Boat Launch Access and Hours
All boats must be inspected at launch and at loading. The gates to the ramp are closed when the stations are not open.
Boat Ramp/Inspection Hours
- Both Ramps are open for launching and loading
- Ramp/Inspection hours: 5am to midnight.
- Decon hours: 8am to 7pm.
We are experiencing high visitation and heavy boating usage. Expect long lines at the entrance to the park, to launch your boat and to find a parking space. Be prepared to walk a distance from your parking spot.
1 to 2 hour waits may occur during the peak times: 11 am to 4 pm on weekends.
Boats may stay on the lake 24 hours a day with proper lights, but they may only launch or load during ramp/inspection hours.
You must be AT THE STATION with your boat before closing time to receive your inspection and seal.
Winter Weather Closure Procedure
In an effort to standardize our response and to ensure everyone's safety when winter weather conditions are present at the ramp, we follow the following protocols:
Weekdays (Mon-Thurs): If the schools in Pueblo West District 70 are closed due to bad weather, the inspection stations will also be closed. If the schools are on a two hour delay, our inspection stations will open at 9 am.
The information regarding school closings in D70 is widely reported on local television and radio stations. Closing notices are also available at www.district70.org. This applies to the Pueblo West schools in District 70 and not the mountain schools.
Weekends (Fri-Sun): If snow and icy conditions exist, it is likely that we will be on, at least, a delayed opening of 9 am. To confirm this before 9 am, please call the non-emergent CSP dispatch number: 719-544-2424 for ramp details. After 9 am, please call our Visitor Center at 719-561-9320 for the information.
As always, inspection stations may be closed early due to adverse weather conditions that arise during the day or other unexpected circumstances.
ANS Questions and More Information
Call ANS Supervisor, Doug, at 719-251-4319. Please make your calls during normal business hours, such as 9am - 5pm. Doug thanks you!