WATER LEVEL IS LOW, RESTRICTING BOATING TO HAND LAUNCHING
The lake is currently open to hand-launch boating, pending pre-inspection for ANS as required (see below) and at wakeless speed.
Hand launching of inspection-exempt craft is ok when ramp is closed. Thoroughly understand the pre-inspection requirements prior to launching.
During boating season a pre-launch inspection for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) is REQUIRED for all trailered or motorized boats to prevent the introduction of ANS into Colorado waters. ANS inspections can be done by appointment.
For a boat inspection outside of the summer season when the station is staffed please call our office at (970) 533-7065 or (970) 247-0855 (Durango Parks & Wildlife office) to schedule an inspection.
Remember to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY your boat between uses to reduce the risk of transporting aquatic nuisance species that can ruin water recreation areas!
For more information on the boating rules, ANS, and safety information please see CPW's Boating section. Register your boat, or call our office, (970) 533-7065.
Boat registrations are valid from Jan. 1 - Dec. 31.