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Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Lake Open for Boating


  • The East Ramp will be open for ANS inspections from 6:00 am-6:00 pm. 
  • West Ramp is closed for the season.
  • Please keep a lookout for possible floating debris, and always be aware that unmarked hazards may exist. 
  • If debris or hazards are discovered please notify park staff.

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. ​

​How-to Make Camping Reservations

Camping reservations can only be made online at or by calling the CPW reservations call center.

Please call (toll free): 

The call center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.​​

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.​