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 Satanka Cove on the north side of the reservoir.
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.