Stagecoach is equipped with two boat launches, both with ample parking for vehicles and trailers.
Main Boat Ramp
Located on the north shore of the reservoir near Pinnacle Campground, the ramp is serviced by the marina and gas dock offering rentals, as well as basic fishing and camping supplies.
Second Boat Ramp
Located in the Morrison Cove area, this ramp offers picnic areas and vault toilets.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspections
Stagecoach State Park asks that all boats arrive clean, drained and dry and requires pre-inspections May 1 - Nov 1 on all vessels prior to launching on the reservoir in an effort to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species. Inspection stations will be set up at each boat ramp. Boats must get an inspection during designated hours in order to launch. Contact the park at (970) 736-2436 for current hours.
Please visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife's Aquatic Nuisance Species page for more information on this program.
Safety, Rules and Regulations
A PFD, more commonly known as a life jacket, is required for each person on a boat. PFD’s have to fit property and be in serviceable condition. Remember that a PFD is not useful if it cannot be reached.
Buoys on the surface of the reservoir designate wakeless areas. However, a generous portion of the reservoir is available for boating and skiing activities. To view the buoy layout of the reservoir, please see the
park brochure & map. Maps are also located at each boat ramp.
A sand swimming beach is a favorite for families and is located near Pinnacle Campground.
Swimming is allowed only in the designated swim beach area. Water-skiing is allowed only in designated areas.
Boats towing skiers must keep 150 feet from shore and must have an observer on board in addition to the operator.
Ski patterns are counterclockwise.
Boaters are subject to current Colorado boating statutes and regulations available at the entrance station or park office.
Boat registrations are available at the park office. For more information on boating fees and regulations, please visit the
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Boating section.