When boat ramp is closed, only "ANS Inspection-Exempt boats" may launch. Exempt craft are ONLY those with no motor of any kind, hand-launched, can't hold hidden water.If you come during inspection hours, we can put a seal on the boat and give you an associated receipt that will allow you to launch here at this lake outside of inspection hours.
For more information, see the CPW Boat Inspection page.
You can contact our office at 970-533-7065 or the Area 15 office at 970-247-0855 for more information on securing a pre-inspection, seal and receipt. Again, this will be required prior to your launch.
Hand launching of inspection-exempt craft is ok when ramp is closed. Thoroughly understand the pre-inspection requirements prior to launching. Thoroughly understand watercraft exemption before launching.
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.