshop.com to purchase annual passes, dog off-leash passes, fishing licenses, watercraft registrations, or the park's self-service stations to purchase passes for day use.  


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Denver’s natural and spacious backyard playground. There’s so much to see and enjoy. ​Summers are busy and action packed while off-peak times are quiet and laid back. Anchored around a 880 surface acre reservoir, the park offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and complete outdoor recreation facilities, including camping, picnicking and facilities for group events.

Trunk or Treat

Join us for a spooktacular event October 23rd, 2pm. to 4pm.

  • Cherry Creek State Park, Smoky Hill Area
  • Costumes engouraged!
  • PARK PASS REQUIRED ($11)

Current Water Information

For up to the minute water temperature: 

​​​​​​​New ANS Stamp Required

​​Read about the ANS stamp requirements for motorboats and sailboats on our water activities page.

Park Passes Available Online

Save time and purchase your annual park pass online​ ahead of your visit. ​

Unique activities

​There’s more to Cherry Creek than traditional park activities.  Hard-to-find and unique activities like model airplane flying, horseback riding and a family shooting range are available too. 

Check out the park activities page for more information.​