In addition to fishing, water sports such as water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and jet skiing are popular on Vega’s high-mountain lake (8,000-ft. elevation). Swimming is permitted within the no wake zones in Vega Reservoir.
All boat ramps and ANS inspections open May 1st, depending on ice conditions. ANS inspections run from May to end of October each year depending on ice off and water levels.
Beginning May 2021, to prevent boats from launching during hours that ANS inspections are not available, the park has installed new gates and one-way spike strips. The spike strips will allow boats to exit the lake after hours at the Island boat ramp but will prevent anyone from entering the lake during non-inspection hours. Boaters that plan to exit the lake after inspection hours should park and use the Island boat ramp so that they are not behind locked gates after hours. Early Settlers boat ramp will be locked daily after the ANS inspection gate close.
For the safety of all boaters, Colorado Boating Statutes and Regulations are strictly enforced at Vega.
Colorado Off Highway Vehicle, Snowmobile, and Boat registrations, Non-resident ANS stamp and re-printing of temporary tags are available at the Park Visitor Center.